The VCAA is committed to assuring academic quality in the planning, implementation, and management of academic progress and initiatives at AU. He oversees the academic operations of the university colleges, the Deanship of Students affairs, the Deanship of Graduate Studies and Research, the Continuing Education Center, the Office of International Affairs, the Innovation Center (AUIC) and the Office of Admissions and Registration.
Khaled Asselah, Ph.D., was named Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs in July 2017. Before joining AU, Dr. Assaleh was a member of the senior administration at the American University of Sharjah (AUS) responsible for research and graduate studies where he served as interim Vice Provost from 2014 to June 2017 and Director of Graduate Studies from 2011 to 2014. He was also a professor at the department of electrical engineering where he taught courses in the areas of signal processing and pattern recognition. His research interests include bio-signal processing, biometrics, speech and image processing, and pattern recognition.
Dr. Assaleh also has worked as a Research Professor at the CAIP Center of Rutgers University, New Jersey from 1993 to 1994. He then had a career in industry from 1994 through 2002 as a Senior Staff Engineer with Motorola in Phoenix, Arizona, and as an Engineering Group Leader with Rockwell Semiconductor Systems (Conexant/Skyworks) in Newport Beach, California.
Dr. Khaled Assaleh earned a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey in 1993, an M.S. in Electronic Engineering from Monmouth University, New Jersey in 1990, and a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Jordan in 1988. He holds 11 US patents and has published over 120 articles in signal/image processing and pattern recognition and their applications. He has served on the organization committees of several international conferences including ISSPA, ICCSPA, MECBME and ISMA. He has also served as a guest editor for several special issues of journals. Dr. Assaleh is a senior member of the IEEE.