ESOGBUE, Prof. Augustine




State o\" Origin: Delta Village/Town: Ibusa Contact Address: Grose Close, 0205, Room 442, Atlanta USA Contact Telephone: 404-894-2323 Fax: 404-894-2301 Email Address: antispamemail link Professor Augustine Esogbueis one of the few Igbo Icons in Diaspora has kept the light of Igbo integrity and honour shining in every situation and circumstance. Heisa rareacademicand professional gem.a renowned systems engineerand a veryaccomplished professional in the field ol" Industrial and Systems Engineering. Disciplined parental upbringing, coupled with personal discipline, made Augustine shinein hiscareerearlyenough without veering into rough or unproductive teenage tantrums. Educational History • He had a very successful journey from the primary to the tertiary institutions and clocked PhD in a record lime. • Known for taking first positions in all his years at St. John's College. Kaduna. Work Experience and Professional Development • Georgia Institute ofTechnology 1972 • Associate Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, June, 1972 • Professor with Tenure 1977 • DirectorofIntelligent Systems and controls Laboratories,investaging a hybridapproach to intelligencecontrol via fuzzy sets, neutral networks and reinforcement learning theories as well its application to various large-scale , non-linear and uncertain dynamic systems (ISCL) • Founding Faculty Advisor, Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers at the same Institute, 1976 • Minority Undergraduate Scholars Engineering Research Programme (MUSERP) at (George Tech.) USA • Honoraryappointments as adjunct Professor of Community MedicineMorehouseSchoolofMedicine, and the department ofMathematics and Computer Science at Atlanta University, Columbia University Seminars in Water Resources and Pollution Faculty and Professor in Residence at Howard University, Washington D.C. • Visiting Distinguished Professor, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro,, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil July 1992 • Visiting Lecturer, Program of Visiting Lecturers in Operations Research and the Management Sciences (Chairman 1978/1979) 1974 - present. Academic Achievements • The First African to obtain Ph.D in Industry and Systems Engineering Sphere • The First and Longest serving black don at Georgia Tech. • The Pioneer African to be elevated to full Professor in Engineering in core research University in the United States • Founding Chairman ofboth the Lagos Atlanta Sister Cities Committee since 1975 date • Board ofTrustees, American Nigeria International Chamber ofCommerce • Commissioner for the City ofAtlanta's Sister Cities Commission. Membership Affiliation He is a fellow ofsix reputable International Industry groups namely: • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) • Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) • Pioneer African elected into the Institute for Research Management Science (INFORMS) • Fellow, Kerr L White Institute for Health Services Research (KLWI) Courses Taught by Professor Esogbue • He has taught a lot of courses in addition to his research interests and projects • Engineering Design and neuro-fuzzy control Contributions to Civic Society and Programmes Involved in a number of civic activities in Atlanta such as: • Vice Chair ofThe Atlanta Sister Cities Commission • Leadership Atlanta Development Corporation • 100 Black Men in Atlanta • 1979 First-African, Trustee ofGeorgia Council on International Visitors since 2001 • He presided over Technology Transfer Committee for the 2000Presidential Dialogue withNigerian in Diaspora • Served in founding Board of Trustees,Nigerian in the DiasporaOrganization of the Americans (NIDO-Americans). • Heauthored a proposal, with the City of Atlanta, whichhe presented directly to Shagari'sAdministration in 1979, that lead to the founding ofthe Nigerian Consulate General in Atlanta • Afounding member of Nigerian Information Technology Professionals inAmerica (NITPA), and also a memberof GoverningCouncil • Founding member Nigerian Peoples Forum (NPF) • Advisory Board,and member International Technical Programme Committee for USA-African Conferenceon Manufacturing Technology • A member of the Advisory Committee, Nigerian Economic Development Council • Amember Steering Committee of the 1998 SouthEastern Regional Summit onAfrica,andwaselecteda delegate to theUSANational Summit on African held in Washington, February 2000 • Theglobalco-ordinatorofAcademicians in Universities and Research Institutes for the Brain Drain-Brain Gain Incorporated, anOrganisation ofAfricans workingto reverse the well-known brain-drainchallenges • Member, Advisory Board , Centre for Fuzzy Logic and Intelligent Systems Research, Texas A&MUniversity , CollegeStation, TX 1992- Present Chieftaincy Honour • He holds the Honorary Traditional Chieftaincy title ofthe OZORK1LOLO of Ibusa Honours and Awards • First Winner,Andy P.Sage IEEE-SMC Transactions Best Paper of the YearAward 1998 • Certificate of Recognition for Loyal and Meritorious Service to the Community • Certificate of Appreciation for Dedicationand Service to the City of Atlanta, Mayor Bill Campbell, Mayor of Atlanta , September25th 1995 • National Advisor Award for ten years of Distinguished Service on the National Advisory Board • Certificate ofAppreciation for Outstanding Service on the Board of National Society of Black Engineers, March 19. 1994 • Operations Research Society ofAmerica, Technical Applications Section October, 1993. Distinguished Service and Leadership Award , • Most Outstanding Advisor Award from the Health Applications Technical Section, October, 1993 • Recognition of Outstanding Contribution to the National Society of Black Engineers, 1992 Convention, Houston TX, March 20, 1993 • Georgia Engineering Foundation and the College of Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Faculty Advisor Appreciation Award for Most Outstanding Senior Design Project May 1991. • Outstanding and Dedicated Service Award, Office of Minority Education, Georgia Institute ofTechnology 1989- Present • Chancellor's Distinguished Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research and Management Science, University ofCalifornia Berkeley, 1988 • "Most likelyto wina Noble Prize" 2005, honourfrom Groupof StudentsfromGeorgeTech.,29th April,2005, via the School's DeanGriffin's Day Award • October,2005, AwardedCertificate ofAppreciation from Nigerian-American Chamber ofCommerce (NACC) for his demonstrated, dedication to the cause ofethical Enterprise, Regionally and Internationally • Key Note Lecturer, 1988 Annual Conference. • North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society, San Francisco, California June, 1988 • WHO is WHO in the World 1986, WHO is WHO in America 1984, International Who 's who in Engineering, 1984 • American Men and Women of Science, 1983. Who's who in Black America, Is' Edition, 1982 • Who's who in Technology 1982, 1988, 1989, • Who is who in Consulting 1982, WHO'S WHO in Engineering 1982 • Distinguished Faculty Advisor Award, National Society of Black Engineers, Georgia Tech Chapter 1982 • Professional Engineer Award for Academic and Professional Excellence 1980 • International WHO'S WHO in Intellectuals 1977 • In 1999, he was the first African recipient of the Golden TouchAward for lifetimeAchievement in Education by National Society of Black Engineers • Outstanding Citizen Award 2001 of Georgia Goodwill Ambassador Corps • Member, Advisory Councilon International Relations ofAtlantaCity Council,CouncilmemberGeorgiaTechAthleticBoardof Trustee 2000 date • The first African lo preside over Collegiate 100 Proposed to be the first African for the Prestigious NASA Medal Award (National Aeronautics and SpaceAdministration), the largestagency in the world for promoting all aspects of Space Systems, from exploration to Navigation Missions • 2002 Ilonoree of the Consulate-General Leadership and Service Award. Membership of Associations and Boards • Member, Board of Commissioners . the Government of Fulton County September 1996 • Member. New York Academy ol"Sciences 1995 This versatile Igbo scholar has made a great impact in the World of Science . Ile still loves his Igbo Origin and feels proud of it. He is an ICON indeed and lubo Gift to the World of Science.
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