Chaouki Abdallah

Chaouki T. Abdallah

Honors and Distinctions:
Interim Provost

Contact Information: (505) 277-0298
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Degrees: PhD, Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1988 MS, Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1982 BE, Youngstown State University, Ohio, 1981

Dr. Abdallah serves as an advisor to four PhD and four master’s students and teaches courses ranging from introductory electrical engineering to special graduate-level topics in control systems and theory.  At the same time, his research continues in systems theory, adaptive control, nonlinear systems, robotics, robust control, fault detection, complexity of control systems and networking. 

A senior member of IEEE, he is a recipient of the IEEE Third Millennium Medal, the School of Engineering’s 2004 Senior Research Excellence Award, and ECE’s Gardner Zemke Professorship for 2002-05. He was also the first recipient of ECE’s Lawton-Ellis Award for combined   excellence in teaching, research, and student/community involvement. 

Dr. Abdallah served as director of ECE’s graduate program from 1999 through 2005. He played an active role in designing and implementing graduate program collaborations with Latin American and European countries. He is currently serving as general chair for IEEE’s 2008   Conference on Decision and Control.  Dr. Abdallah joined ECE in 1988 and was visiting professor at the   Universita Degli Studi di Roma, Tor Vergata, Rome, in 2005. He has published four books and more than 200 peer-reviewed papers. 

Notable Funding Collaborative Research with CNRI: Future Internet Transient Network Design, C.T. Abdallah (with G.L. Heileman and W. Shu) funded by NSF. 

Notable Publication Guest editor (with Herbert Tanner) of the IEEE Control Systems Magazine special issue, Complex Networked Control Systems, August 2007. 

Plenary Talk Controlling Across Complex Networks, IFAC Time Delay Systems   workshop, Nantes, France, September 17-19, 2007. 

Notable Professional Activities General Chair of the 2008 IEEE Conference on Decision & Control,he 2008   IEEE Conference on Decision & Control, Cancun, Mexico.