Mike Green to Lead Undergraduate Student Affairs

Mike Green to Lead Undergraduate Student AffairsJune 29, 2017 - Mike Green, a professor of electrical engineering and computer science, will serve as the next associate dean for undergraduate student affairs at the Samueli School of Engineering, effective July 1, 2017. Green will replace John LaRue who served in that role for 22 years.

The associate dean is responsible for all aspects of undergraduate education and research at the engineering school, including oversight of the Office of Undergraduate Student Affairs and the Office of Curriculum, Analytical Studies, and Accreditation.

Green says he hopes to find innovative ways to provide services to students and to create efficiencies in administration for faculty. “I’ll be fortunate to be working with very experienced and capable staff members. My impression is that overall the student affairs organization is running smoothly.”

A 20-year UCI veteran, Green previously served as EECS department chair from 2009 to 2014. His priorities include using technology to provide more timely academic advising, scheduling course offerings in a way that allows students – including the growing transfer populations from community colleges – to graduate faster, and making sure all engineering students feel included in the UCI community and are aware of everything the university offers them.

Green also plans to identify ways to make the faculty’s administrative load more efficient so that “we provide the best possible support to our students while at the same time allowing the faculty to focus on their creative endeavors.”

After earning a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from UC Berkeley and a master’s and doctoral degree from UCLA in electrical engineering, Green was an integrated circuits designer with the Optical Transport Group at Broadcom Corp. (formerly Newport Communications) from 1999 to 2001. There, he was part of a design team that produced the world's first 10 gigabit-per-second broadband transmitter chip using standard CMOS. Green’s current research interests include the design of analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits for use in high-speed broadband communication networks.

– Lori Brandt