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Abul K. M. Azad, Ph.D.
Professor

Department

Technology


Current research and projects


Education

  • Ph.D. University of Sheffield, Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, Sheffield, United Kingdom (1994) 
  • M.S. University of Dhaka, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Dhaka, Bangladesh (1987) 
  • B.S. (Hons) University of Dhaka, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Dhaka, Bangladesh (1987)
  • Diploma in Engineering- Electronics Dhaka Polytechnic Institute, Dhaka, Bangladesh (1978)

Research Interests

  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Embedded systems
  • Mobile robotics
  • Computer and real-time control
  • Cyber-learning

Selected Projects

  • "Internet Accessible Remote Laboratories with Collaborative Design," funded by National Science Foundation
  • "Universal Environment for Delivering Remote-Laboratories within the STEM Disciplines," funded by National Science Foundation

Leadership and Service

  • President of Global Online Laboratory Consortium (2013- current)
  • European Commission Expert, Fifth and Sixth research framework (2005-current)
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of CLAWAR Association (2006-2015)
  • Board member of CLAWAR Ltd (2005-2010)
  • Australian Research Council (2012-current)
  • Executive Board (Chair/Vice Chair/Program Chair) of ASEE Computing and Information Technology Division (2005-2013)
  • Member of ISO advisory teams for PT-2: Project team of robots in personal care and AG-1: Advisory Group on Service Robots (2007-2013)

Editorial and Review Activities

  • Editorial board member, International Journal of Online Engineering (2009-current)
  • Department of Defense proposal reviewer (2008-current)
  • Editorial review board member, Journal of Engineering (2006-current)
  • National Science Foundation proposal reviewer (2005-current)
  • Associate editor, Journal of Advances in Acoustics and Vibration (2006-2015)
  • ABET program evaluator (2005-2012)

Work Experience

  • Department of Technology, Northern Illinois University (2001-present)
  • Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom (1996-2001)
  • Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom (1995-1996)
  • Atomic Energy Commission, Dhaka, Bangladesh (1978-1987)
Abul K. M. Azad

Contact

815-753-0386
aazad@niu.edu
SH 103A

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