Mohammad Ilyas, Ph.D. serves as Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science and was appointed to this position in November 2013 after serving as Interim Dean for two years. In this capacity, he oversees research operations and undergraduate and graduate academic degree programs in engineering and computer science. Dr. Ilyas received his B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan, his M.S. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran, and his Ph.D. degree from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He joined Florida Atlantic University in 1983 as Assistant Professor. He was Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering from 1994 to 2000, Associate Dean for Research from 2002 to 2013, and Interim Associate Vice President for Research from 2004 to 2005.
Research interests of Dr. Ilyas include wireless sensor networks and smart systems. He has published one book, 26 handbooks, and over 175 research articles. He has supervised 12 Ph.D. dissertations and more than 38 M.S. theses to completion. He has been a consultant to several national and international organizations. Dr. Ilyas is an active participant in several IEEE Technical committees and activities. He also serves as an ABET Program Evaluator. He is a senior member of IEEE and a member of ASEE.