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Ashraf Saad, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean for Armstrong Campus


Ashraf Saad, Ph.D., the College of Engineering & Computing’s Assistant Dean for the Armstrong Campus was appointed in 2018. He serves as the primary liaison between campuses. Prior to the Georgia Southern and Armstrong consolidation, Saad served as the department chair of Computer Science for Armstrong Atlantic State University between 2006 and 2009.

Saad’s career includes a position with Georgia Tech as the founder and director of the Developmental Robotics Lab at the GT Savannah Campus. Saad received the Institute-level Undergraduate Research Mentor Award at Georgia Tech for his excellence in mentoring undergraduate research projects. He also spearheaded a Bachelor of Science degree for Information Technology Education at the University of Cincinnati. His teaching spans computer science, information technology, and electrical and computer engineering.

Saad earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Ain Shams University (Cairo, Egypt), his M.S. in Applied Artificial Intelligence from the Cranfield Institute of Technology (England), and his Ph.D. in ECE from Vanderbilt University (USA). 

His areas of expertise include computational intelligence, soft computing, robotics, and embedded systems. Saad’s research areas include multi-robot/multi-agent systems and the development of classifier systems using novel and hybrid soft computing techniques.

Last updated: 9/9/2020