Phone: 505-277-2626
Fax: 505-277-8275

Physical Address

Room 144
Scholes Hall

Mailing Address

05 3300
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-1070

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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


The University of New Mexico

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PhD, Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1988

MS, Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1982

BE, Electrical Engineering, Youngstown State University, 1981


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 president of the University. Previously, he was provost of the University. He has published 7 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. 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.

Teaching Interests

  • Control Systems
  • Complex Networks

Research Interests

  • Control Systems
  • Robotics, Networks