Kent Fuchs

W. Kent Fuchs

Electrical and Computer Engineering


Professor Fuchs was appointed Cornell's provost in 2009. He served as Cornell's Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering from 2002-2008. He was formerly the head of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Michael J. and Katherine R. Birck Distinguished Professor at Purdue University, 1996-2002. Prior to that appointment, he was a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Coordinated Science Laboratory, University of Illinois, 1985-1996. He was named the 12th President of the University of Florida, and began this position January 1, 2015.

Fuchs research interests focus on computer engineering, particularly, dependable computing and failure diagnosis. He is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He has over 185 publications and has served as the thesis advisor for 22 Ph.D. students and 35 M.S. students. He has received awards for both teaching and research.

Selected Publications

  • Goldberg, S., S. J. Upadhyaya, W. Kent Fuchs. 2004. "Recovery schemes for mesh arrays utilizing dedicated, spares." Ieee Transactions on Reliability 53 (4): 445-451.
  • Amyeen, M. E., W. Kent Fuchs, I. Pomeranz, V. Boppana. 2003. "Fault equivalence identification in combinational circuits using implication and evaluation techniques." Ieee Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems 22 (7): 922-936.
  • Ssu, K. F., W. Kent Fuchs, H. J. C. Jiau. 2003. "Process recovery in heterogeneous systems." IEEE Transactions on Computers 52 (2): 126-138.
  • Chen, S. K., W. Kent Fuchs. 2001. "Compiler-assisted multiple instruction word retry for VLIW architectures." Ieee Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems 12 (12): 1293-1304.
  • Hartanto, I., S. Venkataraman, W. Kent Fuchs, E. M. Rudnick, J. H. Patel, S. Chakravarty. 2001. "Diagnostic simulation of stuck-at faults in sequential circuits using compact lists." Acm Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems 6 (4): 471-489.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • AAAS Fellow 2010


  • B.S.E., Duke University, 1977
  • M.S., University of Illinois, 1982
  • M. Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 1984
  • Ph.D., (Electrical and Communications Engineering), University of Illinois, 1985