Dr. Khaled Elleithy Honored by IEEE

Dr. Khaled Elleithy

The University of Bridgeport’s Dr. Khaled Elleithy has been honored by the Connecticut Section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers as their Outstanding Member in Academia for 2020.

Elleithy came to UB in 2000, with a PhD in computer science from The Center for Advanced Computer Studies at the University of Louisiana - Lafayette and ten years of teaching experience. He currently serves as UB’s Associate Vice President for Graduate Studies and Research and as Interim Dean of the College of Engineering, Business, and Education, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering. While here, he has introduced innovative classes in network security, wireless communications, embedded system design, wireless sensor networks, and quantum computing. 

IEEE honored him for these achievements as well as many others, including for introducing and developing the online MS in Computer Science, which ranks as one of the best in America. “Dr. Elleithy is not only a top-notch researcher, professor, educator and leader,” says Miad Faezipour, Associate Professor in Computer Science and Engineering. “But he has also played the most important role in raising the research standard of UB’s engineering programs.”

This is not his first award. Dr. Elleithy received UB’s Distinguished Professor of the Year award in 2007, the 2015 Connecticut Quality Improvement Award Gold Innovation Prize, and in December 2017, he was elected Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences in recognition of his contributions to the fields of wireless sensor networks and wireless communications. “He has been an inspiration to many, including me, with his dedication to academia, students, and faculty,” says Dr. Elif Kongar, Professor and Chair of Technology Management Department. “I cannot imagine anyone who is more worthy of this award.”

His many other accomplishments mentioned by IEEE include founding the Mobile and Wireless communications laboratory, serving as Program Director for the PhD program in Computer Science and Engineering, and publishing 12 books and more than 400 research papers in quality journals and conferences. His involvement in professional societies like IEEE brings attention to the great work being done at UB, as well as building connections for our engineering students in the wider world.

“It is an honor to receive the IEEE CT section award as the outstanding member in academia for 2020,” says Elleithy. “The award is an acknowledgment of the quality research we conduct in UB. I dedicate the award to my students who are an integral part of this recognition.”