Peter Huynh has been appointed as the interim director of Information Technology (IT) in the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, effective July 1. He will lead the ECE Computer Support Group (CSG) after the retirement of David Webb on June 30.
The CSG is responsible for the development, maintenance, and coordination of the School’s computer resources. This is a huge job that has been done exceptionally well over the years, given the educational, research, and service needs of the ECE faculty, staff, and students.
Huynh is a proud 2003 B.S.Cmp.E. graduate of Georgia Tech. While at Tech, he was a student assistant in the ECE academic labs, where he reported to Edgar Jones for a little over two years; these labs are now being managed by James Steinberg and Kevin Ferri, who are also ECE alumni. Huynh helped to support the ECE instructional labs, which included troubleshooting computers, printers, lab equipment, and lab preparations. He was also a student teaching assistant for ECE 2031 Digital Design Laboratory, which went hand-in-hand with his student assistant position in the instructional labs.
After working for a year-and-a-half at Engineered Systems for Manufacturing, a local engineering firm, Huynh learned of an open position in the ECE CSG for which he applied and was hired in 2004. Over the years, Huynh has been promoted several times, and he received the ECE Hats Off Performance Award at the 2007 Roger P. Webb Awards Program. In 2012, he completed his M.B.A. with a concentration in Computer Information Systems at Georgia State University.
Including Huynh, there is a total of seven CSG members who support the IT needs of ECE. They are stationed in the Van Leer, Klaus, and TSRB buildings, but they also support ECE faculty, staff, and researchers in other campus buildings, including the Microelectronics Research Center/Pettit Building, Manufacturing Research Center Building, Marcus Nanotechnology Building, Bunger-Henry Building, Molecular Science and Engineering Building, College of Computing Building, and Centergy Building.
Huynh said that the School of ECE has been his second home and his second family. “To me, working for Georgia Tech and ECE doesn’t feel like work but rather helping out family, and it is the ECE faculty and staff that make our environment pleasurable,” he said. “I thoroughly enjoy getting in the office (and, when safe, returning to the office) and seeing how IT can better support the School of ECE and our mission.”
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Last revised July 9, 2020