Special Advisor to the President, KAUST
E.N. (Mootaz) Elnozahy is Special Advisor to the President at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). From 2012 to 2020, he was Dean of the Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division. Before going to KAUST in 2013, he spent 15 years at IBM Research where he was a Senior Manager and a Master Inventor, concurrently with being an Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. Before IBM, he was a Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. His research interests include computing systems, and he has published in the areas of reliable computers, lower-power computing and performance. He also holds 58 patents covering these areas. His research accomplishments include fundamental theoretical and practical work in distributed system reliability, prototyping the first ever low-power server, and leading the effort of the PERCS high performance computing system (known commercially as POWER-7 IH), which broke new grounds in system performance. Dr. Elnozahy is a Fellow of the IEEE and was elected by peers as chair of the IEEE technical committee on dependable computing and chair of the IFIP 10.4 Working Group on Dependability. He received the Trailblazer award from the University of Texas, and several awards from IBM. Dr. Elnozahy obtained the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from Rice University in 1990 and 1993, respectively.