Dr. Robert Akl
University of North Texas
Computer Science and Engineering
(940) 565-2804
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Education

SCD, Washington University in Saint Louis, 2000.
Major: Electrical Engineering
Dissertation Title: "Cell Design to Maximize Capacity in Cellular Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) Networks"
MS, Washington University in Saint Louis, 1996.
Major: Electrical Engineering
BS, Washington University in Saint Louis, 1994.
Major: Computer Science
BS, Washington University in Saint Louis, 1994.
Major: Electrical Engineering

Professional Positions

Uncategorized
Associate Professor, University of North Texas. (2008 – Present).
Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas. (20042008).
Assistant Professor, University of North Texas. (20022008).
Assistant Professor, University of New Orleans. (20022002).
Research and Teaching Assistant, Washington University. (19942000).

Professional Memberships

Member, Eta Kappa Nu Electrical Engineering Honor Society. (Present).

Member, Federation Council of North Texas Universities. (Present).

Member, Golden Key National Honor Society. (Present).

Senior Member, IEEE, Communication Society, Computer Society, Vehicular Technology Society. (Present).

Member, Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society. (Present).

Awards and Honors

Who's Who in America. (20122012).

Tech Titan of the Future for UNT Summer RoboCamps for Girls, Metroplex Technology Business Council. (20102010).

IEEE Professionalism Award, Ft Worth Chapter. (20082008).

UNT College of Engineering Outstanding Teacher Award. (20082008).

Certificate of Appreciation, IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, Dallas, TX. (20052005).

Certificate of Appreciation, Denton County Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology (BEST) Robotics Competition. (20042004).

Summa Cum Laude Graduate, Ranked First in Undergraduate Class. (19941994).

The Computer Science Departmental Award for Academic Excellence, Washington University. (19931993).

The Dual Degree Engineering Award for Outstanding Senior, Washington University. (19931993).

The 1992 Technical Writing Competition Award, The Society for Technical Communication. (19921992).

Teaching

Teaching Experience

University of North Texas
CSCE 2020, Signals and Systems, 1 course.
CSCE 2610, Computer Organization, 1 course.
CSCE 3010, Signals and Systems, 10 courses.
CSCE 3020, Communications Systems, 7 courses.
CSCE 3510, Introduction to Wireless Communications, 11 courses.
CSCE 4890, Directed Study, 8 courses.
CSCE 4920, Cooperative Education in Computer Science and Engineering, 14 courses.
CSCE 4950, Special Problems in Computer Science and Engineering, 1 course.
CSCE 5510, Wireless Communication, 9 courses.
CSCE 5540, Introduction to Sensor Networks, 7 courses.
CSCE 5900, Special Problems, 2 courses.
CSCE 5910, Special Problems, 2 courses.
CSCE 5930, Research Problems in Lieu of Thesis, 1 course.
CSCE 5932, Internship, 19 courses.
CSCE 5933, Topics in Computer Science and Engineering, 6 courses.
CSCE 5934, Directed Study, 16 courses.
CSCE 5950, Master's Thesis, 24 courses.
CSCE 6590, Advanced Topics in Wireless Communications and Networks, 2 courses.
CSCE 6940, Individual Research, 14 courses.
CSCE 6950, Doctoral Dissertation, 16 courses.
CSCI 3100, Computer Organization, 1 course.
CSCI 4510, Machine Structures, 1 course.
CSCI 4890, Directed Study, 1 course.
CSCI 5330, Topics in Computer Science, 1 course.
CSCI 5890, Directed Study, 1 course.
CSCI 5900, Special Problems, 1 course.
CSCI 5950, Master's Thesis, 3 courses.
EENG 2620, Signals and Systems, 4 courses.
EENG 3810, Communications Systems, 5 courses.

Directed Student Learning

Dissertation Committee Chair, Computer Science and Engineering. (2017 – Present).

Dissertation Committee Chair, Computer Science and Engineering. (2017 – Present).

Dissertation Committee Chair, Computer Science and Engineering. (2016 – Present).

Dissertation Committee Chair, Computer Science and Engineering. (2016 – Present).

Dissertation Committee Chair,"RADIO RESOURCE CONTROL APPROACHES FOR LTE-ADVANCED FEMTOCELL NETWORKS," Computer Science and Engineering. (20152018).

