Abul K. M. Azad, Ph.D.
Associate Dean and Professor

Department

Engineering Technology

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 (1985)
  • Diplomain Engineering - Electronics, Dhaka Polytechnic Institute, Dhaka, Bangladesh (1978)

Research Interests

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

View current research and projects.

Selected Projects

  • "Innovative Remote Smart Home for Immersive Engagement," Illinois Science and Energy Innovation Foundation (ISEIF), Co-PI.
  • "Internet Accessible Remote Laboratories with Collaborative Design," National Science Foundation (TUES), PI.
  • "Universal Environment for Delivering Remote-Laboratories within the STEM Disciplines," National Science Foundation (CCLI), PI.
  • "Design and Development of an Internet Based Physical Laboratory Course within an Undergraduate Program," National Science Foundation (CCLI), PI.
  • "Robovolc: A Robot for Volcano Exploration," European Union: Information Societies Technology Program, Co-PI.
  • "Bio-robotic Walking Orthosis - Phase 1," Engineering and Physical Science Research Council, United Kingdom, Co-PI.

Leadership and Service

  • President,Global Online Laboratory Consortium (2013- current)
  • European Commission Expert, Fifth and Sixth research framework (2005-current)
  • Board of Trustees Member, CLAWAR Association (2006-2015)
  • Board Member, CLAWAR Ltd (2005-2010)
  • Executive Board Member (chair/vice chair/program chair), ASEE Computing and Information Technology Division (2005-2013)
  • ISO Advisory Team Member, PT-2: Project team of robots in personal care and AG-1: Advisory Group on Service Robots (2007-2013)
  • ABET program evaluator (2005-2012)

Editorial and Review Activities

  • Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Online Engineering (2013-current)
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transaction of Education (2019-current)
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Advances in Acoustics and Vibration (2006-2015)
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Low Frequency Noise, Vibration and Active Control (2019-current)
  • Editorial Board member, Journal of Engineering (2006-current)
  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Online Engineering (2009-2012)
  • Department of Defense proposal, proposal reviewer (2008-current)
  • Australian Research Council, proposal reviewer (2012-current)
  • National Science Foundation, proposal reviewer (2005-current)

Work Experience

  • Department of Engineering 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

815-753-6950
aazad@niu.edu
EB 331B

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