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Mahmoud A. Manzoul

A portrait of Mahmoud Manzoul




B.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Khartoum, Sudan, 1977 
 M.S. Electrical Engineering, West Virginia University, 1981 
 Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, West Virginia University, 1985

Mahmoud A. Manzoul is currently serving as Professor and Chair of the Department of Computer Engineering at Jackson State University (JSU). Jackson State University is a Historically Black College/University (HBCU) located in Jackson, Mississippi serving minority students.

Dr. Manzoul joined JSU in 2001 as the founding Chair of the Computer Engineering Department under the newly established School of Engineering. Prior to joining Jackson State, he served on the faculty of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale from 1985 until 2001. He utilized his sabbatical leave and his leave of absences to teach and perform research at the American University of Sharjah and the United Arab Emirates University. He served as the Chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering while at the United Arab Emirates University in the academic year 1997/1998.

As the founding Chair of the Department of Computer Engineering at Jackson State University, Dr. Manzoul developed two new undergraduate programs in Computer Engineering and Telecommunications Engineering. The two programs earned accreditation by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET in 2007. At the graduate level, the Department offers Master of Science degree with emphasis in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Telecommunications Engineering. Dr. Manzoul was instrumental in the development of the Department, which included development of curricula, laboratories, new courses, securing funding, and the recruiting of faculty and students.

Dr. Manzoul earned his BSEE at the University of Khartoum, Sudan, in 1977. He continued his education at West Virginia University, earning his MSEE in 1981, and his Ph.D in Electrical Engineering in 1985. Dr. Robert Swartwout served as his major Advisor.

Dr. Manzoul has recorded a number of achievements during his academic career. He has been principal investigator or leader in approximately $9M of contracts and grants including awards from the National Science Foundation and the Department of Defense. He has served on numerous review panels for NSF. He is an IEEE Senior Member and an ASEE member. He received a Best Teacher Award in 1994 from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He also received the Research Innovation Award for 2005/2006 at Jackson State University.