Prof. Adnan Shaout will spend the next academic year as a Fulbright Scholar teaching and conducting research at Jordan University in Amman
September 3, 2008
DEARBORN / Sept. 3, 2008---Adnan Shaout, professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, will spend the next academic year as a Fulbright Scholar teaching and conducting research at Jordan University in Amman.
“I will be helping Jordan University start their master’s degree program in computer engineering,” Shaout said. “I also will teach a course on embedded system design and another on computer hardware design, and do research on fuzzy-logic embedded design and other topics.”
Shaout’s current research interests are in the areas of applications of fuzzy-set theory, computer design, intelligent systems, image processing and pattern recognition.
Among other scholarly activities, Shaout is editor-in-chief of the journal Advances in Fuzzy Systems. He has been a member of the UM-Dearborn faculty since 1987 and is currently director of the master’s degree program in software engineering. In 2000-2002, Shaout led a UM-Dearborn collaboration with Jordan’s University of Science and Technology.
The Fulbright Program, the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government, is designed to “increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries,” according to the program’s Web site.
The Fulbright scholar program awards scholarships through an annual competition to approximately 1,100 U.S. scholars and professionals to teach or conduct research at institutions in more than 130 countries.