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

Mudasser F Wyne, Abdulbaset Abdulaziz Gaddah, Shakil Akhtar, IT Based Solution to Foster Student Engagement, Proc of 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exhibition – June 28 2017

Shakil Akhtar, Tahir Malik, Azzamul Asar, Mudasser Wyne, A New Hybrid Approach for the Solution of Nonconvex Economic Dispatch Problem with Valve-Point , Electric Power Systems Research – September 1 2010

Shakil Akhtar, Review of “5G Physical Layer Technologies,” by M.A. Abu-Rgheff, John Wiley, 2018.

Shakil Akhtar, Distance Learning Techniques to Teach IT Courses, The International Journal of Learning – July 1 2008

Contracts, Grants, and Sponsored Research

Shakil Akhtar, Fostering Engagement in a Cybersecurity Course, Clayton State University LIFE Minigrant, Clayton State University, 2500, Funded –  February 1 2016 to June 15 2016

Shakil Akhtar, NSF/SUBR Minigrant for S-STEM grant writing workshop at NSF headquarters, Arlington VA, NSF, Federal, Funded –  April 2009 to May 2009


Shakil Akhtar, Applications of Wireless Sensor Networks in Science, Technology and Medicine, 2nd Asian Conference on Science, Technology and Medicine, Asian Council of Science Editors –  March 2018

Shakil Akhtar, Information Technology Innovations and E-Learning Systems, First Kuwait Conference on e-Systems and e-Services November 17 2009

Shakil Akhtar, Innovations in the field of Information Technology, 1st Scienceone International Conference on Information Technology February 6 2013

Md Mokter Hossein, Shakil Akhtar, Asadur Rahman, A Study to Evaluate Users’ Satisfaction of Blackboard Learn, 8th International Conference on Learning, Education and Pedagogy (LEAP), Global Research & Development Services –  December 18 2016

Shakil Akhtar, Internet of Things (IoT) in Science, Technology and Medicine, College of IT, UAE University –  March 2018

Service to the University & University System of Georgia

College, Promotion and Tenure Committee, Committee Member –  August 1 2012 to Present

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

University, IT Planning Committee, Committee Member –  June 1 2016 to Present

University, Academic Policy Committee, Committee Member –  2016 to 2018

College, CIMS 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