Tilman Wolf is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. As Associate Dean of Engineering, he led major initiatives in the College of Engineering, including the establishment of a new Department of Biomedical Engineering and its degree programs, implementation of a new cohort-based distance education M.S. program, and development of a training program for graduate students who teach the college-wide freshman seminar. He is engaged in research and teaching in the areas of computer networks, cybersecurity, and embedded systems.
C.V. Hollot received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rochester in 1984 after which he
joined the ECE Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst where he is presently Department Head. His research interests are in the theory and application of feedback control.
Russell Tessier received the B.S. degree in computer and systems engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY in 1989, and the S.M. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, in 1992 and 1999, respectively. He is currently Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His current research interests include computer architecture and field-programmable devices.
Bryan Polivka is currently the Senior Director for Shorelight Education, focused on instructional design and learning architecture. He has helped schools, universities, corporations, and nonprofits with strategy and strategically positioned product. He and his teams have built online, hybrid, and live distance programs for and with a long list of universities including UMass Amherst, Harvard, Wharton, Johns Hopkins, Stanford, Berkeley, Carnegie-Mellon, the University of Liverpool, and Universidad del Valle de Mexico. Awards include Most Significant Achievement from the US Distance Learning Association, and a national Emmy for a documentary he wrote and produced.
Dr. Yadi Eslami is a senior lecturer at the ECE department of UMASS Amherst. He is the coordinator and an instructor of the Field Degree program. Before joining UMASS Amherst he has been an assistant professor at West Virginia University Institute of Technology. His industrial experience includes working as a design engineer at DRAM R&D, Micron Technologies Inc., Boise, Idaho, and as a system design engineer at SciTech AAG, Inc., in Toronto, Ontario. He has several articles and presentations in refereed journals and conferences and holds four patents on DRAM and FeRAM circuits. His research interests are reconfigurable processor architectures, special-purpose processors, embedded systems, and VLSI memories.
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