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Khalil Dajani

Khalil Dajani

Professor, Department Chair


Computer Science and Engineering, School of
Office Phone(909) 537-3378
Office LocationJB-307B
Department Chair
Computer Science and Engineering, School of
Office Phone(909) 537-3378
Office LocationJB-307B


Dr. Khalil Dajani, is serving as the Director/Chair and professor of California State University San Bernardino (CSUSB) School of Computer Science and Engineering, and is an accomplished academic and community leader. Dr. Dajani is strongly committed to developing long-term relationships with corporate and government partners, philanthropists, foundations, peer institutions, and alumni. His research spans multiple disciplines including Computer Systems, Informatics, Quantum Computing, Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence, and Aerospace Engineering. He has published several peer-reviewed scientific articles and contributed to patents, with research efforts that earned senior fellow recognition at several national societies including IEEE, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society for Engineering education, Society of American Military Engineers, National Society of Professional Engineers.

At CSUSB, Dr. Dajani focuses on serving faculty members and students to succeed by advocating STEM research, internships, and job opportunities for CSUSB students. He has been a vocal advocate for education and outreach to historically underrepresented groups and HSI academic institutions in STEM by promoting equity and cultivate a climate of inclusion and advocacy for increased scientific funding and addressing workforce disparities in science/engineering. To foster the next generation of scientists, Dr. Dajani aims to prepare CSUSB students for the 21st century workplace and advanced education, and enrich their academic and professional experiences, including working with Southern California aerospace industry and the U.S. Air Force to offer opportunities for students.

During service in academic institutions, Dr. Dajani participated in several federal and state funding grants used for planning, faculty development, and improvement of academic programs. Other funded projects included improving instructional facilities, and student service programs for academic success including support to innovative, customized, instruction courses designed to help retain students and move the students rapidly into major courses and remedial education / instruction.

Dr. Dajani is co-Principle Investigator on CSUSB $5 Million grant and serving as member of the leadership team of the grant from Department of Education to CSUSB College of Natural Sciences for five-years, entitled "Proactive Approaches for Training Hispanics in STEM (PATHS)". The grant activities include founding CSUSB Science Success Center to serve students and improve collaboration between CSUSB, community colleges and employers. The Center also steer students to valuable resources such as counseling and psychological services; provide supplemental instruction; learning assistance, undergraduate research opportunities; and other programs to improve academic and career success. The center also hosts self-help workshops, career panels and social events where students can cultivate friendships; and host peer tutoring and small group learning communities.

Additionally, Dr. Dajani is co-Principle Investigator on CSUSB $2.5 Million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), entitled "Creating Pathways to Computing Careers through Experiential and Engaged Learning (S-STEM)", which facilitates scholarships, mentorships, and experiential learning opportunities for low-income and underrepresented students, and to meet the national growing need for for talented computer professionals in Southern California and beyond.

Dr. Dajani joined CSUSB with a strong background and clearly established track record of creating new academic and professional / research opportunities for faculty and students pursuing STEM-intensive fields. Previously, Dr. Dajani served as the Executive Director and Professor of California State University Long Beach (CSULB)  Antelope Valley Extension Campus for Engineering Programs with a multi-million dollar grant from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, which provided community college students an effective way of completing their engineering degrees in the Antelope Valley. The extension campus programs, in turn, provided local employers, such as the Air Force, Lockheed Martin, NASA JPL, SpaceX, and Northrop Grumman, with highly trained engineers and graduates. Additionally, Dr. Dajani served as the founding Director of the CSULB California Aerospace Technologies Institute of Excellence leading the efforts in bridging the defense and aerospace industries in the greater Antelope Valley and Southern California. Dr. Dajani brings more than a decade of research and collaboration experience with the aerospace and defense industries of Southern California, and was awarded an Honorary Commander rank in the U.S. Air Force, Edwards, CA in recognition for his Antelope Valley community leadership and continuous Military and Air Force support services. Dr. Dajani also served as Chair and Professor of the Mathematics and Computer Science Department at Southern Arkansas University’s College of Science and Engineering. While at Southern Arkansas University, he also served as the Director of graduate programs and led the development of several new academic programs including cybersecurity, computer technology, and computer and information sciences.

With several national publications, Dr. Dajani research interests include Cybersecurity, Informatics, Forensics, Parallel Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Quantum Computing, and Aerospace Technologies. 

