Yaser Khalifa is a man with years of experience and success in the world of computer and electronic engineering. Since graduating from Alexandria University in Alexandria, Egypt with a Bachelor of Science in Communications and Electrophysics, Yaser has followed his passion in intelligent embedded and hardware systems. He continued his education at Cardiff University, where he graduated from with a PhD in Electronics Engineering. While at Cardiff University, Yaser titled his thesis “Evolutionary Methods for the Design of Electronic Analog Circuits and Systems”, showing his continued interest in evolutionary algorithms. It was this interest in evolutionary algorithms that Yaser decided to pursue as the basis for his career.
An evolutionary algorithm is an interesting combination of artificial intelligence and inspiration from nature. It uses the evolutionary processes of reproduction, mutation, selection, and recombination to optimize itself, allowing it to have many different uses in fields such as engineering, art, biology, robotics, and physics amongst many, many others. As one of the most diverse and applicable algorithms, evolutionary algorithms are frequently used to plot things such as population growth and development and other pieces of data that can make use of the evolutionary aspects of the algorithm. The algorithms are a subset of evolutionary computation that are based on using solely biologically influenced factors so that they can accurately deal with things such as human and animal populations. Yaser Khalifa has used these evolutionary algorithms and computations in many different projects throughout his career.
Since he began his career in computer and electrical engineering, Yaser Khalifa has had to use both evolutionary as well as normal algorithms in many different projects. However, some of his most important projects have used evolutionary algorithms so that the electronics would be able to adapt and form to different conditions without constant human interaction. One of the biggest projects that Yaser got to work on was in conjunction with two high-tech semiconductor firms. Yaser worked with both teams to design and develop an embedded system that would monitor and control a chemical-mechanical polishing process in real time.
Other projects that Yaser Khalifa has worked on include a collaboration with GE’s Global Research division on a next-generation air traffic control system that would improve upon the current systems abilities in air-to-ground communication, to synchronize data, to sense and avoid obstacles, and in it’s ability to plan trajectories. Yaser has also worked with GEnergy on an improved energy monitoring and management system that also resolves signal processing issues. Yaser already has many success in the engineering world and plans on continuing his upwards trajectory.