May 02, 2016



Chaouki T. Abdallah started his college education at the Ecole Supérieure d'Ingénieurs de Beyrouth - Université Saint-Joseph in Beirut, Lebanon, but finished his undergraduate studies at Youngstown State University, with a Bachelors of Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering in 1981. He then obtained his MS and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from GA Tech in 1982, and 1988 respectively. He joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at the University of New Mexico where he is currently professor and was the chair between 2005 and June 30, 2011. Since July 1, 2011, Professor Abdallah is the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at UNM.

Professor Abdallah conducts research and teaches courses in the general area of systems theory with focus on control and communications systems. His research has been funded by national funding agencies, national laboratories, and by various companies. He has also been active in designing and implementing various international graduate programs with Latin American and European countries. He was a co-founder in 1990 of the ISTEC consortium, which currently includes more than 150 universities in the US, Spain, and Latin America. He has published 8 books, and more than 300 peer-reviewed papers. His PhD students hold academic positions in the USA and in Europe, and senior technical positions in various US National Laboratories. His complete resume may be found HERE.

Professor Abdallah is a senior member of IEEE and a recipient of the IEEE Millennium medal. He is also active in the IEEE Control Systems Society most recently serving as the general chair of the 2008 Conference of Decision and Control CDC 2008.

Chaouki T. Abdallah
Provost & EVP for Academic Affairs, and Professor
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
MSC01 1100
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
Tel: 505-277-0298
Fax: 505-277-1439
E-mail: chaouki (at) ece (dot) unm (dot) edu


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