Starts at: October 10, 2013 4:00 PM
Ends at: 4:30 AM
Location: Scaife Hall Auditorium, Room 125
Speaker: Ed Schlesinger
Affiliation: David Edward Schramm Professor, Department Head, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
Abstract: The ECE department is one of the largest and most diverse departments at Carnegie Mellon in terms of its programs and its global reach. ECE is also key to many of the initiatives being pursued by CIT and Carnegie Mellon. In this presentation I will provide an overview and update of where this department currently stands and will also review the state of some of the many departmental wide initiatives currently being pursued.
Bio: T.E. Schlesinger is the David Edward Schramm Professor and Head of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to this he was the Director of the Data Storage Systems Center, Associate Department Head in ECE, and was the founding co-director of the General Motors Collaborative Research Laboratory at CMU. Professor Schlesinger also directed the DARPA MISCIC Center at Carnegie Mellon. He received his B.Sc. degree in Physics from the University of Toronto in 1980 and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Applied Physics from the California Institute of Technology in 1982 and 1985 respectively. His research interests are in the areas of solid state electronic and optical devices, nanotechnology, and information storage systems. He has received a number of awards and honors including; the Carnegie Institute of Technology George Tallman Ladd Award for research, the Carnegie Institute of Technology Benjamin Richard Teare Award for teaching, a Presidential Young Investigator Award, 1999 and 1998 R&D 100 Awards for his work on nuclear detectors and electro-optic device technology and the Carnegie Science Center 1998 "Scientist" award. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and the SPIE, was President of the ECE Department Heads' Association and served on its board of directors, was a member of the International Advisory Panel for the A*STAR Graduate Academy in Singapore and is on the Advisory Board for the ECE Department, Georgia Tech and the Technology Commercialization Advisory Board for Innovation Works. He has published over 250 papers and conference proceedings and holds 12 patents.