Tarek M. Sobh

University of Bridgeport, USA


Tarek M. Sobh received the B.S.E. degree with honors in computer science and automatic control from the Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt, in 1988, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer and information science from the School of Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, Pa, USA, in 1989 and 1991, respectively. Currently, he is the Vice President for graduate studies and research and the Dean of the School of Engineering at the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut, Conn, USA. Dr. Sobh is the Founding Director of the Interdisciplinary Robotics, Intelligent Sensing, and Control (RISC) Laboratory and the Professor of computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering. He was the Vice Provost from 2006 to 2008, the Interim Dean of the the School of Business, the Director of External Engineering Programs, the Interim Chairman of Computer Science and Computer Engineering, and the Chairman of the Department of Technology Management at the University of Bridgeport, Conn, USA. He served as an Associate Professor of computer science and computer engineering at the University of Bridgeport between 1995 and 1999, as a Research Assistant Professor of computer science at the Department of Computer Science, University of Utah from 1992 to 1995, and as a Research Fellow at the General Robotics and Active Sensory Perception (GRASP) Laboratory of the University of Pennsylvania from 1989 to 1991. During 1992 to 1999, Sobh was the Founding Chairman of the Discrete Event and Hybrid Systems Technical Committee of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, and the Founding Chairman of the Prototyping Technical Committee of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (1999–2001). His main interest is in the fields of computer science and engineering, control theory, robotics, automation, manufacturing, AI, computer vision, and signal processing.

Biography Updated on 15 September 2008

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