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College of Computer Science and Engineering


Computer Engineering Department


Presents Public Seminar


The future of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) for A Sustainable Environment



Date: Wednesday, 10th Feb, 2021

Time:  7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Online by using this link (



Dr. Muhammad Wasim Raad

Lecturer, COE Department               

Head of RFID Lab



RFID in the simplest form, and as its name implies, radio frequency identification, is the process and physical infrastructure by which a unique identifier, within a predefined protocol definition, is transferred from a device to a reader via radio frequency waves. Radio frequency identification (RFID) is revolutionizing the way organizations around the world track the location and movement of goods and assets, in addition to securing access control to their premises. RFID in particular, has recently received focus as an augmentation technology in ubiquitous computing domain. RFID technology utilizes inexpensive wireless RFID chips or tags that report their location to nearby scanners. Items with RFID tags can be tracked from the supplier's factory floor to the retailer's store shelves. As radiofrequency identification technology steadily evolves, its potential to drive significant changes in multiple industries is clear. The impact of RFID technology as a ubiquitous component in the information age is expanding with new and innovative applications in retail, government, digital manufacturing and healthcare. The speaker will throw light on the   state of the art advancements in RFID research and applications, particularly the role of RFID in the digitalization age under industry 4.0, in addition to the role of the RFID lab at KFUPM in spreading the RFID education in the region. The speaker will also elaborate on the impact of RFID on the Saudi market.


Speaker Bio:

Dr. Wasim Raad joined King Fahd University Petroleum Minerals, Computer Engineering Department 1986, where he worked as a lecturer and researcher in the field of smart cards & RFID. He Obtained his Ph.D. from University Bradford UK 2005 in embedded systems & signal processing. He gave consultation to a number of companies in the region, in addition to a number of workshops and tutorials on smart cards and RFID.   In 2010, he established the first Smart Card & RFID university lab in the region to support student projects as well as conducting short courses for the industry in RFID/NFC. In the last two years he was involved in two funded projects: implementing RFID in MIT-KFUPM joined project for renewable energy & hajj project for tracking pilgrimage.


Dr. Raad has lately presented the following two papers in the international conferences:

1. "An IoT Based Inventory System for High Value Laboratory Equipment", in the Sixth International Conference on Internet of Things: Systems, Management and Security (IOTSMS), October 22-25, 2019, Granada, Spain.

2. "An IOT Based Wearable Smart Glove for Remote Monitoring of Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients", in the 12th International Conference on Bio-Inspired Systems & Signal Processing, February 22-24 2019, Prague, Czech Republic.



All faculty, researchers and graduate students are invited to attend.


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10 Feb 2021


07:30 PM to 08:30 PM