Posted October 2, 2012 Atlanta, GA
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Douglas B. Williams has been named senior associate chair for the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the Georgia Institute of Technology, effective October 1. Joseph L.A. Hughes will also continue in his current role as senior associate chair until the end of fall semester.
Dr. Williams joined Georgia Tech in 1989 as an assistant professor in ECE. He most recently served as the School’s interim chair from July 2011-August 2012 and as its associate chair for undergraduate affairs from 2003-2011. He has also served on Georgia Tech’s Executive Board, chaired the International Plan Committee, and been Georgia Tech’s advocate to the University System of Georgia’s Faculty Council.
A long-time member of the Center for Signal and Information Processing, Dr. Williams is active within the IEEE Signal Processing Society. Within that Society, he has been a member-at-large on the Board of Governors, an area editor for the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, and a member of the technical committees for Signal Processing Theory & Methods and Signal Processing Education. Dr. Williams also represents IEEE as an ABET Program Evaluator for electrical engineering and computer engineering.
“I’d personally like to thank Doug for agreeing to take on this important responsibility for the School of ECE,” said Steven W. McLaughlin, professor and Steve W. Chaddick School Chair. “Please join me in lending your support to him as he assumes this new role and in thanking Joe Hughes for his years of dedicated service in this position.”
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.