Posted June 1, 2012 Atlanta, GA
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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.
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.