Associate Professor / Acting Dean of Students Affairs - College of Engineering - Computer Engineering Dept.
  • Served as Chairperson of the Department of Computer Engineering at University of Bahrain.
  • Holds a PhD in Intelligent Systems from Brunel University London, UK.
  • Has received many honours and awards.
  • Holds an an active membership in various international societies.


Dr Raida Al-Alawi holds a PhD in Intelligent Systems from Brunel University London, UK (1990). She also holds an MSc in Computer Engineering from University of London (1985) and a BSc in Electrical Engineering from Kuwait University (1983).

Dr Raida joined Ahlia University in October 2017, as an associate professor in the College of Engineering.  Before this, she was an associate professor in the Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering at the University of Bahrain, where she also served as the Chairperson of the Department of Computer Engineering. She has received many honours and awards, including the UoB Certificate of Excellence in Teaching; a British Council Scholarship for pursuing her master’s degree; and the IEEE Best Counsellor Award in 1996.

Dr Raida is an active member of various international societies including IEEE, ACM, ENNS, ABET, IAENG, FAE, OWSD and Sigma Xi scientific research society. In addition she is a Life Member of Bahrain Society of Engineers and the Chairperson of the Information & Communication Technology (ICT) Committee of the Federation of Arab Engineers (FAE). She has conducted various consultancy projects in the field of Information Technology and is a referee for a number of international journals in the field of Electronics and Computer Engineering. She has been involved in the Organizing Committees and Technical Committees of many international and national conferences and workshops. She has published many papers in leading international journals and presented papers in many international conferences.


  • IEEE Best Student Counselor Award (1996).
  • UOB Certificate of Excellence in Teaching, 2000.
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, College of Engineering, 1998.
  • IEEE Best Students Branch Counselor Award, 1996.
  • Elected Member of the Sigma Xi (The Scientific Research Society), 1995.
  • Elevated to the grade of Senior Member in the IEEE, since April 1995.
  • Distinction award, Bahrain National Science Day, Bahrain, 1983, 1985, and 1990.
  • British Council scholarship to pursue my studies toward the M. Sc. in Digital Systems, 1984.


Books Published
  • Alternating Current and Electronics for the Ministry of Education – Bahrain, 1991.
Books Reviewed
  • David J. Lalja and Sachin S. Sapatnekar, Designing Digital Computer system with Verilog, Cambridge University Press, 2005.
  • R. Al-Alawi, Remotely Accessed Vehicle Traffic Management System, IAENG Transactions on Engineering Technologies, Vol. 4, p. 115-121, American Institute of Physics, October, 2009.
  • Raida Al-Alawi, Performance Evaluation of Fuzzy Single Layer Weightless Neural Network, International Journal of Uncertainty, Fuzziness and Knowledge-Based Systems, Vol. 15, No. 3, p. 381-393, 2009.
  • R. Al-Alawi and A.J. Al-Sammak, “Design of a Multicode Bi-Phase Encoder for Data Transmission,” Journal of Circuits, Systems, and Computers JCSC, Vol. 15, No. 2, March 2006.
  • J. Al-Sammak and R. Al-Alawi, “An Encoder for Differential Manchester and Inverse Differential Manchester Line Codes”, IEEJ Transaction on Electronics, Information and Systems, The Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan,Vol. 125-A, No. 2, p. 379, 2005
  • R. Al-Alawi, “A Novel Neuro-Fuzzy Classifier Based on Weightless Neural Network,” WSEAS Transaction on Systems, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 720-724, 2004.
  • R. Al-Alawi, “FPGA Implementation of Pyramidal Weightless Neural Networks Learning System,” International Journal of Neural Systems IJNS, World Scientific Publishing Company, Vol. 13, No. 4, pp 225-237, 2003.
  • R. Al-Alawi, “Performance of Digital Associative Memory Model for Pattern Recognition,” Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems, John Wiley & Sons, Vol. 5, No. 2, P 129-137, 1997.
  • R. Al-Alawi & T. J. Stonham, “A training strategy and functionality analysis of digital multi-layer neural network,” Journal of Intelligent Systems, Special Issue: Advances in Digital Neural Networks,  Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 52-91, 1992.
  • R. Al-Alawi and T. J. Stonham, “Functionality of multi-layer Boolean neural networks,” IEE Electronics letters, Vol. 25, No. 10, P. 65, 1989.
  •  R. Al Alawi, RSSI based location estimation in wireless sensors networks, Proceedings of the 2011 17th IEEE International Conference on Network, ICON ’11, p. 118-122, 2011.
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  • R. Al-Alawi, “A hybrid n-tuple neuro-fuzzy classifier for handwritten numerals recognition,” Proceedings of IEEE International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, IJCNN’04, Budapest, Hungary, 25-29 July, 2004,  pp. 2379-2383.
  • R. Al-Alawi, “A Neural Network Recognition System for Isolated Handwritten Arabic Characters,” Proceedings of ICANN/ICONIP 2003, PP 262-265, Istanbul, Turkey, June 26-29, 2003.
  • R. Al-Alawi, “Hardware Implementation of Probabilistic Logic Neurons with On-Chip Learning Capability,” Proceedings of the World Congress on Neural Networks, Washington, DC,  July 17-21, Vol. II, P 492, 1995.
  • R. Al-Alawi, “A Strategy to Determine the Separability of Digital Multi-Layer Neural Network,” Proceedings of the World Congress on Neural Networks, Portland, Oregon, July 11-15, Vol. 1, P 253, 1993.
  • T. J. Stonham & R. Al-Alawi, “A Design strategy for Logical neural Network,” Proc. of IEEE Conf. in System Engineering, Dayton, Ohio, P.355-359, 1991.
  • R. Al-Alawi & T. J. Stonham, “Evaluation of the Functional Capacity of multi-Layer Neural Networks,” Proc. of the International Neural Network Conference (INNC ’90), July 9-13, Paris- France, P.235, 1990.


17298558 ralalawi@ahlia.edu.bh



  • DR. RAIDA AL ALAWI Publications


  • Electric Circuits and Electronics

  • Digital Systems and Reconfigurable Logic

  • Image Processing and Computer Vision

  • Embedded systems

  • Computer Organization

  • Architecture, Intelligent Systems