Leadership and Scholarly Activities

Editorial Responsibilities

  • Editor-in-chief, International Journal of Online Engineering, period 2012-current;
  • Associate editor, Advances in Acoustics and Vibration, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, period 2007-current;
  • Associate editor, International Journal of Online Engineering Education, period 2009-current;
  • Associate editor, Journal of Engineering, Computing and Architecture, Scientific Journals International, period 2006-current
  • Associate editor-in-chief, International Journal of Online Engineering, period 2010-2011;
  • Editorial board member, International Journal of Online Engineering, period 2009-2010;
  • Member of the International Board of Reviewers, International Journal of Modern Engineering, period 2004-2008;
  • Executive peer-reviewer for the Journal of International Forum of Educational Technology & Society, period 1997-2002;

Professional Leaderships

  • Member of the Project team on Robots in personal care (PT2), International Organization for Standardization, ISO/TC 184/SC2/PT2, period 2007-current;
  • Member of the Advisory Group on Service Robots (AG1), International Organization for Standardization, ISO/TC 184/SC2/AG1, period 2007-current;
  • Board member of the CLAWAR Ltd (US Activities Liaison), period 2005-current;
  • Member of Board of Trustees of the CLAWAR Association, period 2006-current;
  • Member of the Executive Board of the ASEE Information System Division, period 2003-current;
  • European Commission expert in the Fifth and Sixth Research Framework Programme, period 2005-current;
  • Review research and development proposals for National Science Foundation, period 2005-current;
  • IEEE nominated ABET, Technology Accreditation Commission (TAC) Program Evaluator, period 2005-2011;
  • Chair, Information Systems Division, American Society for Engineering Education, period 2009-2011;
  • Program chair of the ASEE Information System Division, period 2007-2009;
  • Treasurer of the ASEE Information System Division, period 2007-2009;
  • Board member (Section Campus Representative) of the ASEE IL/IN Section, period 2005-2007;
  • TEST advisory panel member for the Socratic Technologies, period-1999-2001;
  • Member of the Solent Area Committee, Institute of Electrical Engineers (UK), period-1998-2001.

Conference/Workshop Organization

  • Co-chair, 14th International Conference on Remote Engineering and Virtual Instrumentation, 15-17 March 2017, Columbia University, New York, US;
  • Co-chair Sunday Workshop: Remote Laboratories- Learning from Successful Initiatives, June 26, During the ASEE Annual Conference 2016, New Orleans, US;
  • Co-chair Sunday Workshop: Internet Accessible Remote Experimentation Laboratories of Next Generation, June 14, During the ASEE Annual Conference 2015, Seattle, US;
  • Program co-chair, 12th International Conference on Remote Engineering and Virtual Instrumentation, February 25-27, 2015, Novotel-Bangkok-Ploenchit, Bangkok, Thailand;
  • Conference co-chair, 15th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines, July 16-19, 2012, John Hopkins University, US;
  • Co-chair for the ASEE IL/IN Section Conference, April 1-2, 2005, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, US;
  • Special Session, 8th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines, September 13-15, 2005, London, United Kingdom;
  • Program chair, Information Systems Division, American Society for Engineering Education, period 2007-2009;
  • Co-chair for ASEE IL/IN Sectional Conference 2005, April 1-2, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, US;
  • Co-chair for the student poster competition, 2004 ASEE IL/IN Sectional Conference, March 26-27, East Peoria, Illinois, US.

