Dr. Adib Shaar, an internationally known scholar, was born in Aleppo, Syria. He received a bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering from the Military Engineering Academy in Cairo, Egypt. He later earned a master’s degree in digital communications, and a PhD in computer networks at Kent University in Canterbury, the United Kingdom. He spent four decades teaching and conducting research in his chosen field in Syria, Saudi Arabia, and the USA. He was recognized internationally for his seminal research in radar and communication systems coding, and holds many patents. He was a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, as well as the Syrian Engineers Syndicate, Arab Scientific Heritage Institute, Syrian Arab Computer National Society. His work was referred to in numerous international conferences and in more than 200 scholarly articles.
Dr. Shaar was also passionate about the intangible history of Aleppo. He has contributed to the intellectual and heritage activities within the city of Aleppo in various forums, namely: Al-Adiyat Association, Arab Cultural Center, Al-Shahbaa Symposium, Al-Orouba Youth Club, He was sponsored by the International Scholar Rescue Committee to come to the US in 2015, where he taught and pursued his research at distinguished Colleges. He passed away in 2018 and is survived by his engineer wife and an extended family.