Devetsikiotis Is New ECE Chair

September 15, 2016

DevetsikiotisDr. Michael Devetsikiotis is the new Chair of ECE. He comes to ECE from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University where he served as ECE Director of Graduate Programs.

"With his past academic leadership background and innovative ideas on taking ECE forward, Michael is very well-positioned to lead the department, as well as to join the leadership of the School," said UNM School of Engineering Dean Joseph Cecchi, who made the announcement on March 30.

"[Michael] brings to UNM a strong record in computer engineering research, teaching, and service at both the university and professional society levels," said Dean Cecchi.

Michael Devetsikiotis' Biography:

Michael Devetsikiotis was born in Thessaloniki, Greece. He received the Dipl. Ing. degree in electrical engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1988, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, in 1990 and 1993, respectively. He is a member of the honor societies of Eta Kappa Nu, Sigma Xi, and Phi Kappa Phi. As a student, he received scholarships from the National Scholarship Foundation of Greece, the National Technical Chamber of Greece, and the Phi Kappa Phi Academic Achievement Award for a Doctoral Candidate at NC State University.

In 1993, he joined the Broadband Networks Laboratory at Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada, as a Post-Doctoral Fellow. He later became an Adjunct Research Professor in the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering at Carleton University in 1995, an Assistant Professor in 1996 and an Associate Professor in 1999.

Michael joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State as an Associate Professor, in 2000, and became a Professor in 2006. He served as the coordinator of the Masters of Science in Computer Networking until 2011 when he became the ECE Director of Graduate Programs. His research work has resulted in 37 published refereed journal articles, 119 refereed conference papers, and 58 invited presentations, in the area of design and performance evaluation of communication networks, telecommunications, and complex socio-technical systems.

Devetsikiotis has a special interest in efficient simulation and rare event modeling techniques, and in analyzing complex systems, ranging from high-speed networks to wireless resource allocation, to collaboration technologies, to smart grid infrastructure, and to intelligent buildings and electric vehicles.

Devetsikiotis has served as Chairman of the IEEE Communications Society Technical Committee Communication Systems Integration and Modeling, and as a member of the ComSoc Education Board. Between 2008 and 2011 he was a Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer. He has also served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Communications Letters, an Area Editor of the ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation, and on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Simulation and Process Modeling, the IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, and the Journal of Internet Engineering. He co-chaired the Next Generation Internet symposium under IEEE ICC 2002, the High-Speed Networks symposium under IEEE ICC 2004, the Quality, Reliability and Performance Modeling (QRPM) symposium under IEEE ICC 2006, and the Quality, Reliability, and Performance for Emerging Network Services Symposium under IEEE Globecom 2006.

He served as Workshops Chair for IEEE Globecom 2008, and co-chair of the workshops on Enabling the Future Service-Oriented Internet (2007, 2008, and 2009). He co-chaired the QRPM Symposium under IEEE Globecom 2010, IEEE CAMAD 2011, in Kyoto, the QRPM symposium at ICC 2012 in Ottawa, Canada, and co-chairs tutorials for IEEE ICC 2016. He served as the Chair of the GITC, the technical steering committee for ICC and Globecom from 2014 to 2015

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