ECE Graduate Handbook
The chief administrative officer in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is the Chair. This position is currently held by Professor Patrick O’Shea. Several Associate Chairs assist in the administration of the department: Professors Gilmer Blankenship (External Affairs), Wesley Lawson (Undergraduate Studies), and K.J. Ray Liu (Graduate Studies and Research).
An important role in the administrative operation of the department is also played by the Department Council and several standing departmental committees: General Academic Affairs, Graduate Studies and Research, Human Relations and Welfare, Facilities and Services, Undergraduate Affairs, Salary, and Promotion and Tenure. Graduate students have representatives on the Council and on the first four committees. Elections for graduate student representatives are coordinated by the ECE Graduate Student Association (ECEGSA). Also, the Graduate Studies and Research Committee (GSRC) is supported by Area Advisors, who are non-voting members of the committee. Area Advisors are faculty members, one from each of the department’s five technical areas and appointed by the Associate Chair for Graduate Studies and Research, who can advise the committee as well as graduate students.
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