Joseph JaJa Named Interim Chair of ECE Department
Professor Joseph JaJa has been named interim chair of the Electrical and Computer (ECE) Engineering Department, effective July 1, 2018. Prof. JaJa, who holds a permanent affiliate appointment in the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS), will be replacing Rama Chellappa, Distinguished University Professor and Minta Martin Professor of Engineering, who has served as chair of ECE since 2011.
The ECE department is one of the largest in the A. James Clark School of Engineering, with almost 90 full-time faculty and affiliate faculty and about 50 research faculty and postdocs.
"Dr. Joseph JaJa is a highly respected leader in the Clark School and University,” said Darryll J. Pines, Farvardin Professor and dean of the A. James Clark School of Engineering. “He brings great knowledge, and skill in his new role to serve the department following the inspiring leadership of Dr. Chellappa."
Prof. JaJa’s current research interests involve big data, computational neuroscience high-performance computing, and statistical machine learning.
“Dr. Joseph JaJa brings several decades of research and administrative experience to serve as the ECE department chair,” said Prof. Chellappa. “Under his leadership and support from outstanding faculty and staff, I am confident that the department will move forward and upwards.”
June 19, 2018