Matthieu Bloch, Bo Hong, and Fumin Zhang have been selected to participate in teaching programs offered by the Georgia Tech Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL). Drs. Bloch, Hong, and Zhang are assistant professors in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech.
Drs. Bloch and Hong have been chosen for CETL's Class of 1969 Teaching Fellows Program, which is designed for untenured assistant professors who want to develop their full teaching potential. During the academic-year-long program, the Teaching Fellows explore various aspects of teaching and learning in weekly seminars, receive private assistance with teaching, and undertake a project to improve student learning in one of their courses. A member of the ECE faculty since 2009 and based at the Georgia Tech-Lorraine campus in Metz, France, Dr. Bloch specializes in communications and information theory, error-control coding, wireless communications, and physical-layer security. Dr. Hong has been on the ECE faculty since 2008 and specializes in high performance computing, multicore computer architecture, multi-processor synchronization, parallel and multi-threaded algorithms, and distributed computing.
Dr. Zhang will participate in the Class of 1969 Teaching Scholars Program, a theme-based initiative that brings together Georgia Tech faculty to investigate a particular teaching and learning topic. He is among the 10 faculty members across campus who will participate in this program this year which will focus on "Creating Authentic Assignments and Activities that Improve Students' Learning and Communication Skills." Dr. Zhang has been on the ECE faculty since 2007, and his research and educational interests include mobile sensor networks, underwater robotics, and motion planning in complex environments.