Husam Yaghi, Ph.D.

An ordinary man with passion and desire to leave a legacy.  

I hope I could add to your positive energy today.   

I wish I could continue contributing to mankind to make up for the sins I had committed.
I'm also helping my kids on their Chillax-I-Can social initiative via their Youth Entrepreneurship Club at school (

and I'm helping my 11 year old daughter, Tamara, on her Smiles for Kids initiative; provide toys and school supplies to refugee kids and the less fortunate (

 To keep my brain alive, I own and manage a blog for the promotion of Arabic content on the Internet ( along with apps for iOS and Android devices.

Over 30 years ago, I designed, implemented, and managed one of the first FDDI high speed backbones connecting several engineering buildings and linking to a national high-speed research network; the Synthesis Coalition.  At the same time, I secured external funding to build the first Internet & email network on campus; BitNet; funded by the National science Foundation.

Back then, long time ago, I published 22 scientific papers, presented at numerous conferences, conducted funded research for NSF, NASA, IBM, DoD, DoE, BellCore, AT&T and others.  I was featured in local newspapers for my social entrepreneurship initiatives for K-12 schools.

Long ago, I published a heavily mathematical book on Reservoir Simulation along with a computer program to predict the amount of oil or gas in a given geographical area.
Well, I was recognized back then: received awards for teaching excellence, awards for exceptional work, and awards for research initiatives.

Over 40 years ago, I learned and mastered chess.  My coach was a chess champion in Jordan and was a blind man, Dr. Mohamed Younis.  I still have that very first chess board which was specially made for the visually impaired.

Last but not least, I'm a lousy husband, a photographer, a chess player, and a peace lover.   I love women: my mother, my wife, my daughters, and my sisters.

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself."  _Leo Tolstoy