Home Page | Eesa Bastaki

Affiliation: Former CEO, ICT FundFaculty member, Faculty of Engineering, UAE University, UAE


Dr. Eesa Bastaki was born in Dubai on the 25th of December 1955.He is married and has three sons: Marwan, Yahya and Mohammed.


He completed his elementary and intermediate school from Al-Shaab School in Dubai and his secondary school from Jamal Abdulnaser School in Dubai. Dr. Eesa Bastaki received his Bachelor s Master s degrees in Electrical Engineering from University of California, San Diego and Ph.D. from University of California, Irvine. His research interests are Digital Communications, Coding, Spread Spectrum Communications and Synchronization.


He worked as a Teaching Assistant in UAE University from 1981 until 1989. He has been a faculty member in the EE Department at UAE University since 1989. During his career he held many posts. He was the Chairman of the Energy Section during 1990-1991, and Chairman of the Technology Section during 1991-1992 at the Technology Energy Research Center, UAEU. He was the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs from 1992 to 1996 and later on from 1998 to 2000 the Director of the IT Center at UAEU. He was the Director of Education Technology at Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA) from 2003 to 2008. In 2009, he was Consultant of Education Technology to DSOA. He is one of the founders of DSO RIT-Dubai. He is the founder of IT Center in Al-Ain Municipality. Until Sept 2012, he was the CEO of ICT Fund.

Professional Activities:

Chairman Partner,Barajeel Engineering Consultants, 1992-present

IT Project Manager, Al-Ain Municipality, 2000-2003

Chairman, Technical Committee, Emirates Science Club, 1998-present

Chairman of the Board, Emirates Science Club, 2006-present

General Coordinator, Graduation Projects Unit, UAEU, 2001-2003

Member of the Board, Cultural Science Association, 2006-present

Vice President, Emirates Architectural Heritage Society, 2008-2010

He is also the former Chairman of Institute of Electrical Electronics Engineers (IEEE), UAE Section and now the Honorary Chair. He is a member of Society of Engineers. He was a member of New York Academy of Sciences from 1995 to 1999. He is a member of Board of Trustees of Canadian University in Dubai. He is a member of Advisory Board of many universities (AUD, AUST, AUS, UWoD, UoS, RIT-Dubai and AURAK). He is a board member of UQAIB (University Quality Assurance International Board) at KHDA. He is the Chairman of the Technical Committee of Emirates Energy Awards and the Chairman of the Higher Committee of GEF (Global Education Forum).

Honors and Awards:

Sheikh Rashid s Award for Scientific Excellence, 19902

Certificates of Appreciation, IEEE Communications Society, 1999 2006

Tens of Certificates from different government agencies and private companies, 1992-present

Emirates Awards for Sciences, Arts and Literature 2009