Dr. Khalifa H. Harib obtained his B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D., all in Mechanical Engineering, from UAE University and Ohio State University, USA. He has interests in automated manufacturing systems, industrial robotics, machine and mechanism design and dynamics and control, and has extended his expertise and knowledge into interdisciplinary areas including embedded systems, real-time systems and programming. Dr. Harib served on various university and national committees and boards including the launching committee of Dubai Metro project, and the Board of Trusties of the ICT fund. He is also continually offering technical advising to the UAE industry.