Dissertation Committee Chair,"EVALUATION OF CALL MOBILITY ON NETWORK PRODUCTIVITY IN LONG TERM EVOLUTION ADVANCED (LTE-A) FEMTOCELLS," Computer Science and Engineering. (20152017).

Master's Thesis Committee Chair,"Effects of UE Speed on MIMO Channel Capacity," Computer Science and Engineering. (2016).

Master's Thesis Committee Chair,"An Accelerometer-Based Gesture Recognition System For A Tactical Communications Application," Computer Science and Engineering. (2015).

Dissertation Committee Co-Chair, Computer Science and Engineering. (2014).

Master's Thesis Committee Chair, Computer Science and Engineering. (2014).

Research

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book Chapter
Akl, R., Saravanos, Y., Haidar, M. (2010). Chapter 18: Hybrid Approach for Energy-Aware Synchronization in Sensor Networks. 413-429. Sustainable Wireless Sensor Networks.
Kavi, K., Akl, R., Hurson, A. (2009). Real-Time Systems: An Introduction and the State-of-the-Art. Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering. 4, 2369-2377. John Wiley & Sons.
Akl, R., Kavi, K. (2008). Chapter 12: Modeling and Analysis using Computational Tools. Introduction to Queuing Theory: Modeling and Analysis. 295-320. Birkhauser Boston.
Conference Proceeding
Chataut, R., Akl, R. (2018). Huber Fitting Based ADMM Detection for Uplink 5G Massive MIMO Systems. 5. IEEE UEMCON 2018 The 9th Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics & Mobile Communication Conference.
Chataut, R., Akl, R. (2018). Efficient and Low Complex Uplink Detection for 5G Massive MIMO Systems. 6. IEEE WAMICON 2018 The 19th Annual Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference.
Chataut, R., Akl, R. (2018). Optimal Pilot Reuse Factor Based on User Environments in 5G Massive MIMO. 6. IEEE CCWC 2018 The 8th Annual Computing and Communication Workshop Conference.
Alotaibi, S., Akl, R. (2017). Radio Resource Management in LTE Femtocell Networks. 5. IEEE NCA ’17 International Symposium on Network Computing and Applications.
Alotaibi, S., Akl, R. (2017). Dynamic Fractional Frequency Reuse (FFR) Scheme for Two-Tier Network in LTE. 6. IEEE UEMCON 2017 8th Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference.
Alotaibi, S., Akl, R. (2017). Packet Scheduling Bandwidth Type-Based Mechanism for LTE. 6. IEEE UEMCON 2017 8th Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference.
Sawant, U., Akl, R. (2017). Subcarrier Allocation in LTE Network Deployment with Mobility. 8. IEEE UEMCON 2017 8th Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference.
Sawant, U., Akl, R. (2017). A Novel Metric to Study the Performance of Sectorized Fractional Frequency Reuse Techniques in LTE. 7. IEEE WTS 2017 The 16th Annual Wireless Telecommunications Symposium.
Sawant, U., Akl, R. (2017). Evaluation of Adaptive and Non Adaptive LTE Fractional Frequency Reuse Mechanisms. 6. IEEE WOCC 2017 The 26th Annual Wireless and Optical Communications Conference.
Alotaibi, S., Akl, R. (2017). Range-Based Scheme for Adjusting Transmission Power for Femtocells in Co-Channel Deployment. 5. IEEE WTS 2017 The 16th Annual Wireless Telecommunications Symposium.
Alotaibi, S., Akl, R. (2017). Dynamic Frequency Partitioning Scheme for LTE HetNet Networks Using Fractional Frequency Reuse. 5. IEEE WCNC ’17 Wireless Communications and Networking Conference.
Sawant, U., Akl, R. (2017). Performance Evaluation of Network Productivity for LTE Heterogenous Networks with Reward-Penalty Weights Assessment. 6. IEEE CCWC 2017 The 7th Annual Computing and Communication Workshop Conference.
Alotaibi, S., Akl, R. (2017). Self-Adjustment Downlink Transmission Power for Femtocells in Co-Channel Deployment in Heterogeneous Networks. 6. IEEE CCWC 2017 The 7th Annual Computing and Communication Workshop Conference.
Sawant, U., Akl, R. (2016). Performance Evaluation of Sectorized Fractional Frequency Reuse Techniques Using Novel Metric. 7. IEEE ISCC 2016 The Twenty-First IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications.
