Posted February 15, 2012 Atlanta, GA
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Joseph L.A. Hughes has been appointed to the IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB) for 2012. Dr. Hughes is a professor and the senior associate chair for the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Georgia Tech.
Dr. Hughes was appointed to EAB as a representative of the Technical Activities Board (TAB), another of the major IEEE boards. As president of the IEEE Education Society in 2007 and 2008, he served as a member of TAB. He has also served on IEEE's Accreditation Policy Council and Committee on Engineering Accreditation Activities, both of which report to EAB.
Dr. Hughes is currently serving in his fourth year as one of IEEE's members on the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. Commission members chair accreditation visits and make decisions regarding the accreditation of more than 2,000 engineering programs at over 400 institutions in the United States and 20 other countries.
IEEE is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity, with over 400,000 members worldwide. Its fields of interest encompass electrical and computer engineering and related technologies. The EAB is one of IEEE's six major boards, reporting to the board of directors, responsible for governing IEEE's activities. It recommends policies on educational matters and implements programs specifically intended to serve the educational pursuits of IEEE members, the engineering and scientific communities, and the general public. These activities encompass university programs and accreditation, continuing education, pre-university programs, and others related to engineering education.
About the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is one of eight schools and departments in the College of Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. All ECE undergraduate and graduate programs are in the top 10 of the most recent college rankings by U.S. News & World Report. Over 2,500 students are enrolled in the School’s graduate and undergraduate programs, and in the last academic year, 723 degrees were awarded.
Over 110 ECE faculty members are involved in 11 areas of research, education, and commercialization – bioengineering, computer systems and software, digital signal processing, electric power, electromagnetics, electronic design and applications, microsystems, optics and photonics, systems and controls, telecommunications, and VLSI systems and digital design.
About the Georgia Institute of Technology
The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the world's premier research universities. Ranked seventh among U.S. News & World Report's top public universities and the eighth best engineering and information technology university in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities, Georgia Tech’s more than 20,000 students are enrolled in its Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Business, and Sciences. Tech is among the nation's top producers of women and minority engineers. The Institute offers research opportunities to both undergraduate and graduate students and is home to more than 100 interdisciplinary units plus the Georgia Tech Research Institute.