Resume

Profile

  • More than 32 years of experience in academia with more than 19 years as an administrator with progressively increasing levels of responsibility in research, graduate studies and industry relations.
  • Established record of research and teaching with experience and knowledge of interdisciplinary research areas, compliance aspects and intellectual property matters.
  • Established record of service in academic settings and professional organizations.
  • Two earned doctoral degrees; first in Electrical Engineering (1983) and second in Educational Leadership – Higher Education (2015)
  • Open, fair, and inclusive administrative and management style based on mutual trust and team/consensus building.

Education/Leadership Training

Administrative/Academic Experience

  • November 2013 – Present – Dean, College of Engineering and Computer Science, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA.
  • June 2011 – October 2013 – Interim Dean, College of Engineering and Computer Science, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA.
  • August 2002 – Present – Associate Dean, Research and Industry Relations, College of Engineering and Computer Science, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA.
  • August 2009 – May 2011 – Interim Chair, Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA.
  • July 2004 – October 2005 – Interim Associate Vice President for Research, Division of Research and Graduate Studies, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA.
  • March 2002 – August 2002 – Interim Chair and Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA.
  • August 1994 – June 2000 – Chairman and Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA.
  • August 1991 – Present - Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA.
  • August 1987 – July 1991 Associate Professor (tenured in 1988), Department of Computer Engineering, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA.
  • August 1983 – July 1987 Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA.

Research Interests

  • Wireless Communication Networks
  • Sensor Networks and Smart Systems
  • Healthcare Technologies
  • Traffic Characterization and Traffic Management in High-speed Communication Networks
  • Optical Networks
  • Performance Modeling and Analysis
  • Simulation

Sponsored Research

Sponsored research for over $8.5M on projects related to communication networks and education. Funding agencies include NSF, IBM, Siemens, Honeywell, and State of Florida.

Dissertation/Thesis Supervision

Supervised 12 Ph.D. dissertations and 38 M.S. theses to completion.

Service

  • Currently serving as a member of the editorial boards for three international journals.
  • Serving as a member for numerous international conference committees.
  • Serving on several university and college committees.

Honors/Awards/Professional Recognition (Selected)

  • Outstanding Alumnus Award by the Department of Educational Leadership and Research Methodology, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, January 2016.
  • Distinguished Engineering Educator Award by The Engineers’ Council, Sherman Oaks, CA, February, 2014.
  • FEEDS Exceptional Professor, 1997
  • Awarded a plaque in appreciation of services to IEEE GLOBECOM '88.
  • Member of Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Beta Pi, Upsilon Pi Epsilon.

Selected Publications (out of a total of more than 200)

  • Ilyas, M., Alwakeel, S., Alwakeel, M. and Aggoune, H., “Sensor Networks for Sustainable Development” CRC Press, 2014.
  • Shah, S. I., Ilyas, M., and Mouftah, H. T., “Pervasive Communications Handbook”, CRC Press, 2012.
  • Ahson S. and Ilyas, M., “Near Field Communications Handbook”, CRC Press, 2012.
  • Badi, A., M., Mahgoub, I., and Ilyas, M., “The Next Challenge for Wireless Sensor Networks: Addressing Practical Issues”, Eighth International Symposium on High Capacity Networks and Enabling Technologies, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2011.
  • Ahson S. and Ilyas, M., “Cloud Computing and Software Services: Theory and Techniques”, CRC Press, 2011.
  • Anwar, S., Raja, M. Y. A., Qazi, S., and Ilyas, M., “Nanotechnology for Telecommunications”, CRC Press, 2010.
  • Ahson S. and Ilyas, M. (Editors), “WiMAX – Applications, WiMAX – Standards and Security, WiMAX – Technologies, Performance Analysis, and QoS”, CRC Press, 2008.
  • Mahgoub, I. and Ilyas, M., (Editors), “Handbook of Mobile Computing” CRC Press, 2005.
  • Ilyas, M., and Mahgoub, I. (Editors), “Handbook of Sensor Networks” CRC Press, 2005.

Membership in Scientific and Professional Societies

  • Member of Global Engineering Deans Council
  • Program Evaluator for ABET
  • Member of ASEE
  • Member of ASEE Engineering Deans Council
  • Senior Member of IEEE