Posted February 15, 2012 Atlanta, GA
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
John D. Cressler has been named editor-in-chief of IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, effective January 1, 2012 for an initial term of three years. Dr. Cressler is a Byers Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech and has been on the faculty since 2002.
The publication has a legacy of 60-plus years and is at the heart of the technical activities conducted by the IEEE Electron Devices Society (EDS). EDS began in 1952 as a committee of the Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE). With the merger in 1963 of IRE and the American Institute of Radio Engineers, EDS became a technical group under the newly formed IEEE. In 1976, EDS became a society of IEEE and now has about 11,000 members worldwide.
About the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is one of eight schools and departments in the College of Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. All ECE undergraduate and graduate programs are in the top 10 of the most recent college rankings by U.S. News & World Report. Over 2,500 students are enrolled in the School’s graduate and undergraduate programs, and in the last academic year, 723 degrees were awarded.
Over 110 ECE faculty members are involved in 11 areas of research, education, and commercialization – bioengineering, computer systems and software, digital signal processing, electric power, electromagnetics, electronic design and applications, microsystems, optics and photonics, systems and controls, telecommunications, and VLSI systems and digital design.
About the Georgia Institute of Technology
The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the world's premier research universities. Ranked seventh among U.S. News & World Report's top public universities and the eighth best engineering and information technology university in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities, Georgia Tech’s more than 20,000 students are enrolled in its Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Business, and Sciences. Tech is among the nation's top producers of women and minority engineers. The Institute offers research opportunities to both undergraduate and graduate students and is home to more than 100 interdisciplinary units plus the Georgia Tech Research Institute.