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Almuatazbellah Boker appointed collegiate assistant professor in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Almuatazbellah Boker

Almuatazbellah Boker

Almuatazbellah ‘Muataz’ Boker has been appointed Collegiate Assistant Professor in the Bradley Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech. 

Before being employed by Virginia Tech, Boker worked as an assistant lecturer at the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at University of Benghazi, Libya from 2004-08. He also worked as a post-doctoral research scholar in the  Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University. Most recently, he was employed as an assistant professor in the Division of Engineering at Marshall University from 2016-19.

His research interests include estimation and control of dynamic systems, with applications in energy and robotic systems. Additionally, Boker is an associate editor of the IEEE Control Systems Society Conference Editorial Board. He received the 2002 Smallpeice Trust Prize from the University of Leeds for “an outstanding work on mechatronics,” and won the best poster award in 2012 at the Graduate Research Symposium at Michigan State University.

Boker received his bachelor’s of engineering in mechatronics engineering from the University of Leeds, UK,  a master’s of science in control systems engineering from the University of Sheffield, UK, and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Michigan State University.