UAE astronaut, AlNeyadi holds a PhD in Information Technology and a Master of Information and Network Security from Griffith University. Previously a UAE military network security engineer, AlNeyadi is a member of the back-up team for the 2019 mission to ISS.
DATE OF BIRTH: 23 May 1981
HOME TOWN: Al Ain
EDUCATION: PhD Information Technology, Griffith University, Australia; BSc Electronics & Communication Engineering, University of Brighton, UK
PREVIOUS OCCUPATION: UAE Military network security engineer
HIGHLIGHTS: Network Security Engineer for UAE Armed Forces & Information Security Researcher. Honoured with Griffith University Award for Excellent Performance 2008; Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum Award for Scientific Achievement 2017; published academic research scientist
AlNeyadi has been at the forefront of information technology in the UAE military for many years. An internationally published research engineer, he obtained a BSc in Electronics and Communications Engineering in the UK, and later his PhD in Information Technology from Griffith University in Queensland with a focus on data leak prevention. His work in the UAE Armed Forces specialised in network security and entailed travel to more than 20 countries around the world.