Posted October 24, 2011 Atlanta, GA
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Tom Conte has been elected as the 2012 IEEE Computer Society First Vice President, effective January 1. Dr. Conte holds a joint appointment in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and the School of Computer Science at Georgia Tech.
The First Vice President, as a member of the Executive Committee and the Board of Governors, sets the direction and determines the strategy for the IEEE Computer Society, which is the largest of the 38 societies of the IEEE and is known globally for its computing standards activities.
Dr. Conte has been on the Georgia Tech faculty since 2008 as a professor in the School of Computer Science and accepted a joint appointment with ECE this past summer. An IEEE Fellow, he is the chair of the IEEE Computer Society Awards Committee and is an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Computers and the IEEE Computer and IEEE Micro magazines. His research is in the areas of computer architecture and compiler optimization, including manycore architectures, microprocessor architectures, back-end compiler code generation, architectural performance evaluation, and embedded computer system architectures.
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.