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Khalid Al Ali

Deep Tech, Aerospace and  Artificial Intelligence Specialist 

Based in Doha, Dr. Khalid M. Al-Ali is an award-winning leader, entrepreneur, and deep-tech visionary with extensive experience in Silicon Valley. He is the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Senseta, a company specializing in artificial intelligence, big data, cybersecurity, and intelligent drones. Senseta serves government entities and large organizations across various industries, providing state-of-the-art intelligence by utilizing AI and aerial technologies.

Dr. Al-Ali also co-founded a DARPA-funded spinoff from Carnegie Mellon University, developing technologies for intelligent systems and unmanned vehicles, featured in TV shows like Modern Marvels. As the co-founder and CTO of Space Bridge Partners, he builds a global network of private funding sources for space missions, connecting funders with mission organizers to advance space exploration, science, and education.

He co-founded Humans2Venus and its foundation, aiming to establish a human presence in Venus's atmosphere. Additionally, Dr. Al-Ali serves on the advisory board of Sakan, a leading real estate PropTech platform in the MENA region.

Dr. Al-Ali was a permanent jury member and star of the reality TV show “Stars of Science” (SOS), promoting science and innovation among youth. He regularly contributes to global media outlets like CNN, History, and Al Jazeera and is a sought-after international speaker.

His previous roles include Senior Advisor at the Qatar-America Institute, Executive Director of the University of California Office for NASA Partnerships, and Executive Director of the University Affiliated Research Center. At NASA Ames Research Center, he led projects on advanced spacecraft technologies and founded the Carnegie Mellon Innovations Lab, creating technologies for autonomous vehicles.

Dr. Al-Ali has also been instrumental in developing Qatar Foundation’s Qatar Science and Technology Park and served as an advisor to Qatar Foundation's board. He has contributed to national committees in Qatar, influencing the formation of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and co-chairing the Qatar International Raceway Committee.

He has collaborated with General Electric Medical Systems and leading universities, resulting in innovations in medical and aerospace technologies. Dr. Al-Ali holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and dual B.S. degrees in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is the principal inventor of numerous patented technologies and a recipient of multiple awards, including from NASA.

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