Newark, NJ (PRWEB) April 04, 2014
Moshe Kam, Ph.D., P.E, an engineer, educator, researcher, and professional-association leader, has been named Dean of the Newark College of Engineering (NCE) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). His appointment is effective September 1, 2014.
“I am pleased to welcome Dr. Kam to the NJIT community,” said Fadi P. Deek, Ph.D., Provost and Senior Executive President at NJIT. “He has a wealth of knowledge and expertise that will serve him well in his new leadership role.”
Dr. Kam currently serves as the Robert Quinn Professor and Department Head of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Drexel University. He is a former President and CEO of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world’s largest professional technical association, and a member of the Boards of Directors of the accreditation agency ABET Inc., and the United Engineering Foundation (UEF).
Prior to becoming a department head at Drexel, Dr. Kam served as technical coordinator of the US Department of Defense-funded project ACIN (Applied Communication and Information Networking) and as Director of Drexel University’s Center for Excellence in Information Assurance Education. He had also served as principal investigator on more than 30 projects funded by the NSF, ONR, NSWC, the US Army, Lockheed Martin, and DARPA. He was the graduate advisor of 25 Ph.D. and 60 M.S. students at Drexel. He received a B.Sc. in 1976 from Tel Aviv University and his M.S. (1985) and Ph.D. (1987) from Drexel University.
Dr. Kam is a Fellow of IEEE “for contributions to the theory of decision fusion and distributed detection” (2001), and recipient of an IEEE Third Millennium Medal. He received a National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award (1990-1995) and is a Licensed Professional Engineer registered in the State of Pennsylvania. In addition to serving IEEE as President and CEO, Dr. Kam also served as IEEE’s Vice President for Educational Activities and as Director of Region 2 (Eastern USA). Among his activities as leader of the 400,000 member-strong IEEE was the development of new outreach programs for pre-university students and their teachers, school counselors and parents on future careers in engineering (including the establishment of the popular portal TryEngineering.org). He had also led IEEE’s expansion into the intersection of engineering, computing and the life sciences, as well as new initiatives on academic accreditation and service learning.
Dr. Kam’s research interests include detection and estimation; data, decision and sensor fusion; robotics and navigation; and engineering education. He has published extensively in these areas in periodicals that include the Proceedings of IEEE, the IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Automatica, and Information Fusion. He served as General Chair and Program Chair of several technical conferences, including the International Summit on Meeting the Growing Demand for Engineers and Their Educators 2010-2020; the First IEEE International Symposium on Cost-Effective Museum Exhibits in Engineering and Applied Science; and the IEEE Secure Agents Workshop.
NJIT, New Jersey’s science and technology university, enrolls approximately 10,000 students pursuing bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in 127 programs. The university consists of six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, College of Architecture and Design, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, College of Computing Sciences and Albert Dorman Honors College. U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 Annual Guide to America’s Best Colleges ranked NJIT in the top tier of national research universities. NJIT is internationally recognized for being at the edge in knowledge in architecture, applied mathematics, wireless communications and networking, solar physics, advanced engineered particulate materials, nanotechnology, neural engineering and e-learning. Many courses and certificate programs, as well as graduate degrees, are available online through the Division of Continuing Professional Education.