Formerly the Director-Technical, QNRF, Dr. Abdulnasser Al-Ansari was recently promoted to the position of QNRF's Deputy Executive Director. He holds a PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Miami, Florida, USA, with a focus on biometrics, computer vision and pattern recognition as well as signal and image processing. Before joining QNRF he was a Naval Engineering Officer with the Qatari Emiri Naval Forces. Dr. Al-Ansari possesses a wealth of skills in leadership from various positions at the navy. His past research involvement in graduate school gained him experience in research collaboration, peer reviewing, proposal preparations and fund management. He is a senior Associate Editor of the Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems.