Avais Kamal

 

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Dr. Avais Kamal has over 25 years of experience in various areas of telecom and defense sector. He started his career as a Research Scientist at the Optoelectronics Research Centre, a multi-campus national center of excellence of UK. In 1993 he joined Advanced Engineering Research Organization (AERO) in June 1993, where he was responsible for indigenization of a number of military and commercial technologies. At AERO he pioneered and headed the Avionics Integration Facility (AIF). AIF has been involved in development and production of complex avionics subsystems. In 1995 he established Pakistan’s firs optical fiber and cable manufacturing facility of Pakistan. He also, served on the board of directors of PTCL from July 2000 till April 2006. In 2002, he founded Optiwave Technologies (Pvt.) Ltd. ,a company dedicated to the promotion of ICT in Pakistan. Optiwave has undertaken almost 100 projects in telecom sector as a consultant in the last 14 years. Dr. Avais Kamal obtained his undergraduate education in physics and mathematics from Ohio Wesleyan University in November 1984, He earned two separate Master’s degrees from the Univeristy of Michigan, Ann Arbor: first in nuclear science from the Nuclear Engineering Department; and second, in electrical engineering from the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) Department. In August 1991, he was awarded a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, with a specialization in optical fiber communication by the EECS Department of University of Michigan.