Dr. Naima Kaabouch

Naima Kaabouch

Professor, Master of Science in Cyber Security

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Dr. Naima Kaabouch is currently Full professor and Graduate Program Director in the Electrical Engineering Department at University of North Dakota. Her main research interests include wireless communication & networking, cybersecurity, sensing, signal/image processing, and smart systems. She is the PI and CoPI of numerous grants for a total about $10M funded by federal agencies and state sources, including the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), ND Chamber of Commerce, EPSCoR/NSF, and EPSCoR NASA.

As of May 2018, she is the co-author of over 160 peer reviewed journal and proceeding papers and the co-author of 4 research books and handbooks. She is also the recipient of numerous awards in research and education, including the 2016 UND Outstanding Faculty Scholar in Research, Teaching, and Service in 2016; and the Presidential Scholars Star Faculty in 2010.

Dr. Kaabouch has advised numerous graduate and undergraduate students in her projects. These projects have resulted in several local, regional, and national awards. These awards include: Several NASA Robotics Competition awards (NASA Joe Kosmo Award of Excellence in 2011, Second Place in 2013, 1st Place in the Outreach Component in 2016, 2d Place in the Presentation & Demonstration Component in 2016, 4th Place in the overall competition in 2016, 4th Place in the Mining Component in 2015), 4 IEEE Contest Awards (2006, 2010, 2011, 2012), 4 “Outstanding Senior Design Prototype Project” Awards (2010, 2011, 2013, college level award), and Andrew Freeman Award (2012, college level award).