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Brian King appointed chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at IUPUI

September 2, 2016

Brian King

Brian King

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Dean of the School of Engineering and Technology David J. Russomanno has announced the appointment of Brian King as IUPUI’s next chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering effective immediately. He has served as acting and interim chair of the department twice, most recently in 2015-2016.

As chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, King will play a key leadership role in developing and guiding the implementation of the School’s electrical and computer engineering plans and programs.

"Brian’s leadership experience, collaborative style, and depth of knowledge about the Department as well as the School will be invaluable in his role as chair,” said Russomanno. "We look forward to the positive impact he will make within the Department and the School in the near future."

King joined the School’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2001. He has primarily taught undergraduate and graduate courses in computer engineering, and has served as the Department’s chair of graduate programs since 2009. His research interests include: information security, computer and network security, wireless security, cryptography, algorithms and applied mathematics.

“I look forward to working with our faculty and School with the goal of continuing to improve our academic and research programs within the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,” King said.

King earned a Ph.D.  in mathematics as well as a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He previously worked at Motorola Research Labs where he was responsible for various security-related projects.

About the School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI:
The mission of the School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI is to be one of the best urban university leaders in the disciplines of engineering and technology recognized locally, nationally and internationally. The school's goal is to provide students an education that will give them the leverage to be leaders in their communities, industry and society.