About Dr. Alam

EDUCATION

Ph.D.     Electrical Engineering, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, 1992
M.S.      Computer Engineering, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, 1989
M.S.      Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), 1985
B.S.      Electrical and Electronic Engineering, BUET, 1983

RESEARCH INTERESTS

• Pattern recognition and tracking
• Digital/optical image processing
• Multispectral/Hyperspectral image processing
• Infrared imaging systems
• Smart Energy Management and Control (SEMaC)
• Ultrafast computing architectures and algorithms
• Novel instrumentation and measurement techniques
• Wireless communication systems
• Fiber-optic sensors
• Microprocessor systems and interfacing
• Wireless sensor networks

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

ADMINSTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

2016 - Present Dean, College of Engineering, Texas A&M University - Kingsville (TAMUK)
2016 - Present Director, Texas Engineering Experimentation Station (TEES) at TAMUK
2001 - 2015 Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of South Alabama (USA)
2004 - 2015  Member, Board of Directors (elected), Southeastern Center for Electrical Engineering Education 
2012 - 2016 President (elected), Mobile Section of IEEE, Mobile, Alabama
2003 - 2006  President/Vice President/Secretary (elected), Southeastern ECE Department Heads Association 
1996 - 1997 Chair (elected), College Assembly of Representatives, Purdue University - Fort Wayne
1994 - 1996 Chairman/Vice Chairman/Secretary (elected), Fort Wayne Section of IEEE, Indiana
2001 - 2016 Director of four research labs (VIPS, HIPS, PIPS and FCOSH labs)
2002 - 2016 Project Director and Principal Investigator for many large scale research projects
2007 - Present Organizer/Chair of many International Conferences (sponsored by IEEE, IET, SPIE, …)



ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

2001 - 2016 University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama
Warren H. Nicholson Endowed Chair Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (2016)
Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (2001 - 2015)
Graduate Faculty - Full Member (2001 - 2016)
1999 - 2001 University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (on leave of absence from Purdue University - Fort Wayne)
1992 - 1999 Purdue University - Fort Wayne, Indiana
Professor of Electrical Engineering (July 1998 - June 1999)
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering (July 1997 - June 1998)
Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering (August 1992 - June 1997)
Graduate Faculty Member, Purdue University (February 1993 - June 1999)
Graduate Faculty Member, Indiana University (January 1996 - June 1999)
Visiting Professor, ECE Department, University of Dayton (May 1996 - August 1996)
1991 - 1992 Research Assistant, ECE Department, University of Dayton (January 1991 - August 1992)
1990 - 1990 Teaching Assistant, CSE Department, Wright State University (January 1990 - December 1990)
1988 - 1989 Research/Teaching Assistant, ECE Department, Wayne State University (Sep. 1988 - Dec. 1989)
1988 - 1988 Teaching Associate, University of Texas at Arlington (May 1988 - August 1988)
1983 - 1987 Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) 
Assistant Professor, EEE Department (May 1986 - December 1987)  
Lecturer, EEE Department (September 1984 - May 1986)
Teaching Assistant, EEE Department (July 1983 - June 1984)



INDUSTRIAL EXPERIENCE

1998 - 1998 Visiting Scientist, ITT Industry, Fort Wayne, Indiana (May 1998 - August 1998)
1991 - 1992 Research Assistant, Insight Technology, Inc., Dayton, Ohio (January 1991 - July 1992)



EXPERIENCE WITH GOVERNMENT RESEARCH LABS

1996 - 1996 Summer Faculty Fellow, Sensor Technology Branch, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (May 96 - Aug. 96)
1984 - 1984 Assistant Engineer, Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (February 1984 - September 1984)



PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

   Fellow Member -  IEEE, IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Signal Processing Society,
                   IEEE Photonics Society, IEEE Communications Society, IEEE Industry Applications Society,
                   IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, IEEE Education Society, IEEE Instrumentation
                   and Measurement Society
   Member ‑ American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS), 2011 - present
   Member ‑ American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), 1998 - present
   Member ‑ American Institute of Physics (AIP), 1992 - present
   Member ‑ Institution of Engineers Bangladesh (IEB), 1983 - 2008
   Member ‑ Bangladesh Computer Society (BCS), 1983 - 2008
   Member - International Association of Pattern Recognition (IAPR), 2008 - present
   Member - International Society of Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T), 2005 - present
   Member - Int’l Association for Science, Technology & Development (IASTED), 2005 - present
   Member - Order of the Engineer, 2004 - present
   Member - Mobile Area Council of Engineers (MACE), 2012 - present
   Member - ECE Department Heads Association (ECEDHA), 2001 - 2015
   Member - Southeastern ECE Department Heads Association (SECEDHA), 2001 - 2015
   Member - Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Society, 2006 - present
   Member - Eta Kappa Nu, 2007 - present; Phi Beta Delta, 2003 - present; Phi Kappa Phi, 2003 - present

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