Read about the 2012 IEEE Vice President, Educational Activities.
PhD Carnegie Mellon, BS (highest honors), MS, Univ. of Florida.
Currently Professor and Chair of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder. Co-Director Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Advancing Cognitive Technologies, Technology Director, Boulder Digital Works, served as Associate Executive Director of the Colorado Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Conducts research in assistive cognitive technologies, and has worked in EDA including, simulation, synthesis, test, verification and optimization, as well as signal processing.
IEEE CASS Golden Jubilee Medal, 2000, IEEE Third Millennium Medal , 2000. Received the College of Engineering Max Peters Award for Outstanding Service, 1997, the inaugural John and Mercedes Peebles Innovation in Teaching Award, 1996, the College of Engineering Hutchinson Award for Outstanding Teaching in the College, 1995, Distinguished Service Award from IEEE for Serving as Editor of IEEE Transactions on Computer-aided Design.
Founding member IEEE Denver Chapters – Signal Processing Society, Engineering, Medicine and Biology Society, Communications Society
As VP EAB, I am reorganizing the Board to concentrate on key areas. This is producing a more focused board. In addition, EAB is now considering all budget items and voting on priorities. Further, the operationalization of initiatives is being carefully scrutinized. We are also considering a comprehensive set of activities in the university space and carefully considering the exploded competition in continuing education and determining the best path for IEEE.
As President-Elect and President, I led the IEEE initiative to open an office in China and expand our activities in that country as the initial phase of our Asia-Pacific expansion.As chair of N&A, I significantly modified the IEEE N&A process to bring a more structured and, I believe, fairer process to those important activities.
As President, I started the IEEE Board of Directors-based strategic planning activities that were carried to fruition by President Leah Jamieson.As VP-PSPB, I spent significant time on the challenges that arose when our publications and activities were embargoed in certain countries due to United States OFAC regulations and visited Iran to celebrate with our members when we succeeded in having those restrictions relaxed.
As chair of the IEEE TAB Products Committee I began the process of requiring business plans for all proposals.