Walker named head of Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Photo of Dr. Duncan M. "Hank" WalkerDr. Duncan M. "Hank" Walker has been appointed head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University.

Walker's appointment is effective June 1.

Walker joined the Texas A&M Engineering faculty in 1993 as an associate professor. He was previously an engineer for Hughes Aircraft Co. in Culver City, Calif., from 1977 to 1978, and a part-time engineer for the Digital Equipment Corp. in Hudson, Mass., from 1979 to 1981. From 1986 to 1993, Walker was assistant director and a research engineer at the SRC-CMU Research Center for Computer-Aided Design in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. In 1997, he was a visiting scholar at the IBM Austin Research Laboratory.

His research interests are in the areas of integrated circuit testing, defect-based testing, delay testing, IDDQ testing, fault diagnosis, realistic fault modeling, and parametric and functional yield prediction.

Walker is active in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and is associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Circuits and Systems. In the Look College, Walker has been honored with the Charles W. Crawford Service Award, the E.D. Brockett Professorship and the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Excellence in Engineering Teaching Award. He has also been named a Dwight Look College of Engineering Fellow, an AMD Fellow and a TEES Fellow.

Walker earned a bachelor's degree from the California Institute of Technology, and master's and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University.