Nizar Abdallah


Nizar Abdallah  is the appointed student member of the Presidio School of Management Board of Directors.  He completed his BS, MS and PhD (with highest distinction) in Computer Engineering from the University Pierre & Marie Curie, Paris, France respectively in 1983, 1985 and 1998. Between 1986 and 1993, he was co-founder and R&D Director of Arconix SA in Paris; a startup  developing scientific applications for renowned names in the European Automotive and Aerospace industry. Aside from his MBA studies, he currently occupies the position of Engineering Director at Actel Corp. where he has been for 10 years.

Dr. Abdallah also served as an external co-director and lecturer for several international courses organized by the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), which operates under the aegis of two United Nations Agencies: UNESCO and IAEA. The courses are primarily geared towards researchers, physicists and engineers from developing countries. Dr. Abdallah has several publications in various IEEE conferences and is a member of IEEE and NetImpact.