Kurdahi Named Newest Associate Dean

Jan. 4, 2017 - Samueli School Professor Fadi Kurdahi is taking on a new role in the new year, serving as the school’s inaugural associate dean for graduate and professional studies. Kurdahi, electrical engineering and computer science professor, will oversee policies and procedures for graduate and professional student education, including increased faculty engagement to support the school’s strategic goals, recruitment and retention, and the establishment of self-supporting and certificate programs.

Kurdahi, who was instrumental in developing a new interdisciplinary master’s degree program in embedded and cyber-physical systems to begin in the fall, also has directed or co-directed several multiyear programs with Saudi Arabia, France and Korea. He also has collaborated with researchers from around the world and served as a consultant for the United Nations Development Program.

A Fellow of IEEE, AAAS and the recipient of multiple best paper awards, Kurdahi is the director of UC Irvine’s Center for Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems. His primary research interests are in design and automation of system-on-chip reconfigurable computing and the applications of cyber-physical systems to sustainability.

 -- Anna Lynn Spitzer