Tidwell, R., Karlaputi, S., Akl, R. (2013). Evaluating the Feasibility of EMG and Bend Sensors for Classifying Hand Gestures. (63), 8. 1st International Conference on Multimedia and Human Computer Interaction.
Akl, R., Pasupathy, K., Haidar, M. (2011). Anchor Nodes Placement for Effective Passive Localization. (1569490799), 127-132. 2011 IEEE International Conference on Selected Topics in Mobile and Wireless Networks (iCOST).
Akl, R., Kadiyala, P., Haidar, M. (2009). Non-Uniform Grid-Based Routing in Sensor Networks. 5. 9th IEEE Malaysia International Conference on Communications.
Akl, R., Keathly, D. (2009). Robocamp: Encouraging Young Women to Embrace STEM. 4th Annual TETC Best Practices Conference. 13.
Haidar, M., Al-Rizzo, M., Chan, Y., Akl, R., Bouharras, M. (2009). Throughput Validation of an Advanced Channel Assignment Algorithm in IEEE 802.11 WLAN. 6. ICCSN 2009 - International Conference on Communication Software and Networks.
Haidar, M., Ghimire, R., Al-Rizzo, M., Akl, R., Chan, Y. (2008). Channel Assignment in an IEEE 802.11 WLAN Based on Signal-to-interference Ratio. 6. IEEE CCECE - Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering: Communications and Networking.
Keathly, D., Akl, R. (2007). Attracting and Retaining Women in Computer Science and Engineering: Evaluating the Results. 10. Proceedings of American Society for Engineering Education: ASEE Annual Conference.
Haidar, M., Akl, R., Al-Rizzo, H. (2007). Channel Assignment and Load Distribution in a Power-Managed WLAN. 5. Proceedings of IEEE PIMRC: 18th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications.
Dantu, R., Kolan, P., Akl, R., Loper, K. (2007). Classification of Attributes and Behavior in Risk Management Using Bayesian Networks. 71-74. Proceedings of IEEE Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference.
Akl, R., Arepally, A. (2007). Dynamic Channel Assignment in IEEE 802.11 Networks. 309-313. Proceedings of IEEE Portable 2007: International Conference on Portable Information Devices.
Al-Rizzo, H., Haidar, M., Akl, R., Chan, Y. (2007). Enhanced Channel Assignment and Load Distribution in IEEE 802.11 WLANs. 4. IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing and Communication.
Akl, R., Sawant, U. (2007). Grid-based Coordinated Routing in Wireless Sensor Networks. 860-864. Proceedings of IEEE CCNC 2007: Consumer Communications and Networking Conference.
Akl, R., Saravanos, Y. (2007). Hybrid Energy-Aware Synchronization Algorithm in Wireless Sensor Networks. 5. Proceedings of IEEE PIMRC: 18th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications.
Haidar, M., Akl, R., Al-Rizzo, H., Chan, Y., Adada, R. (2007). Optimal Load Distribution in Large Scale WLAN Networks Utilizing a Power Management Algorithm. 5. Proceedings of IEEE Sarnoff Symposium.
Akl, R., Nguyen, S. (2006). Capacity Allocation in Multi-cell UMTS Networks for Different Spreading Factors with Perfect and Imperfect Power Control. 2, 928-932. Proceedings of IEEE CCNC 2006: Consumer Communications and Networking Conference.
Akl, R., Tummala, D., Li, X. (2006). Indoor Propagation Modeling at 2.4 GHz for IEEE 802.11 Networks. 6. WNET 2006: Wireless Networks and Emerging Technologies.
Garlick, R., Akl, R. (2006). Intra-Class Competitive Assignments in CS2: A One-Year Study. 5. ICEE 2006: International Conference on Engineering Education.
Alhabsi, A., Al-Rizzo, H., Akl, R. (2006). Parity Assisted Decision Making for QAM Modulation. 5. International Conference on Mobile Computing and Wireless Communications.
Chen, P., Kavi, K., Akl, R. (2006). Performance Enhancement by Eliminating Redundant Function Execution. 143-150. Proceedings of IEEE: 39th Annual Simulation Symposium.
Akl, R., Garlick, R. (2006). Retention and Recruitment of Women in Computer Engineering. 5. ICEE 2006: International Conference on Engineering Education.
Akl, R., Arepally, A. (2006). Simulation of Throughput in UMTS Networks with Different Spreading Factors. C1-5. Proceedings of IEEE VTC Fall 2006: Vehicular Technology Conference.
Li, W., Kavi, K., Akl, R. (2005). An Efficient Non-Preemptive Real-Time Scheduling. 154-160. 18th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing Systems, Las Vegas, NV.
