Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University Washington, 1981. Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 1987. Doctor of Philosophy, University Edinburgh, 1994.
Site and design engineer Imam University, Riyadh, 1982-1984. Lecturer King Faisal University, Dammam, 1987-1989, assistant professor, since 1995, vice dean for academy affairs, since 1997. Design engineer Collaboration with Riyadh Municipality, 1982-1984.
Researcher Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, summer 1998.
Fellow Virtual Reality Society. Member American Society of Civil Engineers, Intelligence Society Artificial Intelligence.
Married Fawzeyyah Abdulaziz Al-Obaid, September 17, 1977. Children: Ziyad, Sousen, Maysoon, Nawaf.