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Dr. Shakil Akhtar


Office: James M. Baker University Center 305
Information Technology
College of Information and Mathematical Sciences


Dr. Shakil Akhtar is currently Professor of IT and Computer Science at Clayton State University. Before this he was the IT Department head from July 2007 to December 2008. He was a Professor in the College of Information Technology at UAE University from 2002 to 2007 (Interim Dean 2002-03). During 2000 to 2002, he was a Performance and Simulation Engineer at Lucent Technologies in Naperville, Illinois, where he was responsible for performance analysis and simulation of telecommunications equipment including third generation mobile systems. His prior work experience includes Computer Science/Engineering Departments at Central Michigan University, University of Toledo, and King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.


BS, Electrical Engineering, University of Peshawar, 1980

MS, Electrical Engineering, King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals, 1982

Ph D, Computer Engineering, Wayne State University, 1986

Intellectual Contributions

Shakil Akhtar, Internet of Things Business Solutions, International Workshop on Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Agriculture – December 14 2023

Shakil Akhtar, E-Learning Methods and Tools for Effective Teaching in Networking and Cybersecurity Courses, 7th International Conference on E-Society, E-Education and E-Technology (ESET 2023) – October 14 2023

P.V. Luu, J. Weed, S Rodriguez, Shakil Akhtar, An AI-Based Web Surveillance System Using Raspberry PI, Journal of Advances in Technology and Engineering Research (JATER) – July 2021

Shakil Akhtar, Effective E-Learning in STEM, The 7th International Conference on E-Society, E-Education and E-Technology (ESET 2023) – October 14 2023

Shakil Akhtar, 2G-5G Networks: Evolution of Technologies, Standards, and Deployment, Encyclopedia of Multimedia Technology and Networking – September 1 2008

Contracts, Grants, and Sponsored Research

Shakil Akhtar, Collaborative Research: CISE-MSI: RCBP-RF: CNS: ESD4CDaT – Efficient Design for Cancer Detection and Treatment, NSF, Federal, 131290, Funded –  Summer 2023 to Summer 2025

Shakil Akhtar, Rendering of Infra-Red (IR) sensor images using NVIDIA's GPUs and OptiX Ray Tracing Engine, Oakridge Associated Universities for research at Aircraft Division of NAWC (Naval Air Warfare Center), DEVCOM ARL (U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, Army Research Laboratory), DoD, Federal, 28000, Funded –  June 2023 to November 2023

Shakil Akhtar, Research Innovations for Smart Home Security System, Clayton State University, Clayton State University, 3000, Funded –  June 1 2022 to June 30 2022

Widodo Samyono, Shakil Akhtar, Clayton Jarvis Summer Research Training on the Applications of Machine Learning (ML) and Internet of Things (IoT) for Cancer Detections and Treatments, ASEE CyBR-MSI Mini Grant under NSF award CNS-2139136 , Federal, 10000, Funded –  July 1 2022 to July 31 2022

Elliot Krop, Ebrahim Khosravi, Shuju Bai, David B Williams, Catherine A Matos, Muhammad Rahman, Shakil Akhtar, Tatiana A. Krivosheev, Dmitriy Beznosko, Drew Brandon, David Plaxco, Clayton State University Engineering Academy: Targeting Inclusion of Underrepresented Minorities for Next Generation Engineers, NASA, Federal, 1199815.48, Not Funded –  August 2 2021 to August 1 2024


Shakil Akhtar, Internet of Things Business Solutions, International Workshop on Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Agriculture, PMAS-Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan –  December 14 2023

Shakil Akhtar, Internet of Things Medical Imaging Technology for Healthcare Applications, 6th International Conference on E-Business and Internet October 15 2022

Shakil Akhtar, Challenges of Program Accreditations During and After COVID-19 Pandemic, 6th International Conference on E-Society, E-Education and E-Technology August 13 2022

Shakil Akhtar, Role of Electronic Teaching and Learning During Pandemic, 5th International Conference on E-Society, E-Education, and E-Technology August 21 2021

Shakil Akhtar, Is Internet of Thing (IoT) Shaping Our Present and Future?, 3rd Asian Conference on Science, Technology and Medicine, Asian Society of Science Editors –  April 13 2019

Service to the University & University System of Georgia

University, Engineering Program Proposal Committee, Committee Member –  August 2023 to December 2023

University, Faculty Senate, Committee Member –  August 2022 to December 2023

University, Graduate Committee, Committee Member –  January 1 2021 to December 2023

University System, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Committee Member –  2017 to 2023

Department, CSIT Curriculum Committee, Committee Member –  2016 to Present

Service to the Profession

Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), International –  January 1 1987 to Present

Member, Computer Science Accreditation Board (CSAB)/ABET, International –  August 1 2009 to Present

Editor, Journal Editor, IT Journal September 1 2008 to Present

Reviewer, Journal Article, IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, International –  2009 to Present

Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Independent Studies and Research , International –  2005 to 2016

Editorial Review Board Member, Journal, NED University Journal of Engineering Research , International –  2007 to Present

Service to the Community

Member, Islamic Circle of North America, National –  2012 to Present

Member, National Association of Realtors August 2018 to Present