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National Instruments (NI) Seminar

posted Dec 5, 2014, 2:46 AM by School of Engineering   [ updated Dec 17, 2014, 1:07 PM ]

You are cordially invited to attend the National Instruments (NI) seminar that will be given by Mr. Raalph Saab and Mr. Farris Alhorr, and held on the 19th of December at 9h00 in LIU Beirut campus- Room 304-E.  
The agenda of the seminar:
- 9:00 NI Presentation by Ralph, including a quick review on NI with focus on the RF domain in Academia.
- 9:40 Demo on PXI - RF - By Fares & Ralph
- 10:00 till 12:00 - USRP Presentation and Hands-on Hardware Session - By Fares.

Kindly find below the biographies of speakers.

Biographies of the speakers:

Ralph Saab received his master in Electrical Engineering from the Lebanese University in 2001, then a master of applied engineering from RWTH institute in Aachen - Germany in 2002.
He founded RMS company in 2001 for Industrial and automation IT consultancy and implementation. In 2004, He joined Grome Dubai as a Technical consultant and trainer for a two years contract. In 2006, He joined National Instruments as a Field Applications Engineer providing technical support, training and consultation to NI’s clients in MENA region. In 2008 he has been promoted to a Field Sales
Engineer, where he developed and explored new region at Arabia, the Maghreb area, then promoted again into a Senior FSE in 2010 and into a District Sales Manager for the MENA region in 2011 till

Farris Alhorr is an RF specialist and Senior Business Development Manager at National Instruments for the Middle East and North Africa region.
Farris has more than 10 years of industry experience focusing on RF test and measurement instruments, wireless system design, and over the air (OTA) wireless testing. He worked as an RF systems consultant for 5 years and was heavily involved in the CTIA MIMO OTA subgroup. His major CTIA contributions include a patented
method on how to make OTA measurements for wireless devices in a reverberation chamber. Besides his technical expertise, Farris worked as a product line manager for the NI
Software Defined Radio (SDR) platforms with a focus on government, industrial, and academic research applications. He successfully launched two new NI USRP SDRs,
and has given multiple seminars on SDR and LabVIEW in multiple IEEE conferences. Farris holds a Master of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin and Master of Electrical Engineering from Texas Tech University.