Georghiades appointed associate dean for research

GeorghiadesDr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Costas N. Georghiades associate dean for research effective Aug. 1.

Georghiades, currently head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and holder of the Delbert A. Whitaker Chair in Electrical Engineering, will work closely with the associate vice chancellor for research to facilitate faculty research and represent the Dwight Look College of Engineering on university-level research committees.

A registered professional engineer, Georghiades is internationally known for his work in the application of information, communication and estimation theories to study communication systems. He is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), where he has served in various editorial capacities. In June he was selected to receive the Communication Theory Technical Committee (CTTC) Service Award for his distinguished records of service and leadership roles within CTTC and the broader research community.

Georghiades joined the Dwight Look College of Engineering faculty in 1985 as an assistant professor in the electrical engineering department. Previously he led the department's Telecommunications and Signal Processing Group and was co-director of the VLSI-Telecommunications Research Center.

Georghiades holds a bachelor's degree from the American University of Beirut and master's and doctoral degrees from Washington University in St. Louis.