Dr. Nabeel Koshak as the center director leads the center management team.
Dr. Saleh Basalamah is the deputy director of the center who is responsible for direct supervision of the center’s team.
Headed by Dr. Mohamed Mokbel, the research team includes seven researchers with PhDs in GIS-related topics. They supervise the research conducted in their respective research projects and oversee the project development by working closely with the commercial development team.
Headed by Mr. Mostafa Elganainy, the development team includes 15 developers of varying experience and backgrounds whose task is to enable rapid development and commercialization of GISTIC research. During the research phase of a project, the team accelerates the project's iterative cycle of prototype development and user feedback. During commercialization, the team is in charge of building production ready software or hardware that could be used as the basis of a technology startup, or other technology transfer revenue stream.
Headed by Dr. Abdullah Murad, the recently lunched business unit includes three experienced team members who provide market-orientation to GISTIC in its research activities. This includes market analysis to identify market trends, revenue potential, and feasibility studies as well as business consultation at a technical level for its commercialization process. In addition, this unit provides training and coaching programs that contribute to the development of key technical, business, and entrepreneurial skills essential to enable and leverage the center commercialization projects.
Headed by Dr. Majed Abdullah, this unit consists of eight employees with B.S. and M.S. degrees, and serves GISTIC members and projects in human resource management, finance and accounting, information and communications systems management, and other general administration issues.