Nguyen, S., Akl, R. (2005). Approximating User Distributions in WCDMA Networks Using 2-D Gaussian. CCCC20T 05: International Conference on Computing, Communications, and Control Technologies. 5.
Akl, R., Park, S. (2005). Optimal Access Point Selection and Traffic Allocation in IEEE 802.11 Networks. 8(75-79), . Proceedings of 9th World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (WMSCI 2005): Communication and Network Systems, Technologies and Applications.
Akl, R., Naraghi-Pour, M., Hegde, M. (2005). Throughput Optimization in Multi-Cell CDMA Networks. 3, 1292-1297. IEEE WCNC 2005 - Wireless Communications, and Networking Conference.
Akl, R., Parvez, A. (2004). Global versus Local Call Admission Control in CDMA Cellular Networks. 2, 283-288. Proceedings of CITSA 04: Communications, Information and Control Systems, Technologies and Applications.
Akl, R., Parvez, A. (2004). Impact of Interference Model on Capacity in CDMA Cellular Networks. 3, 404-408. Proceedings of SCI 04: Communication and Network Systems, Technologies and Applications.
Akl, R. (2004). Subscriber Maximization in CDMA Cellular Networks. 3, 234-239. Proceedings of CCCT 04: International Conference on Computing, Communications, and Control Technologies.
Akl, R., Hegde, M. V., Naraghi-Pour, M., Min, P. S. (2000). Call Admission Control Scheme for Arbitrary Traffic Distribution in CDMA Cellular Systems. 1, 465-470. IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference.
Akl, R., Hegde, M. V., Naraghi-Pour, M., Min, P. S. (1999). Cell Placement in a CDMA Network. 2, 903-907. IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference.
Akl, R., Hegde, M. V., Min, P. S. (1999). Effects of Call Arrival Rate and Mobility on Network Throughput in Multi-Cell CDMA. 3, 1763-1767. IEEE International Conference on Communications.
Akl, R., Hegde, M. V., Naraghi-Pour, M., Min, P. S. (1999). Flexible Allocation of Capacity in Multi-Cell CDMA Networks. 2, 1643-1647. IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference.
Journal Article
Akl, R., Kadiyala, P., Haidar, M. (2009). Non-Uniform Grid-Based Coordinated Routing in Wireless Sensor Networks. Journal of Sensors. 2009, 11.
Haidar, M., Al-Rizzo, H. M., Akl, R., Elbazzal, Z. (2009). The Effect of an Enhanced Channel Assignment Algorithm in an IEEE 802.11 WLAN. World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society Transactions on Communications. 8(12), .
Haidar, M., Al-Rizzo, M., Chan, Y., Akl, R. (2009). User-Based Channel Assignment Algorithm in a Load-Balanced IEEE 802.11 WLAN. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Telecommunications & Networking. 1(2), 66-81.
Garlick, R., Akl, R. (2007). Motivating and Retaining CS2 Students with a Competitive Game Programming Project. 9.
Akl, R., Keathly, D., Garlick, R. (2007). Strategies for Retention and Recruitment of Women and Minorities in Computer Science and Engineering. Other. 9.
Li, W., Kavi, K., Akl, R. (2006). A Non-preemptive Scheduling Algorithm for Soft Real-time Systems. Journal of Computer & Electrical Engineering. 32, 18.
Akl, R., Parvez, A., Nguyen, S. (2006). Effects of Interference on Capacity in Multi-Cell CDMA Networks. Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics. 3(1), 7.
Akl, R., Nguyen, S. (2006). UMTS Capacity and Throughput Maximization for Different Spreading Factors. Journal of Networks. 1(3), 40-49.
Akl, R., Hegde, M., Naraghi-Pour, M. (2005). Mobility-based CAC Algorithm for Arbitrary Traffic Distribution in CDMA Cellular Systems. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. 54(2), 639-651.
Akl, R., Hegde, M. V., Naraghi-Pour, M., Min, P. S. (2001). Multi-Cell CDMA Network Design. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. 50(3), 711-722.
Popular Press Article
Akl, R. (2010). Flight Control Subsystem. 7, . The Eagle Feather, Special Section.
Akl, R., Hegde, M. V., Chandra, A., Min, P. S. (1998). CDMA Capacity Allocation and Planning. Technical Document, Washington University Department of Electrical Engineering WUEE-98.

