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New ECE class gives students an in-depth look at the engineering process

New ECE class gives students an in-depth look at the engineering process

Starting this semester, ECE ILLINOIS will offer students an opportunity to study the engineering design process and possibly get a head start on their Senior Design projects with a new class called ECE 398, Special Topics in ECE.

Wong named acting associate dean for academic affairs

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By Rick Kubetz, College of Engineering
August 27, 2012

  • ECE Professor Martin D.F. Wong has been named the acting associate dean for academic affairs in the College of Engineering.
  • He will have responsibility for all phases of faculty affairs.
  • He was recently named the Edward C. Jordan Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Martin D F Wong
Martin D F Wong

ECE Professor Martin D F Wong has been named the acting associate dean for academic affairs in the College of Engineering, subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees.

“I got to know Martin as we worked together on promotion and tenure issues over these last two years,” explained Michael Bragg, interim dean for the College of Engineering. “I was impressed with his practical approach and skill in handling issues that can, at times, be challenging and not always straightforward. He always handled these with grace and I came to rely on his wisdom and guidance. “

A veteran of the College Executive Committee, Wong chaired the College Promotion and Tenure Committee during the last academic year. He also served on the dean’s 5-Year Review Committee. In his new role, he will have responsibility for all phases of faculty affairs, including promotion and tenure, sabbaticals, leaves of absence, named appointments, hiring and retention, and special projects in support of the college.

Wong joined ECE in August 2002, and was recently named the Edward C. Jordan Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. In addition to his ECE faculty appointment, he is also a research professor at the Coordinated Science Laboratory and an affiliate of the Department of Computer Science. An Illinois alumnus, Wong (PhD Computer Science ’87), is an expert in the field of VLSI CAD (in particular the area of physical design), with an impressive record as a researcher and scholar. He has had 385 papers presented in prominent journals and at conferences, earning numerous best paper awards and nominations along the way. Wong has graduated 42 PhD students, many of whom now hold leadership positions in industry or academic positions. He is an IEEE Fellow, and has provided leadership to IEEE, ACM, and many other organizations. 

Editor's note: media inquiries should be directed to Brad Petersen, Director of Communications, at bradp@illinois.edu or (217) 244-6376.

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