Selected Publications

  1. Nathan A. Kelly, Bilal M. Khan, Muhammad Y. Ayub, Abir J. Hussain, Khalil Dajani, Yunfei Hou, Wasiq Khan. "Video Dataset of Sheep Activity for Animal Behavioral Analysis via Deep Learning", Published in ELSEVIER Journal of Data in Brief, January 12, 2024; available online:

  2. James Flora, Wasiq Khan, Jennifer Jin, Daniel Jin, Abir Hussain, Khalil Dajani, & Bilal Khan. 2022. "Usefulness of Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System for Machine Learning Based Vaccine Research: A Case Study for COVID-19 Vaccines" International Journal of Molecular Sciences 23, no. 15: 8235.

  3. Khan, Wasiq, Bilal M. Khan, Salwa Yasen, Ahmed Al-Dahiri, Dhiya Al-Jumeily, Khalil Dajani, and Abir Hussain. 2022. "COVID-19 Vaccination and Mental Stress within Diverse Sociodemographic Groups" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 19, no. 19: 12932.
  4. Fadi Muheidat, Khalil Dajani, Lo’ai A. Tawalbeh, "Security Concerns for 5G/6G Mobile Network Technology and Quantum Communication", Elsevier Publishing - Procedia Computer Science 203 (2022) 32-40, The 17th International Conference on Future Networks and Communications (FNC) - August 9-11, 2022, Niagara Falls, Canada.  Available online at
  5. David Barnhart, David Bacher, Jacob J. Davies, Jessica Ridgeway, Sahana Ramesh, Samyag Madrecha, Ava Badii, Claire Stevlingson, Emilie Reynoso, Jeremy Struhl, and Khalil Dajani, "Low Temperature Solid Propellant Investigations for Mechanical Properties", June 27-July 1, 2022 - AIAA AVIATION 2022 Forum, Chicago, Illinois. Published Online:
  6. Samson Ho, Wenlu Zhang, Wesley Young, Matthew Buchholz, Saleh Al Jufout, Khalil Dajani, Linkan Bian, Mohammad Mozumdar, "DLAM: Deep Learning Based Real-Time Porosity Prediction for Additive, Manufacturing using Thermal Images of, the Melt Pool", Access Journal of IEEE, 2021.
  7. Ryan Weed, David Barnhart, Michael McCulloch, Khalil Dajani, "A Cubesat Demonstration of Quantized Inertia Propulsion", International Astronautical Federation Space Propulsion Symposium, Joint Session on Advanced and Nuclear Power and Propulsion Systems (10-C3.5), 72nd International Astronautical Congress 2021.
  8. Samson Ho, Saleh Al Jufout, Khalil Dajani, Mohammad Mozumdar, " A Novel Intrusion Detection Model for Detecting Known and Innovative Cyberattacks using Convolutional Neural Network", IEEE Open Journal of the Computer Society, Vol. 2, pages 14-25, Online ISSN 2644-1268, 2021.
  9. Miki Kelley, Anna Lee, Mohammad Mozumdar, Khalil Dajani, Aftab Ahmed, “Design and modeling of sub-picosecond all-optical modulator using the nonlinear response of indium tin oxide,” Journal of the Optical Society of America B 36 (8), F149-F153, 2019.
  10. Mohsen Babaeian, K. Amal Francis , Khalil Dajani, Mohammad Mozumdar, Real-Time Driver Drowsiness Detection Using Wavelet Transform and Ensemble Logistic Regression", International Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems Research, 17, pages 212-222, 2019.
  11. Airs Lin, Aleksander Milshteyn, Manuel Garcia, Khosrow Rad, Charles Liu, and Khalil Dajani, “The Effect of Return Path Current on Analog Sensor Readings in Mixed-signal Embedded Applications,” IEEE Proceedings of European Conference on Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Bern, Switzerland, ISBN: CFP17N07-POD 978-1-5386-2086-1, pages 386-395, November 17-19, 2017.
  12. Khalil Dajani, Nathan L. Dunn, Robert S. Owor, Zephyrinus C. Okonkwo, “Quantum Computation for Network Communications and Space-Based Devices,” ACM Proceedings of Dynamic Systems and Applications 7, (2016) 251-257.
  13. Robert S. Owor, Zephyrinus Z. Okonkwo and Khalil Dajani, "The Design and Development of a Standard Penetration Testing Index,” ACM Proceedings of Dynamic Systems and Applications 7, (2016) 298-299.
