Contact Dr Saba Al-Rubaye

Areas of expertise

  • Autonomous Systems
  • Communications Systems
  • Electric and Hybrid Vehicles
  • Industrial Automation
  • Safety, Resilience, Risk & Reliability
  • Systems Engineering
  • Vehicle Health Management


Dr. Saba Al-Rubaye, Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor), School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing at Cranfield University. She has more than 17 years of professional experience in the industry and academia with demonstrated track record of launching innovative solutions in design, testing, consultation, leadership, and program development. Dr. Al-Rubaye has led and managed several research/industrial projects from conception to completion in Canada and USA. She has been instrumental for setting up the hardware in the loop testbed in control and communications for system integration and testing projects at Quanta’s Sustainable Technology Integration Laboratory (QT-STIL) in Toronto, Canada. Before that she was, a senior researcher at Ryerson University, Canada and postdoctoral fellow in smart grid communications at Stony Brook University, USA. Dr. Al-Rubaye received her Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Brunel University London. She is participating in developing industry standards by being an active research group member of IEEE P2784 Standard of Technology and Process Framework for Planning a Smart City, IEEE P1932.1 standard of License/unlicensed Interoperability and IEEE P1920.2, Standard for Vehicle to Vehicle Communications for Unmanned Aircraft Systems. Dr. Al-Rubaye has published many papers in IEEE journals and conferences and a recipient of the best technical paper award twice published in IEEE Vehicular Technology in 2011 and 2015, respectively. Dr. Al-Rubaye registered as a Chartered Engineer (CEng) by British Engineering Council and recognized as Associate Fellow of the British Higher Education Academy (AFHEA) in the UK, a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), and Senior Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Current activities


Dr. Al-Rubaye has many years of industry experience in modelling, simulation, testing, engineering methods, design tools and system engineering applications. Her research focusing on all the aspects of which addresses the new generation of emerging technology and integration capabilities within the dynamics of autonomous and system connectivity including:

  • Autonomous Vehicle Systems
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles 
  • System Connectivity & Networking
  • Automation & Artificial Intelligent
  • 5G Systems and Beyond
  • Digital System & Security
  • Industrial Internet of Things 

Student Recruitment

I'm always looking for highly motivated graduate students who are interested in pursuing PhD. Prospective students should send me an email with their CV including their interest areas and academic credentials.

MSc Teaching & Industrial Advanced Training


  • Thales 
  • Jaguar Land Rover


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