Sobh_Tarek_2014Senior Vice President for Graduate Studies and Research, and Dean of the School of Engineering – Distinguished Professor of Engineering and Computer Science, Computer Science and Engineering, School of Engineering

Office Location: Engineering – Technology Bldg – Office 232
Telephone: (203) 576-4116
Fax: (203) 576-4766
Email: sobh@bridgeport.edu
Personal Website: tareksobh.org

 

 

 

Ph.D. Computer and Information Science, General Robotics and Active Sensory Perception (GRASP) Laboratory, School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Pennsylvania, 1991
M.S., Engineering, Computer and Information Science, (GPA 4.0), School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Pennsylvania, 1989.
P.E. Licensed Professional Electrical Engineer, State of Utah, 1994
CMfgE, Certified Manufacturing Engineer, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 1997.
C.R.E., Certified Reliability Engineer, American Society of Quality Control, 1996
C.M., Certified Professional Manager, Institute of Certified Professional Managers, James Madison University, 1996
B.Sc., Engineering (with Honors), Computer Science and Automatic Control, School of Engineering, Alexandria University, 1988
General Certificate of Education, 5 Advanced and 8 Ordinary Level Subjects, With Distinction, University of London, England, 1985

Professor Tarek M. Sobh received the B.Sc. in Engineering degree with honors in Computer Science and Automatic Control from the Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University, Egypt in 1988, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer and Information Science from the School of Engineering, University of Pennsylvania in 1989 and 1991, respectively. He is currently the Senior Vice President for Graduate Studies and Research, Dean of the School of Engineering and Distinguished Professor of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Bridgeport (UB), Connecticut; the Founding Director of the Interdisciplinary Robotics, Intelligent Sensing, and Control (RISC) laboratory; the Founder of the High-Tech Business Incubator at UB (CTech IncUBator), and a Professor of Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

He was Vice President from 2008-2014, Vice Provost from 2006-2008, Interim Dean of the School of Business, Director of External Engineering Programs, Interim Chairman of Computer Science and Computer Engineering, and Chairman of the Department of Technology Management at the University of Bridgeport. He was an Associate Professor of Computer Science and Computer Engineering at the University of Bridgeport from 1995-1999, a Research Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the Department of Computer Science, University of Utah from 1992-1995, and a Research Fellow at the General Robotics and Active Sensory Perception (GRASP) Laboratory of the University of Pennsylvania from 1989-1991. He was the Founding Chairman of the Discrete Event and Hybrid Systems Technical Committee of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society from 1992-1999, and the Founding Chairman of the Prototyping Technical Committee of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society from 1999-2001.

His background is in the fields of computer science and engineering, control theory, robotics, automation, manufacturing, AI, computer vision and signal processing.


CpE/CS 460 Introduction to Robotics

CpE/CS 560 Advanced Robotics

CPSE 692/693 Advanced Topics / Ph.D. Seminar in Robotics and Automation


Robotics, Automation, Computer Vision, Machine Perception, Image Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Modeling, Simulation, Control, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Engineering Education, Higher Education, Sensing, Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, Systems Engineering, Hybrid Systems, Reverse Engineering, Manufacturing, Autonomous Systems and Online Engineering


Last 5 years Journal Publications only – full list available on tareksobh.org

Memushaj and T. Sobh, “Using Grapheme n-grams in Spelling Correction and Augmentative Typing Systems,” In the Journal of New Mathematics and Natural Computation, Volume 4, issue 1, pp 87-106, March 2008.

T. Sobh and S. Patel,”On-line Virtual Real Time E-Collaboration: An Innovative Case Study on Research Teleconferencing Management,” In the International Journal of Online Engineering, Volume 4, Number 4, pp 57-59, November 2008.

M . Mohammed, V. Babriya and T. Sobh, “Modeling a Deburring Process, Using DELMIA V5,” In the Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Volume 3, number 11, pp 835-847, 2008.

E. Kongar, T. Sobh and M. Baral,”A Two-Step Data Envelopment Analysis Approach for Efficient Engineering Enrollment Management,” In the International Journal of Engineering Education, Volume 25, number 2, pp. 391-402, 2009.

G. Selig and T. Sobh, “Transforming a Technology Management Master’s Degree into an Innovative High Growth Inter-Disciplinary Program,” In the Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Volume 3, number 12, pp 937-942, 2008.

E. Kongar, P. Kontogiorgis, N. Russo and T. Sobh, “Women in Science, Engineering and Technology: Changing Roles and Perceptions within the Technical Services Industries,” in the Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Volume 4, number 1, pp 46-50, 2009.

