DEAN AMIRI STEPS DOWN TO SERVE IN GOVERNMENT
The Mediterranean Institute of Technology (MedTech) of the South Mediterranean University (SMU) is proud to both proud and sad to let go of Dr. Khalil Amiri, Dean of the school. Dr. Issam Oueslati, Professor of Chemistry at the same institution, has stepped in as Acting Dean.
Dr. Amiri was recently appointed Secretary of State to the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Tunisia after serving as Dean of MedTech for a nearly two years.
Khalil Amiri previously worked as a former assistant professor of computing at Imperial College London, and held various positions in Technology R&D within major computing and services companies such as Hewlett-Packard, IBM and Credit Suisse. He holds a Ph.D. in Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA (2000).
His academic research and professional activities revolve around data management and public governance. He holds several patents and has published over thirty papers and book chapters and served on the program committees of several scientific and technical conferences.
Pr. Amiri is also active in public governance and civil society. He served for two years as a senior advisor to the secretary of state for migration and
Tunisians abroad, where he initiated a national strategy on migration in addition to several reform projects.
Dr. Amiri is co-founder and Vice President of the Arab Governance Institute and sits on the boards of the MENA Public Administration Research (MENAPAR) network, the Mediterranean Entrepreneurship and Innovation foundation, and the Arab-African foundation for research and strategic studies. He also serves on the advisory board of IFEDA, a government center for the capacity building of civil society organizations.