Presentations Given

Akl, R. (Author & Presenter), Bio-Com Project, Raytheon, Richardson, TX, United States of America. (20122012).

Akl, R. (Author & Presenter), Bio-Com Project, Net-Centric Software and Systems I/UCRC Meeting, Denton, TX, United States of America. (20112011).

Robocamp: Encouraging Young Women to Embrace STEM. (20092009).

Self-Configuring Wireless MEMS Network (demo). (20082008).

Energy-aware Routing and Hybrid Synchronization in Sensor Networks. (20072007).

Capacity Allocation in Multi-cell UMTS Networks for Different Spreading Factors with Perfect and Imperfect Power Control. (20062006).

Retention and Recruitment of Women in Computer Engineering. (20062006).

Research, Teaching, and Outreach. (20052005).

WiFi and WCDMA Network Design. (20052005).

WiFi and WCDMA Network Design. (20052005).

Current Research in Wireless at UNT. (20042004).

Global versus Local Call Admission Control in CDMA Cellular Networks. (20042004).

Impact of Interference Model on Capacity in CDMA Cellular Networks. (20042004).

Subscriber Maximization in CDMA Cellular Networks. (20042004).

CDMA Network Design. (20022002).

Cell Design to Maximize Capacity in CDMA Networks. (20022002).

Call Admission Control Scheme for Arbitrary Traffic Distribution in CDMA Cellular Systems. (20002000).

Cell Placement in a CDMA Network. (19991999).

Effects of Call Arrival Rate and Mobility on Network Throughput in Multi-Cell CDMA. (19991999).

Flexible Allocation of Capacity in Multi-Cell CDMA Networks. (19991999).

CCAP: A Strategic Tool for Managing Capacity of CDMA Networks. (19981998).