Conference/Workshop Committees

  • Member of the International Scientific Committee, 20th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines, September 11-13, 2017, School of Engineering of the Porto Polytechnic, Portugal;
  • Member of the International Program Committee, 13th International Conference on Remote Engineering and Virtual Instrumentation, February 24-26, 2016, UNED, Madrid, Spain;
  • Member of the Program Committee, 19th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines, September 12-14, 2016, Queen Mary University of London, UK;
  • Member of the International Advisory Committee, 17th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines, July 21-23, 2014, Poznan University of Technology, Poznań, Poland;
  • Member of the International Program Committee, International Conference on Software, Knowledge, Information Management, and Applications (SKIMA), December 18-20, 2014, Dhaka, Bangladesh;
  • Member of the International Advisory Committee, 16th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines, July 14-17, 2013, University of Technology Sydney, Australia;
  • Member of the International Program Committee, International Conference on Informatics, Electronics & Vision 2012 (ICIEV12), May 18-19, 2012, Dhaka, Bangladesh;
  • Member of the Technical Program Committee, International Conference on Technology enhanced Education (ICTEE 2012), January 3-5, 2012, Kerala, India;
  • Member of the International Program Committee, 16th IASTED International Conference on Robotics and Applications, June 1-3, 2011, Vancouver, Canada;
  • Member of the International Program Committee, 14th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines, September 6-8, 2011, Paris, France;
  • Member of the International Program Committee, 13th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines, August 31- September 3, 2010, Japan;
  • Member of the International Program Committee, Internation Conference on Software, Knowledge, Information Management, and Applications (SKIMA), 21-23 October 2009, Fes, Morocco;
  • Member of the International Program Committee, 14th IASTED International Conference on Robotics and Applications, 4-6 November 2009, Cambridge, Massachusetts, US;
  • Program Chair, Information Systems Division, American Society for Engineering Education, period 2007-2009;
  • Member of the International Program Committee, 12th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines 2009, September 9-11, Istanbul, Turkey;
  • Member of the International Program Committee, 7th IEEE International Conference on Cybernetic Intelligent Systems 2008, London, United Kingdom;
  • Member of the International Program Committee, International Conference on Software, Knowledge, Information Management, and Applications (SKIMA), 18-21 March 2008, Katmandu, Nepal;
  • Systems 2008, September 9-10, 2008, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom;
  • Member of the International Program Committee, 11th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines, September 8-10, 2008 – Coimbra, Portugal;
  • Member of the International Program Committee, 10th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines, July 16-18, 2007, Singapore;
  • Co-Chair for ASEE IL/IN Sectional Conference 2005, April 1-2, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, USA;
  • Member of the International Program Committee, 9th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines, September 12-14, 2006 – Brussels, Belgium;
  • Member of the International Program Committee, 8th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines, September 13-15, 2005 - London, United Kingdom;
  • Special Session organizer (flexible manipulators) for the 8th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines, September 13-15, 2005 - London, United Kingdom;
  • Member of the International Program Committee, First International Conference – Environmentally Sustainable Development, ESDev – 2005, Abbottabad, Pakistan, June 2005;
  • Session moderator for a number of technical sessions for the ASEE National Conferences and ASEE IL/IN Regional Conferences, 2002, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, US;
  • Member of local organizing committee, CLAWAR-99: International Workshop and Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots, September, Portsmouth, UK, 1999.

Memberships and Citations

  • Senior member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE);
  • Senior member International Society of Automation (ISA);
  • Member of Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Epsilon Pi Tau (EPT), and International Association of Online Engineering (IAOE);
  • Citation in Marquis' "Who's Who in the World", period 1998- 2008.

Technical Paper and Book Reviews

  • IMechE Proceedings, Journal of Systems and Control Engineering, and Journal of Multi-body Dynamics, Institute of Mechanical Engineers;
  • The International Journal of Acoustics and Vibration;
  • IET Proceedings - Control Theory and Applications, Institute of Electrical Engineers;
  • IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics;
  • Journal of Control and Intelligent Systems;
  • International Journal of Modelling and Simulation;
  • Robotica; 
  • Regularly review technical papers for various conferences;
  • McGraw-Hill Publications;
  • Thomson Delmar Learning.

Within the Institution (Northern Illinois University)

  • Member of Faculty Senate Executive Committee, period 2013-current;
  • Member of the Faculty Senate, peroid 2009-current;
  • Member of the Academic Affairs Subcommittee, period 2009-current;
  • Member of the Faculty Rights and Responsibilities Subcommittee, period 2009-12;
  • Member of the Policies and Procedure Subcommittee, period 2012-13;
  • Member of the Undergraduate Coordinating Council, period 2005-11;
  • Member of the Committe for the Improvement of Undergraduate Education, period 2007-12;
  • Member of the Adhoc Committee, Illinois Race to the Top (RTTT) Applicaiton, 2010;
  • Member of the University Press Board, period 2011-12;
  • Member of the Graduate Council Curriculum committee (GCCC), period 2007-08;
  • Member of the Graduate School Appeal Committee, period 2007-08;
  • Member of the Campus Parking Committee, period 2001-06;
  • Served as a mentor of the Student Faculty Links and first year student advocate, period 2002-05;
  • Judge, 51st Annual Northern Illinois Regional History Fair, February 2012;
  • Faculty co-advisor of the NECA Student Section of NIU, period 2011-current;
  • Founder advisor of the ISA Student Chapter of NIU, period 2001-09;
  • Member of the Departmental Personnel Committee, period 2009-current;
  • Member of the Appeal Committee, period 2005-08;
  • Member of the College Council (College of Engineering and Engineering Technology), period 2007-08;
  • Member of the Electrical Engineering Technology Faculty Search Committee, 07;
  • Member of the Faculty Executive Committee, period 2002-06;
  • Member of the Curriculum Committee, period 2002-05.

Contact

Abul K.M. Azad
College of Engineering and Engineering Technology
Engineering Building 331B
815-753-6950
aazad@niu.edu