Tarek M. Sobh

Tarek M. Sobh
Bridgeport University, United States
Vice President for Graduate Studies and Research; Dean, School of Engineering

Current Position:
Vice President for Graduate Studies and Research
Dean, School of Engineering
Distinguished Professor of Engineering and Computer Science

Current International Activities:
GEDC Member, African Academy of Sciences

National/Regional/Global Interests:
Computer Science Education, Collaboration with Africa, International partnerships

Academic Leadership Experience:
Dean, School of Engineering, 1999 - Present
Interim Dean, School of Business, February, 2006 - October, 2006

Areas of Research:
Computer Science, General Robotics and Active Sensory Perception, Artificial Intelligence,
Adaptive goal directed robotic sensing for performing visual recognition and inspection of industrial electronic components.

Selected Published Articles and Works:
1 - Ayssam ElKady, Mohammed Mohammed, Tarek Sobh, "A New Algorithm for Measuring and optimizing the Manipulability Index" in the Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, Springer, December, 2009.

2 - Toporovsky, J., Hempowicz, C., and Sobh, T., "Interdisciplinary Automation and Control in a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Laboratory," In the International Journal of Engineering (IJE), Volume 4, Issue 1, pp 79-85, March, 2010

3 - E. Kongar, J. Pallis and T. Sobh, "Non-Parametric Approach for Evaluating the Performance of Engineering Schools," in the International Journal of Engineering Education (IJEE), Volume 26, Number 5, pp 1210-1219, September, 2010

4 - Ayssam Elkady, Vipul Babariya, Jovin Joy and Tarek M. Sobh, "Modular Design and Implementation for a Sensory -Driven Mobile Manipulation Framework," in the Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, Springer, September, 2010

5 - Khaled Elleithy, Jeongkyu Lee, Tarek Sobh, Ali El-Rashedy, Jovin Joy, and Leon Manole, "Design and Implementation of Wireless Camera, Communication and Control Modules for a Transformable Unmaned Areal Vehicle," Submitted to the Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, Springer, July, 2010

Awards and Accomplishments:
Member, Connecticut Academy of Sciences and Engineering (CASE), February, 2011
Distinguished Professor of Engineering and Computer Science. Unanimously named by the University of Bridgeport Board of Trustees, February, 2010
Nominated for the Connecticut Medal of Science (2007)
American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), 2008, Professional Regional Award
Degree of Honor, Alexandria University, 1988

Education:
General Certificate of Education, With Distinction, University of London, England, 1983 - 1985.  Attended Victoria College, Alexandria, 1977-1983
B.Sc. in Engineering, with Honors, Computer Science and Automatic Control, June 1988, School of Engineering, Alexandria University.
Certified Professional Mananger, Institute of Certified Professional Managers, James Madison University, since May, 1996.
Certified Reliability Engineer, American Society of Quality Control, since October, 1996.
Licensed Professional Electrical Engineer, State of Utah, since February, 1994.
M.S., in Engineering, Computer and Information Science, August, 1989 (GPA 4.0).
School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Pennsylvania.
Ph.D., Computer and Information Sciences, December, 1991