Dean, College of Engineering and Computing
John L. Volakis is the dean of the College of Engineering & Computing and a professor of electrical and computer engineering. He is a leader in all aspects of wireless communications, biomedical sensors and imaging, wearable textile electronics, antennas and arrays.
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Anthony McGoron is the associate dean for academic affairs for FIU’s College of Engineering and Computing and a professor in biomedical engineering. He is also a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). McGoron was the interim chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering from 2007 to 2010 and the national president of the Alpha Eta Mu Beta Biomedical Engineering Honor Society from 2010 to 2014.
Associate Dean for Research
Dr. Osama A. Mohammed serves as a Distinguished University Professor, Associate Dean of Research, and at the College of Engineering and Computing, Interim Director for the School of Electrical, Computer, and Enterprise Engineering Florida International University (FIU), Miami, FL, USA. He is also the Director of the Energy Systems Research Laboratory, FIU, and a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Dr. Mohammed is world-renowned for his expertise in various research topics in power and energy systems. Specifically, he has interests in computational electromagnetics, design optimization, and physics-based modeling in electric drive systems and other low-frequency environments. His interests also include; electromagnetic signatures, wide-bandgap devices and switching modeling and techniques, ship power systems modeling and analysis, energy storage systems, and power electronics. His recent research projects include; smart-grid distributed control, interoperability, and energy cyber-physical systems. He currently has active research projects with several federal agencies in these areas. He has authored nearly 800 articles in refereed journals and other refereed international conference records. He has also authored a book and several book chapters and holds 15 patents awarded, and several others are pending. He has made numerous keynotes and invited presentations at academic and industrial organizations and conferences worldwide in addition to being a general chair of 10 major IEEE international conferences.
Professor Mohammed is a Fellow of IEEE and a Fellow of the Applied Computational Electromagnetic Society ACES. He is a recipient of the prestigious IEEE Power and Energy Society Cyril Veinott Electromechanical Energy Conversion Award and the Outstanding Research Award from FIU in 2012, and the 2017 Outstanding Doctoral Mentor at FIU.
Professor Mohammed received the master’s and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA, in 1981 and 1983, respectively. His bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering with distinction and honor from Zagazig University, Egypt, 1977.
Distinguished University Professor at SCIS, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education at College of Engineering and Computing, Interim Director of SUCCEED
Mark Allen Weiss is Distinguished University Professor in the School of Computing and Information Sciences and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education of the College of Engineering and Computing at Florida International University. He also serves as Interim Founding Director of the School of Universal Computing, Construction, and Engineering EDucation (SUCCEED) having previously served for nine years as Associate Director of the School of Computing and Information Sciences. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Cooper Union in 1983, and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Princeton University in 1987, after which he joined FIU. His interests include data structures,algorithms, and education. He is most well-known for his highly-acclaimed Data Structures textbooks, which have been used by a generation of students. Read More.
Director of International Programs and Global Initiatives
Lakhdar Boukerrou is the Director of International Programs and Global Initiative. He has wide-ranging experience, both in the US and abroad, in international development, project management, training programs design, monitoring and evaluation. He has a wide-ranging experience managing projects in several countries including Egypt, Turkey, Algeria, Rwanda, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Niger, Cote d’Ivoire, and the United States. More recently he served as the Regional Director/Chief of Party the USAID WA-WASH Program in West Africa. He served as a resource person and subject matter expert for USAFRICOM funded symposia in Burkina Faso, Cameroun, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Malawi, Sierra Leone, and Uganda.
He used his extensive experience in capacity building to develop numerous training programs funded by US and international organizations. He consulted for to the World Bank, The Global Mechanism of the United Nations, the Islamic Development Bank, the UN Global Environment Facility, academic institutions and several Fortune 500 companies and small businesses in the US and abroad.