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Martin D.F. Wong has been named the Acting Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Engineering, subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees.
“I got to know Martin as we worked together on promotion and tenure issues over these last two years,” explained Michael Bragg, interim dean for the College of Engineering. “I was impressed with his practical approach and skill in handling issues that can, at times, be challenging and not always straightforward. He always handled these with grace and I came to rely on his wisdom and guidance.“
A veteran of the College Executive Committee, Wong chaired the College Promotion and Tenure Committee during the last academic year. He also served on the Dean’s 5-Year Review Committee. In his new role, he will have responsibility for all phases of faculty affairs including promotion and tenure, sabbaticals, leaves of absence, named appointments, hiring and retention, and special projects in support of the college.
Wong joined the faculty in August 2002, and was recently named the Edward C. Jordan Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. In addition to his ECE faculty appointment, he is also a research professor at the Coordinated Science Laboratory and an affiliate of the Department of Computer Science. An Illinois alumnus, Wong (PhD, Computer Science, 1987), is an expert in the field of VLSI CAD (in particular the area of physical design), with an impressive record as a researcher and scholar. He has had 385 papers presented in prominent journals and at conferences, earning numerous best paper awards and nominations along the way. Wong has graduated 42 PhD students, many of whom now hold leadership positions in industry or academic positions. He is an IEEE Fellow, and has provided leadership to IEEE, ACM, and many other organizations.