Alumnus Zaher (Zak) Kassas Named IEEE Fellow

The recognition by a world-renowned organization is a testament to Dr. Kassas’ professional endeavors and scientific contributions.


Alumnus Zaher (Zak) Kassas (BE ’01) has been named a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in recognition of his contributions to navigation with signals of opportunity.

This accolade is the highest grade of membership at the IEEE and is known in the technical community to be a prestigious honor. Dr. Kassas is currently the Transportation Research Center Endowed Chair in Intelligent Transportation Systems and a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Ohio State University. He is also the director of the US Department of Transportation Center for Automated Vehicles Research with Multimodal Assured Navigation (CARMEN).

Throughout his professional and academic careers, he has earned 21 US patents, authored more than 180 peer-reviewed journals and conference papers, and three book chapters, and has amassed several prestigious awards.

Dr. Kassas’ research has attracted more than $26 million in competitive federal grants, and was featured in Forbes, IEEE, the BBC, Science and MIT Technology Review, among others. His research interests include cyber-physical systems, estimation theory, navigation systems, autonomous vehicles and intelligent transportation systems.

Congratulating Dr. Kassas on this significant achievement, LAU Provost George E. Nasr remarked that his dedication to advancing the field of navigation and intelligent transportation systems brings pride and distinction to LAU.

“We are fortunate to have individuals like you who continually raise the bar for excellence and make a lasting impact on the world of engineering and technology,” said Dr. Nasr.