T. Sobh, J. Pallis and N. Gupta, “Recent Directions in Remote engineering and Virtual Instrumentation,” In the International Journal of Online Engineering, Volume 5, REV 2009 Special Issue, pp 4-7, August 2009.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle”, in the Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, Springer, Volume 66, Number 3, Pages 401-414, 2012.

Ayssam Elkady and Tarek Sobh, “Robotics Middleware: A Comprehensive Literature Survey and Attribute-Based Bibliography”, in the Journal of Robotics, 2012.

Ahmed ElSayed, Elif Kongar, Surendra M. Gupta and Tarek Sobh, “A Robotic-Driven Disassembly Sequence Generator for End-Of-Life Electronic Products”, In the Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, Volume 68, Number 1, Pages 43-52, 2012.

Madhav Patil, Jack Toporovsky, Lawrence Hmurcik and Tarek Sobh, “Integration of Vision System, Intelligent Robo-Actuator, HMI and PLC to Design a Universal Quality Inspection or Control Machine”,I-Manager” Journal on Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 2, No. 3, pages 5-13, June 2012.

Ahmed ElSayed, Elif Kongar, Surendra Gupta and Tarek Sobh, “Robotized End-of-Life Product Disassembly”, Robotics News, June 2012.

Ayssam Elkady, Jovin Joy,Tarek Sobh and Kimon Valavanis, “Structured Approach for Modular Design in Robotics and Automation Environments”, in the Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, Volume 72, Number 1, May 2012.

Gad Selig, Elif Kongar, Neal Lewis, Christian Bach and Tarek Sobh, “The Proposed Ph.D. in Technology Management at the University of Bridgeport: A Case Study”, International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education (IJIOME), Volume 5, Number 2, February 2013.

Ayssam Elkady, Jovin Joy, Tarek Sobh and Kimon Valavanis, “Modular Design: A Plug and Play Approach to Sensory Modules, Actuation Platforms and Task Descriptions for Robotics and Automation Applications”, in the Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, Springer, Volume 72, Number 1, pp 5-19, 7 October 2013.

Madhav Patil, Tamer Abukhalil and Tarek Sobh, “Hardware Architecture Review of Swarm Robotics System: Self-Reconfigurability, Self-Reassembly, and Self-Replication”, in the ISRN Robotics, Volume 2013, 24 April 2013

Tamer Abukhalil, Tarek Sobh and Madhav Patil, “Survey on Decentralized Modular Swarm Robots and Control Interfaces”, International Journal of Engineering (IJE), Volume 7, Number 2, pp 44-73, 30 June 2013.


Last 5 years Awards only – full list available on tareksobh.org

Member, The Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering, elected in February 2011.

Distinguished Professor of Engineering and Computer Science. Unanimously named by the University of Bridgeport Board of Trustees, February 2010.

Fellow, African Academy of Sciences, elected in December 2009

American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) 2008 – Professional Regional Award.

Named Director, Connecticut Center for Advanced Technologies (CCAT) Center for Robotic Simulation (2008)


Sample of recent grants only – full list available on tareksobh.org

Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Grant for project entitled: “Center for Simulation, Modeling and Analysis for Robotic Applications”, 1/1/08-12/31/08, $40,000, Funded.

“Hybrid Projectile Design,” U.S. Army Armament, Research, Development & Engineering Center (ARDEC), $57,688, Funded. [8/1/2008 – 5/31/2009]

Development of a travel grant, U.S. Army Armament, Research, Development & Engineering Center (ARDEC), $5,000, Funded. [1/2010]

Hybrid Projectile Vision System, Imperial Machine and Tool Company, $30,000; April 2010 – July 2010 – Funded.

“Advanced Technology in Support of Hybrid Projectiles”, FY 2010 Defense Appropriation Request, $2.4 million, Funded. [1/1/2010 – 1/7/2011]

“Graduate Visiting Scholar Research Program – Online Robotics”, U.S.A. – Austria Marshall Plan program, Graduate Scholar Support for 1 year, $25,000, Funded, [3/1/2010 – 2/28/2011].

“Facial Recognition for Security Applications I”, State of CT SBIR Award with the UB Incubator, $25,000, [4/2012 – 9/2012], Funded.

“Facial Recognition for Security Applications II”, State of CT SBIR Award with UB Incubator, $25,000, [10/2012 – present], Current.

Eigel Scholarship fund. $15,000, Current.