Afef Fekih, Ph.D.

University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Louisiana, USA



Dr. Afef Fekih is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Harold Callais Memorial Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana.

Dr. Fekih received her BS, MS and PhD degrees all in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tunis, National Engineering School of Tunis, Tunisia in 1995, 1998 and 2002, respectively. From 1996 to 2002, she was an Instructor Engineer at a Technical college in Tunis. In fall 2002 she was an Assistant professor of electrical engineering at the High Institute of Medical Technologies in Tunis. She joined the University of Louisiana at Lafayette as an adjunct professor in 2003 then visiting assistant professor in 2004 and as Assistant Professor from fall 2005.

Dr. Fekih's research interests focus on control theory and applications, including nonlinear and robust control, fault tolerant control, dynamic system modeling, applications to aircraft systems and power machines. Dr. Fekih’s current research program covers projects in Fault Tolerant Control Design for Aircraft Systems and Autonomous Vehicles. One of Dr. Fekih’s papers was recently featured in Thomson Reuter’s Science Watch by virtue of being highly cited.

Dr. Fekih is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a member of the IEEE control systems society, the IEEE women in control society, and the IEEE systems man and cybernetics society. She has served as a reviewer for the IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Journal of Control Science and Engineering, IEEE transactions on systems, man and cybernetics, Control Engineering Practice, IET Control Theory and Applications, IEEE American Control Conference, IEEE Conference on decision and Control, IFAC symposium on Fault Detection Supervision and Safety of Technical Processes SAFEPROCESS, ASEE GSW conference.


Dr. Fekih served as Review Panelist for the National Science Foundation (NSF), online proposal Reviewer for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Judge for the Region VI Science Fair, and session chair and co-chair for the American Control Conference. Dr. Fekih is currently serving as Steering Committee Member for the Southeastern Symposium on System Theory SSST, Member of the Telecom Graduate Faculty committee, Member of the Departmental Committee Review of Graduate Student Applications, and Faculty Senate Representative in the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.