Jennifer Michaels Named Interim Associate Chair for ECE Undergraduate Affairs
Jennifer E. Michaels has been named interim associate chair for undergraduate affairs in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the Georgia Institute of Technology, effective July 1.
Dr. Michaels joined Georgia Tech in 2002 as an associate professor in the School of ECE. Prior to that, she worked in industry, first at a government laboratory, then co-founding a startup company, and finally serving as manager of Systems Development at Panametrics, Inc. in Waltham, Mass. For the past four years, Dr. Michaels has served as the chair of the ECE Undergraduate Committee, which is in the process of implementing curriculum revisions approved by the ECE faculty last year. She was a member of the Institute Student Honor Committee from 2002-2009 and served as alternate chair from 2004-2009.
As co-director of the Quantitative Ultrasonic Evaluation, Sensing, and Testing Laboratory within ECE, Dr. Michaels is active in the international nondestructive evaluation and structural health monitoring communities. She is affiliated with the systems and controls and digital signal processing technical interest groups within the School. She is a senior member of IEEE, and is an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement. Her current research interests include signal processing, wave propagation, pattern recognition, detection and estimation, data fusion, and automated measurement systems, primarily related to non-medical ultrasonic applications.
Dr. Michaels is replacing Douglas B. Williams, who is now the interim chair for the School and who held the ECE undergraduate affairs associate chair position for eight years. "I’d personally like to thank Jenny for agreeing to take on this important responsibility. She has been a tremendous asset to the School and the Institute in her leadership and teamwork in academic matters, most especially with the ECE Undergraduate Committee and the ECE undergraduate curriculum review process. Please join me in lending your support to her as she begins her new role and throughout her tenure in this position."
Last revised August 1, 2017