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grant - Research
Takabi, H. (Co-Principal), Akl, R. (Principal), "Robotics and App Design Summer Camp," Sponsored by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, State, $12000 Funded. (May 1, 2017December 31, 2017).
Takabi, H. (Principal), Akl, R. (Co-Principal), "UNT GenCyber Summer Program: Inspiring the Next Generation of Cyber Stars inNorth Texas," Sponsored by National Security Agency, Federal, $83180 Funded. (March 1, 2017December 31, 2017).
Grant - Teaching
Keathly, D. (Co-Principal), Akl, R. (Principal), "Engineering Summer Programs Grant," Sponsored by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, State, $14664 Funded. (May 2016August 2016).
Keathly, D. (Co-Principal), Akl, R. (Principal), "Summer Merit Program," Sponsored by Texas Workforce Commission, State, $63000 Funded. (May 2016August 2016).
Keathly, D. (Co-Principal), Akl, R. (Principal), "Engineering Summer Program Grant," Sponsored by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, State, $14664.00 Funded. (June 2015August 2015).
Keathly, D. (Co-Principal), Akl, R. (Principal), "Summer Merit Program," Sponsored by Texas Workforce Commission, State, $63000.00 Funded. (May 2015August 2015).
Sponsored Research
Akl, R. (Co-Principal), "I/UCRC Industrial Membership – Ashum Corp," Sponsored by Net-Centric Software and Systems I/UCRC, Private, $57700 Funded. (20182019).
Akl, R. (Co-Principal), "I/UCRC Industrial Membership – Ashum Corp," Sponsored by Net-Centric Software and Systems I/UCRC, Private, $50000 Funded. (20172018).
Akl, R. (Principal), "Robotics and App Design Summer Camp," Sponsored by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board: Engineering Summer Program, State, $11727 Funded. (20172017).
Akl, R. (Co-Principal), "UNT GenCyber Summer Program: Inspiring the Next Generation of Cyber Stars in North Texas," Sponsored by National Security Agency (NSA), Federal, $85000 Funded. (20172017).
Akl, R. (Co-Principal), "I/UCRC Industrial Membership – Ashum Corp," Sponsored by Net-Centric Software and Systems I/UCRC, Private, $65000 Funded. (20162017).
Akl, R. (Principal), "App Design Summer Camp," Sponsored by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board: Engineering Summer Program, State, $12900 Funded. (20162016).
Akl, R. (Co-Principal), "I/UCRC Industrial Membership – Ashum Corp," Sponsored by Net-Centric Software and Systems I/UCRC, Private, $40000 Funded. (20152016).
Akl, R. (Principal), "Robotics, Game and App Programming Summer Camps," Sponsored by Texas Workforce Commission: Summer Merit Program, State, $63000 Funded. (20152016).
Akl, R. (Principal), "App Design Summer Camp," Sponsored by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board: Engineering Summer Program, State, $13988 Funded. (20152015).
Akl, R. (Co-Principal), "I/UCRC Industrial Membership – Ashum Corp," Sponsored by Net-Centric Software and Systems I/UCRC, Private, $46000 Funded. (20142015).
Akl, R. (Principal), "App Design Summer Camp," Sponsored by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board: Engineering Summer Program, State, $12500 Funded. (20142014).
Akl, R. (Principal), "Robotics, Game and App Programming Summer Camps," Sponsored by Texas Workforce Commission: Summer Merit Program, State, $63000 Funded. (20122013).
Akl, R. (Co-Principal), "Bio-Com Project," Sponsored by Raytheon under Net-Centric Software and Systems I/UCRC, Federal, $30000 Funded. (20122012).
Akl, R. (Principal), "RoboCamps and Game Programming Summer Camps," Sponsored by Texas Workforce Commission: Summer Merit Program, State, $63000 Funded. (20112012).
Akl, R. (Co-Principal), "Bio-Com Project," Sponsored by Raytheon under Net-Centric Software and Systems I/UCRC, Federal, $30000 Funded. (20112011).
Akl, R. (Principal), "Game Programming for Xbox 360 Summer Camp," Sponsored by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board: Engineering Summer Program, State, $20000 Funded. (20112011).
Uncategorized
Akl, R. (Principal), "Game Programming for Xbox 360 Summer Camp," Sponsored by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board: Engineering Summer Program, $18000. (20102010).
Akl, R. (Principal), "Robotics and Game Programming Summer Camps," Sponsored by Texas Workforce Commission: Summer Merit Program, $63000. (20102010).
Akl, R. (Principal), "Engineering Summer Program," Sponsored by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, $11111. (20092009).
Akl, R. (Other), "Micro Air Vehicle Design: A Collaborative Undergraduate Project for Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Computer Science Students," Sponsored by UNT Undergraduate Research Initiative, $8000. (20092009).
Akl, R. (Principal), "Robocamp at Stewpot," Sponsored by Dallas Women's Foundation, $18600. (20092009).
Akl, R. (Principal), "Robocamp Jump Start," Sponsored by Motorola Foundation Innovation Generation Grant, $30700. (20092009).
Akl, R. (Principal), "Summer Merit Program," Sponsored by Texas Workforce Commission, $42000. (20092009).
Akl, R. (Co-Principal), "IUCRC Center Proposal: Net-Centric Software and Systems, Krishna Kavi (PI)," Sponsored by NSF-07-537: Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers, $300000. (20082008).
Akl, R. (Principal), "R8. Texas Youth in Technology," Sponsored by Texas Workforce Commission, $31500. (20082008).
Akl, R. (Principal), "Robocamp and Beyond," Sponsored by Motorola Foundation Innovation Generation Grant, $30000. (20082008).
Akl, R. (Principal), "Texas Youth in Technology," Sponsored by Texas Workforce Commission, $152393. (20082008).
Akl, R. (Co-Principal), "High-assurance NCCS: Ultra Dependability Integration Engineering, Krishna Kavi (PI)," Sponsored by Department of Defense, $20000. (20072007).
Akl, R. (Other), "ICER: UNT Engineering Challenge Camps, Oscar Garcia (PI)," Sponsored by NSF 0547299, $32792. (20072007).
Akl, R. (Co-Principal), "IUCRC-Planning Proposal: UNT Research Site Proposal to join Embedded Systems I/UCRC, Krishna Kavi (PI)," Sponsored by NSF-01-116: Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers, $10000. (20072007).
Akl, R. (Principal), "Robocamp Mobile Unit," Sponsored by Motorola Foundation Innovation Generation Grant, $30000. (20072007).
Akl, R. (Principal), "Robocamp Program for Young Women," Sponsored by RGK foundation, $15000. (20072007).
Akl, R. (Principal), "Texas Youth in Technology," Sponsored by Texas Workforce Commission, $102514. (20072007).
Akl, R. (Co-Principal), "Women Art Technology, Jennifer Way (PI)," Sponsored by Hispanic and Global Studies Initiatives Fund, $12785. (20072007).
Akl, R. (Principal), "Recruiting and Retention Strategies for Computer Science at UNT," Sponsored by Texas Technology Workforce Development Grant Program, $125322. (20052005).
Akl, R. (Principal), Sponsored by R17. UNT Faculty Research Grant, $4000. (20032003).
Akl, R. (Principal), Sponsored by R18. UNT Junior Faculty Summer Research Fellowship, $5000. (20032003).