  14. Nathan L. Dunn and Khalil Dajani, “Matlab/Simulink Quantum Key Distribution Simulation for Aerospace Applications,” Proceedings of NASA Twenty-second Annual Arkansas Space Grant Symposium, April 7, 2014.
  15. Caleb Parks and Khalil Dajani, “On Use of Time as a Quantum Key,” Proceedings of NASA Twenty-second Annual Arkansas Space Grant Symposium, April 7, 2014.
  16. Md. Mamunur Rashid, Lowell, Mahbub Ahmed, Khalil Dajani, Jobaidur Rahman Khan, Haider Bhuiyan,  “Student Evaluation of Teaching Index vs. Student’s Self-Evaluation Index: Understanding the Impact of Teaching Performance on Student Satisfaction” IEEE Proceedings of the 2013 Midwest Section Conference of the American Society for Engineering Education.
  17. Robert S. Owor, Zephyrinus C. Okonkwo, Khalil Dajani, “A Hybrid Discrete Fast Fourier Transform Elliptical Cryptographic Algorithm For Portable Wireless Devices And Distributed Networks,” IEEE International Journal of Research in the Academic Disciplines in Higher Education, Vol. 1, Number 1, June 2013, 74- 82.
  18. Robert Owor, Khalil Dajani, Zephyrinus Okonkwo, “A Survey of 3G/4G Wireless Communications Cryptography: Challenges and Opportunities”, ACM Proceedings of Dynamic Systems and Applications 6, (2012), 293-298.
  19. Khalil Dajani, Robert Owor, Zephyrinus Okonkwo, “Quantum Fourier Transform Algorithms in Wireless and Distributed Communication Networks,” ACM Proceedings of Dynamic Systems and Applications 6, (2012), 132-137.
  20. Zephyrinus Okonkwo, Robert Owor, Khalil Dajani, “Almost Periodic Solutions of ITO-Volterra Stochastic Functional Differential Equations of Neural Type,” ACM Proceedings of Dynamic Systems and Applications 6, (2012), 288-292.
  21. Khalil Dajani, Arunjit Sahni, Dinesh Nemade, “Built in Self Test Implementation for Testing Interconnects of Multiple FPGA System,” The International Journal of High-Performance Computing Applications (IJHPCA), Vol. 25 Issue 2, August 2011.
  22. Khalil Dajani, Camille Leggett, “Visualization of Monte Interfaces,“ IEEE 7th International Conference on Autonomic Computing and Communication, Washington, DC,  June 7-11, 2010.
  23. Robert Owor, Khalil Dajani, Zephyrinus Okonkwo, “Simulating Convoluted Digital Watermarking Hidden Message Algorithms using Quantized Index Modulated Bezier and Hermite Splines,” ACM Journal Neural, Parallel, and Scientific Computations, 18 (2010), pp.357-364.
  24. Khalil Dajani, Robert Owor, Zephyrinus Okonkwo, John Hamilton, “The Relevance of Quantum Cryptography in Modern Networking Systems,” ACM Journal Neural, Parallel, and Scientific Computations, 18 (2010), pp.391-400.
  25. John Hamilton, Robert Owor, Khalil Dajani, “Building Information Assurance Education Partnerships with Minority Institutions,” ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference. ACM Proceedings, page 58-63, 2009, ISBN 978-1-60558-217-7.
  26. Gwendolyn Campbell, Khalil Dajani, Wanjun Hu, Jimmy Ramsey, “Microsoft Office 2003”, Premium Edition for Albany State University, Thomson Learning, Second Edition, ISBN: 978-1-428-34164-7, 2008.
  27. Robert Owor, Khalil Dajani, Zephyrinus Okonkwo, John Hamilton, “A Hybrid Discrete Fast Fourier Transform Elliptical Cryptographic Algorithm for Portable Wireless Devices and Distributed Networks,” IEEE Proceedings of the 2008 Winter Simulation Conference, Huntsville, AL, October 20-23, 2008.
  28. Khalil Dajani, Robert Owor, Zephyrinus Okonkwo, John Hamilton, “Implementing Quantum Key Distribution Schemes in Wireless GSM/CDMA Based Networks: Opportunities and Challenges,” IEEE Proceedings of the 2008 Winter Simulation Conference, Huntsville, AL, October 20-23, 2008.
  29. Robert Owor, Khalil Dajani, Zephyrinus Okonkwo, John Hamilton, “An Elliptical Cryptographic Algorithm for RF Wireless Devices,” IEEE Proceedings of the 2007 Winter Simulation Conference, pp. 1424-1429, 2007.