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Prof. Dr. Daoud Hilal

Dr Daoud Hilal
Dean of Student Services

Telephone: +971 4 6050111


Professor Hilal, currently the Dean – Student Services at Emirates Aviation University, is a seasoned academic leader with a career spanning since 2006. His role in the university's development is evident through active contributions to accreditation teams and curriculum development committees, demonstrating a commitment to academic excellence. Professor Hilal's leadership is marked by strategic direction, fostering the university's growth. His diverse roles, from overseeing postgraduate studies to managing planning and operations, highlight adaptability and proficiency in varied academic functions. Emphasizing a student-centric approach, he ensures a positive educational experience. Overall, Professor Hilal is a distinguished academic leader, significantly contributing to the university's advancement and success.

10/2023 - Present Dean Student Services
11/2021 – 10/2023 Dean of Faculty of Business Management
11/2018 – 11/2022 Acting – Deputy Vice-Chancellor
01/2018 – 11/2022 Dean of Postgraduate Studies
05/2018 – 01/2019 Acting Manager Planning & Operations
12/2013 – 02/2018 Dean of Faculty of Engineering
01/2009 – 12/2013 Dean of Postgraduate Studies
01/2010 – 01/2012 Head of Student Information System
12/2010 – 04/2012 Head of Admissions and Registration Office
10/2007 – 05/2009 Head of the Institutional Effective Unit (IEU)
  • 1.Ph.D. in Software Engineering Methodologies, Cranfield University, United Kingdom, 1994.
  • 2. Master of Science in Intelligent Knowledge-Based Systems, Cranfield University, United Kingdom, 1990.
  • 3. Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Engineering, Manchester University, United Kingdom, 1988.
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Software Engineering Methodologies
  • Expert Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Strategy and Governance
  • Software Engineering Methodologies
  • Expert Systems
  1. Hilal, D.K. and H. Soltan (1991) A suggested descriptive framework for the comparison of knowledge-based systems methodologies, Expert Systems Journal, May, Vol 8, No 2. Translated into Japanese by NIKKEI ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (1992), Vol 1, No 20.
  2. Hilal, D.K. and H. Soltan (1992) FACES (Forming Attachments of Components Expert System) and issues of its development, Computers in Industry, Vol 18, No 3, pp247-255.
  3. Hilal, D.K. and H. Soltan (1992) To prototype or not to prototype? That is the question, Software Engineering Journal, Nov., Vol 7, No 6.
  4. Hilal, D.K. and H. Soltan (1993) Towards a comprehensive methodology for KBS development, Expert Systems Journal, May 5.