Dr Fouad M. AL-Sunni


Office: 22/434

Phone: 966-13-860-3754

Fax: 966-13-860-2965

Email: alsunni(at)kfupm.edu.sa ​




  • 1992 Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, University of Texas, Texas, USA. (PhD started in Georgia Tech then moved to ARRI in U. Texas, Arlington with advisor: Professor Frank Lewis)      
  • 1987 MSc. in Systems Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
  • 1984 BSc. (with high honors) in Systems Engineering, UPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia


  • CIE 201 Introduction to Control and Instrumentation
  • CIE 302 Linear Control Systems
  • CIE 316 Control Systems Design
  • CIE 418 Industrial Process Control
  • CIE 423 Model Predictive Control
  • SCE 507 Linear Multivariable Control
  • SCE 513 Identification of Linear Systems
  • SCE 514 Optimal Control
  • SCE 517 Nonlinear SystemsSCE 527 Adaptive Control

Research Interests

  • Computer controlled systems
  • Automatic Control
  • Fuzzy logic based control
  • Robust control
  • Optimal control
  • Control of time-delay systems
  • Identification of Dynamic Systems 


  1. El-Kebir Boukas, and Fouad AL-Sunni, Mechatronics Systems: Analysis, Design, and Implementation, Springer, 2011
  2. M. Magdi, and F. AL-Sunni, Control and Optimization of Distributed Generation Systems, In progress


  1. El-Shafei M. , Al-Sunni F. , and Elferik, S., 'Multiphase Flow Measurement System and Method', Patent filed, 2012
  2. Al-Sunni F. and Elshafei M., System and method for tracking position of handheld medical instruments, Patent filed 2011
  3. El-Ferik S., Siddiqi B., BenMansour Rachad, and AL-Sunni Fouad, Dual Submarine Leak Detection System', Patent issued  2013

Selected Recent Publications

  1. Magdi S. Mahmoud, Mohamed S. Ur Rahman, and Fouad AL-Sunni, A system of Systems Framework for Microgrids, IEEE Trans. Smart Grid,  Submitted 2014
  2. Magdi S. Mahmoud Faisal Al-Nasser, and Fouad M. AL-Sunni,”Network-based strategies for signalized traffic intersections,” Int. J. Systems, Control, and Communications, 2013
  3. Magdi S. Mahmoud Yuanqing Xia and Fouad M. AL-Sunni,”Resilient Decentralized Filtering of Interconnected Discrete-Time Systems, J. the Franklin Institute, 2013
  4. S. Azhar Ali, F. AL-Sunni, and M. Shafiq, “U-Model Based 2DoF Multi-variable IMC for Improved Input-Disturbance Rejection: A Case Study on a 2-Link Robot Manipulator”, Int. J. Advanced Systems, V, No. 4, pp. 166-175, 2011
  5. Magdi S. Mahmoud and Fouad M. AL-Sunni,” Robust Estimation of Interconnected Systems Subject to Sensor Nonlinearities,” Automatica 34:656-669, 2013
Dr Fouad M. AL-Sunni