Service

University Service

Member, Advocates and Allies Workshop. (2016 – Present).

Member, College Graduate Committee. (2015 – Present).

Member, Diversity Faculty Mentoring. (2015 – Present).

Committee Chair, Graduate Studies. (2015 – Present).

Member, Executive Committee. (2014 – Present).

Member, PAC. (2008 – Present).

Professional Service

Committee Member, Technical Program Committee Member, IASTED International Conference on Wireless Communications. (2013 – Present).

Committee Member, Technical Program Committee Member, IEEE International Conference on Computational Science. (2013 – Present).

Committee Member, Technical Program Committee Member, IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference. (2012 – Present).

Committee Member, Technical Program Committee Member, International Wireless Symposium. (2012 – Present).

Other, Fish & Richardson PC: Vizio, Inc., v. LG Electronics, Inc.. (20102010).

Other, Ni Law Firm, PLLC: PACid Group, LLC v. Broadcom Corporation, Intel Corporation, Atheros Communications, Inc., Marvell Technology Group, Ltd., Marvel Semiconductor, Inc.. (20102010).

Committee Member, Technical Program Committee. (20092009).

Other, Kaye Scholer LLP: eBay Inc. v. IDT, Patent infringement, long distance communication using Internet. (20082008).

Other, Simpson Thacher & Barlett LLP: Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc., Patent infringement, two-level wireless protocol. (20082008).

Committee Member, Technical Program Committee. (20082008).

Other, Engineering Research Centers (ERC) proposals. (20072007).

Other, International Program Committee. (20072007).

Committee Member, Technical Program Committee, Amman. (20072007).

Interaction with Industry, Technical Program Committee. (20072007).

Committee Member, Program Committee, California. (20062006).

Other, Woodfill and Pressler: Charles Russell vs. Interinsurance Exchange of the Auto Club, House fire and insurance claim. (20062006).

Other, Technical Publications, Dallas, Texas. (20052005).

Other, Verizon Wireless, Patent infringement, 2 patents, push-to-talk voice messaging. (20052005).

Session Chair, 8th World Multi Conference on Systemics, Cybernetic, and Informatics, Orlando, Florida. (20042004).

Session Chair, International Conference on Computing, Commun. and Control Tech, Austin, Texas. (20042004).

Session Chair, International Conference on Cybernetics and Information Technologies, Orlando, Florida. (20042004).

Public Service

Program Coordinator, Conducted three RoboCamps and App Programming Camps and four cyber security camps for middle and high school girls and boys. (20172017).

Program Coordinator, Conducted seven RoboCamps and App Programming Camps for middle and high school girls and boys. (20162016).

Program Coordinator, Conducted four RoboCamps and App Programming Camps for middle and high school girls and boys. (20152015).

Consulting

Government, Collin County Sheriff's Office. (20072007).

Allegiant Integrated Solutions. (20042004).

Input/Output Incorporated. (20022002).

Teleware Corporation, Seoul, South Korea. (19981998).