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Electrical Engineer Engineering

New York, NY, 10027
August 10, 2012

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Abdullah M. AlGhamdi

*** **** ***** ****** ********* 5A

New York, NY 10027

Tel. 857-***-****


Qualifications Profile

Analytical, focused, and motivated professional seeking to leverage strong training and experience to excel in a role as an Electrical Engineer.

Advanced technical proficiencies in wireless communications, networking, and digital/analog electronics. Knowledgeable of database management and data mining.

Highly skilled in WiMAX and LTE, MIMO systems, and wireless/ RF/ mobile network communications systems.

Complementary strengths in programming using Java and C++; excel at formulating problems and developing practical working solutions with Object-Oriented methods.

Team player able to effectively manage deliverables as leader and as individual contributor to group projects.

Personable and outgoing with strong interpersonal skills.

Fluent in Arabic and English.

Core Technologies

Languages: Java, C++, Fortran, working knowledge of OpenCL

Environments: CentOS 5.0, Linux, MAC OS X, MS DOS, MS Windows

Software: Matlab, MathCAD, OrCAD, Cadence Virtuoso, Multisim, Simulink, HSpice, PSpice, Spectre, OMNeT++, QualNet, Wireshark, Adobe Photoshop CS 5.0, MS Office Suite.

Equipment: Digital Multimeter, Oscilloscope, Function Generator, Spectrometer

Education and Credentials

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (05/2012)

Columbia University in the City of New York

The Fu Foundation School of Engineering & Applied Science, New York, NY

~ Peer Advisor; International Students & Scholars Office (ISSO)

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering - Electronics & Communications (06/2006)

King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

~ Graduated with second honors with 4.35/5.0 GPA.

~ Board Member; Electronics & Communications Engineering Students Council

~ Member; Student Faculty Advisory Committee

Experience Highlights

Columbia University, New York, NY

Electrical Engineering Master’s Candidate, 09/2008 – 05/2012

Forged advanced electrical engineering skills via research intensive program designed to train engineers in cutting-edge imaging, telecommunications, networking, and mobile technologies. Established advanced understanding of LTE and WiMAX systems, MIMO systems, and wireless mobile communications networks. Expanded strengths in digital signals processing and random signals and noise. Honed knowledge of computer communications networks. Applied cumulative mastery to completing projects based on real world technological challenges.

σ Designed social networking app with routing using Java, TCP/IP and UDP/IP.

σ Successfully completed project Image stitching Using Structure Deformation.

σ Designed and Simulated a Dual Frequency Multi-Tone Decoder using DSP.

σ Mastered Link Budget calculations in WiMAX and LTE networks to estimate the supported up/down-link data rates and coverage considering allocated power, required overhead, wireless channel fading/shadowing and networking loading.

σ Conducted research into: Game Theory, Sensor Networks, Wireless Mesh Networks, Directive Antennas in Cross-layer Design, Spread-Spectrum Communications and Localization.

Scientific Equipment Maintenance Center - King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Intern Technician, 06/2005 – 02/2006

Provided equipment, hardware, and systems support for University Hospital, university labs, and computerized communications networks as member of hardware support team. Received faulty and broken equipment. Diagnosed and troubleshot electrical / electronic equipment and circuitry; categorized equipment for repair, third-party replacement, or recycling. Referenced and interpreted schematics, diagrams, and technical manuals. Repaired and soldered circuit boards and power supply systems.

σ Completed 90% of workflows on time in high-volume setting.

σ Provided expertise enabling 70% in-house repair rates.

σ Received hands-on exposure to high-tech imaging equipment used in University Hospital.

King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Electrical Engineering Student, 08/2001 – 06/2006

Established foundational strengths in electrical engineering theories and concepts including digital and analog circuitry design, communications theory, antenna theory and electromagnetic waves and propagation. Developed understanding of digital communication systems, measurement methods, and instrumentation.

σ Designed CMOS seven-segment display decoder and CMOS 4-bit multiplier.

σ Researched design of Smart Antenna.

σ Completed design project entitled “GSM-900 Urban area cell planning”.

σ Demonstrated practical mastery of electronic circuitry and construction in electronics lab setting.

σ Established hands-on technical skill sets with oscilloscopes, function generators, digital multimeters, and spectrometers.

~ Excellent references are available upon request ~

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