Associate professor (2011 – present) in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the American University of Beirut, Imad Elhajj also happens to be one of three co-founders of new startup company SAUGO 360.

Before becoming the person he is today, Imad was an assistant professor at AUB and before that at Oakland University, a part-time instructor in the department of ECE at the University of Windsor in 2004, and a research and teaching assistant at Michigan State University.

He currently teaches several graduate and undergraduate courses many of which he developed, coordinated, and modified. His expertise covers topics including Multimedia Networking, Computer Networks and Security, and Control Systems and Instrumentation.

As well as teaching, Imad also worked in the consulting field with the Regional External Program at AUB, Mada Communications Co., Ino-Tech, and the Euro-Lebanese Centre for Industrail Modernization (ELCIM). Dr. ElHajj is a designated ABET Program Evaluator (Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications) representing IEEE Society in the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC).

Dr. Elhajj has conducted over 17 presentations and workshops, published over 99 conferences, 31 journals, and 2 book chapters. One should also note that he has supervised/ co-supervised over 32 Final Year Projects – some of which have received the Dean’s Creative Achievement Award, 5 PhD students, 20 ME students, and the research work of more than 40 undergraduate students.

Imad has been honored quite a few times with awards such as Kamal Salibi Academic Freedom Award 2014, the AUB Teaching Excellence Award, many Best Research paper awards, Most Outstanding Graduate Student Award from ECE at MSU, Best conference paper, and the IDEAL Scholar by ABET. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and a Senior Member of ACM. He is also a member of the World Economic Forum on Global Agenda Council on Artificial Intelligence & Robotics.