Dr. Shakil Akhtar
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Dr. Shakil Akhtar

Clayton State University, USA

Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Wayne State University, Michigan, USA

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Dr. Shakil Akhtar is currently Professor of IT and Computer Science at Clayton State University. He has a Ph.D. from Wayne State University in Computer Engineering, and M.S. and B.S., both in Electrical Engineering, from King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, and University of Peshawar, respectively. He was a Professor in the College of Information Technology at UAE University from 2002 to 2007 (Interim Dean 2002-03). During 2000 to 2002, he was a Performance and Simulation Engineer at Lucent Technologies in Naperville, Illinois, where he was responsible for performance analysis and simulation of telecommunications equipment including third generation mobile systems. His prior work experience includes Computer Science/Engineering Departments at Central Michigan University, University of Toledo, and King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. His main research interests are Reliability Modeling, Performance Modeling, Cyber security, CS/IT Education and Simulation of Computer Networks.

Area of Interest:

Computer Sciences
Computer Engineering
Mobile Network
Wireless Communication
Computer Networks

Research Publications in Numbers


Selected Publications

  1. Akhtar, S., 2008. Evolution of Technologies, Standards and Deployment for 2G-5G Networks. In: Encyclopedia of Multimedia Technology and Networking, Pagani, M. (Ed.). 2nd Edn., Vol. I, Ideas Group Publishing, Miami, FL., pp: 522-532.
  2. Akhtar, S., 2008. Distance learning techniques to teach IT courses. Int. J. Learn., 15: 167-174.
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  3. Akhtar, S., 2007. Communication performance of 802.11 WLANs. WSEAS Trans. Mathemat., 6: 233-239.
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  4. Akhtar, S. and M.F. Wyne, 2007. Distance learning education using the web. WSEAS Trans. Mathemat., 6: 240-246.
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  5. Akhtar, S., 2005. Wireless LAN Performance. In: Handbook of Wireless Local Area Networks: Applications, Technology, Security and Standards, Ilyas, M. and S. Ahson (Eds.). CRC Press, New York, pp: 25-49.
  6. Akhtar, S., 2005. 2G-4G Networks: Evolution of Technologies, Standards and Deployment. In: Encyclopedia of Multimedia Technology and Networking, Pagani, M. (Ed.). Ideas Group Publisher, Miami, FL., pp: 964-973.
  7. Akhtar, S. and A.P. Memon, 2005. Evolution of an inter university data grid architecture in Pakistan. WSEAS Trans. Inform. Sci. Appl., 2: 1361-1366.
  8. Akhtar, S. and A. Aly, 2004. Cryptography and security protocols course for undergraduate IT students. ACM Sigcse Bull., 36: 44-47.
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  9. Gamez, J.F., S. Akhtar and S.N.J. Murthy, 2000. Trace driven simulation of dynamic branch prediction schemes. Simulation, 74: 227-242.
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  10. Akhtar, S. and T.L. Chou, 1996. Introduction to a new multichannel LAN-the chi-pan net. J. Comput. Inform., 2: 296-307.
  11. Akhtar, S. and R. Husain, 1995. Reliabilities of the metrological maintenance/surveillance networks of the standards. Measurement, 16: 195-206.
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  12. Akhtar, S., T.E. Ahlswede, S.N.J. Murthy and S.V. Pappu, 1994. Emerging photonic technologies: Will they stimulate another computer revolution. Michigan Academician, 26: 95-101.
  13. Akhtar, S., 1994. Reliability of k-out-of-n: G systems with imperfect fault coverage. IEEE Trans. Reliabil., 43: 101-106.
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  14. Akhtar, S., 1992. Comment on: Modeling a shared load k-out-of-n: G system. IEEE Trans. Reliabil., 41: 189-189.
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  15. Akhtar, S. and M. Alam, 1989. Performance models for multiple bus local area computer networks via markov process. Int. J. Model. Simulation, 9: 33-38.
  16. Akhtar, S. and A.K. Sood, 1989. Performance evaluation of an extended token bus protocol. Int. J. Syst. Sci., 20: 1291-1304.
  17. Akhtar, S. and A.K. Sood, 1989. A semi-markovian performance model of CSMA/CD networks. Comput. Commun., 12: 131-140.
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  18. Akhtar, S., A.K. Sood and K.Y. Srinivasan, 1988. Semi-markov performance model of an extended token bus protocol. Int. J. Electron., 65: 907-921.
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  19. Akhtar, S., A.K. Sood and K.Y. Srinivasan, 1988. An extended token bus protocol for embedded networks. Int. J. Comput. Electr. Eng., 14: 105-123.
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  20. Akhtar, S. and M. Alam, 1987. Unavailability analysis for systems subject to unannounced failures. Int. J. Syst. Sci., 18: 727-733.
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