Douglas B. Williams has been named senior associate chair for the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the Georgia Institute of Technology, effective October 1. Joseph L.A. Hughes will also continue in his current role as senior associate chair until the end of fall semester.
Dr. Williams joined Georgia Tech in 1989 as an assistant professor in ECE. He most recently served as the School’s interim chair from July 2011-August 2012 and as its associate chair for undergraduate affairs from 2003-2011. He has also served on Georgia Tech’s Executive Board, chaired the International Plan Committee, and been Georgia Tech’s advocate to the University System of Georgia’s Faculty Council.
A long-time member of the Center for Signal and Information Processing, Dr. Williams is active within the IEEE Signal Processing Society. Within that Society, he has been a member-at-large on the Board of Governors, an area editor for the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, and a member of the technical committees for Signal Processing Theory & Methods and Signal Processing Education. Dr. Williams also represents IEEE as an ABET Program Evaluator for electrical engineering and computer engineering.
“I’d personally like to thank Doug for agreeing to take on this important responsibility for the School of ECE,” said Steven W. McLaughlin, professor and Steve W. Chaddick School Chair. “Please join me in lending your support to him as he assumes this new role and in thanking Joe Hughes for his years of dedicated service in this position.”