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Cornell ECE Names New Associate Director

Monday, July 29, 2013

David H. Albonesi

Cornell University School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor David Albonesi as associate director.

“David is an effective instructor teaching courses from freshman to the advanced graduate level, and a devoted faculty member who has served in various administrative roles in the School, most recently as Chair of the Policy Committee. With his myriad skills, David will lead us in bringing the ECE curriculum to the next level,” said ECE Director Tsuhan Chen.

With his new role, David will be responsible for all educational programs in ECE, emphasizing curriculum planning, TA assignment and evaluation, and peer teaching reviews, as well as many other functions. While the associate director is involved mainly with the undergraduate curriculum, David will also closely interact with the director of graduate studies, Professor Lang Tong. 

“As associate director, David will be effectively the 'face' of ECE to all our students,” added Tsuhan. “I know that he will be a very popular one.”

David takes on the responsibility of associate director from Professor Sheila Hemami who was recently elected as Weiss Presidential Fellow and Menschel Distinguished Teaching Fellow and has accepted the role of ECE department chair at Northeastern University. 

David is a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Cornell University and a member of the Computer Systems Laboratory. David is a Fellow of the IEEE, and has received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, three IBM Faculty Awards, three IEEE Micro Top Picks paper awards, three industry excellence awards, and the Michael Tien ’72 Excellence in Teaching Award. His current research interests include adaptive and reconfigurable multi-core architectures, power- and reliability-aware computing, and energy-efficient smart buildings.

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