University of Bridgeport engineering professor Dr. Khaled Elleithy has been elected as a fellow of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS).

Dr. Elleithy is the associate vice president for graduate studies and research and a professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Bridgeport (UB).

The African Academy of Sciences was established in 1985 to recognize excellence through the election of Fellows/Associate Fellows and Affiliates from the fields of science, technology, and innovation. Fellows are Africans who may live in or outside the continent, and they are elected by AAS based on achievements that include their publication record, innovations, leadership roles, and contributions to policy.

Dr. Elleithy is the second AAS Fellow elected from the University of Bridgeport (UB). The first was School of Engineering Dean Dr. Tarek Sobh, who also serves as senior vice president for graduate studies and research.

A recognized leader in the field of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs), Dr. Elleithy is the founder of the Mobile and Wireless Communications Laboratory at UB. His research has been valuable health care applications, such as the detection of sleep apnea and epilepsy seizures, and in disaster recovery and military-surveillance systems.

The author of more than 400 papers in journals and at conferences, Dr. Elleithy has more than 30 years’ of teaching and research experience. His students have gone on to win national and international awards from IEEE, ACM, and ASEE. He previously won the 2015 Connecticut Quality Improvement Award Gold Innovation Prize.