Community II: ECE Community Building Organization 

Saturday, March 18
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

In this session we provide an update on the community building efforts that have been taking place over the last year and engage the broader ECE community in a discussion about next steps re partnerships, business model and focus areas of the community effort.


Organizers:
     
Stella Batalama
  Stella Batalama
Professor and Chair
Electrical Engineering
SUNY Buffalo 
     

  Steven McLaughlin
Department Chair
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Georgia Tech
 

Dr. McLaughlin received the B.S.E.E. degree from Northwestern University in 1985, the M.S.E. degree from Princeton University in 1986, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Michigan in 1992. He has held positions at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Eastman Kodak Co., and Booz, Allen and Hamilton.

From 1992-1996 he was on the Electrical Engineering faculty at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He joined the School of ECE at Georgia Tech in September 1996 where he is now the Steve W. Chaddick School Chair of ECE. He holds 30 U.S. patents and has several pending, and he has published more than 230 papers in journals and conferences in the general area of communications and information theory. He is the co-founder of Whisper Communications, a physical layer security company established in 2010 to commercialize technology developed in his research group.

     
 George Pappas   George Pappas
Professor and Chair
Electrical and Systems Engineering
University of Pennsylvania
 

George J. Pappas is the Joseph Moore Professor and Chair of the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds a secondary appointment in the Departments of Computer and Information Sciences, and Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics. He is member of theGRASP Lab and the PRECISE Center. He has previously served as the Deputy Dean for Research in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. His research focuses on control theory and in particular, hybrid systems, embedded systems, hierarchical and distributed control systems, with applications to unmanned aerial vehicles, distributed robotics, green buildings, and biomolecular networks. He is a Fellow of IEEE, and has received various awards such as the Antonio Ruberti Young Researcher Prize, the George S. Axelby Award, theO. Hugo Schuck Best Paper Award, the National Science Foundation PECASE, and the George H. Heilmeier Faculty Excellence Award.

     
      William Sanders
Professor and Head
Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  
William H. Sanders is a Donald Biggar Willett Professor of Engineering and the Head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (www.ece.illinois.edu) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (illinois.edu). He is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and in the Department of Computer Science. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, the ACM, and the AAAS; a past Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Fault-Tolerant Computing; and past Vice-Chair of the IFIP Working Group 10.4 on Dependable Computing. He was the founding Director of the Information Trust Institute (www.iti.illinois.edu) at Illinois (2004-2011), and served as Director of the Coordinated Science Laboratory (www.csl.illinois.edu) at Illinois from 2010 to 2014.

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