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Website: http://www.insttech.washington.edu/ Marital Status: Married, four children. Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish, French, and Italian.
Citizenship status: US citizen since 1996.
Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering, University College London, UK. Dissertation: "Anisotropic Diffraction Phenomena in Space and in Time".
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Dissertation: "Interaction of Electromagnetic Fields with Two-level Atom Media" (In Portuguese).
B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (Power Systems) and in Civil Engineering (Structures), Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
3. Professional experience:
Director (2005-2011) and Professor, Institute of Technology, University of Washington, Tacoma (UWT), July 2005 to present.
Special Assistant to the UWT Chancellor (in lieu of a Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs) from November 2005 to February 2006.
Dean and Professor, School of Information Systems and Engineering Technology, SUNYIT, August 2000 to September 2003.
Tenured Professor of Electrical Engineering at SUNYIT, 2003-2005.
Member of the SUNYIT Academic Leadership, represented Engineering, Engineering Technology and Telecommunications, reported to the VPAA, January to August 2004.
Chair and Tenured Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, North Dakota State University, Fargo ND, 1997-2000.
Tenured Professor and Chair (for three years), Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, California State University, Chico, CA, 1986-1997.
Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla, Rolla, MO, 1984-1986.
Visiting Senior Scientist, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, 1991.
Visiting Senior Scientist, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas, Austin, TX, 1990.
Associate Professor, Electronics Division, Brazilian Air Force Engineering School (ITA), Sao Jose dos Campos, SP, Brazil.
Visiting Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Brasilia, Brasilia, DF, Brazil.
Visiting Associate Professor, Departments of Physics and Electrical Engineering, Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, PE, Brazil.
Research Fellow, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University College London, UK.
Assistant Professor, Graduate Programs in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil.
Visiting Professor, Departments of Mathematics and Electrical Engineering, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil.
Assistant Professor, Physics and Electrical Engineering, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
Research Fellow, Division of Theoretical Physics, Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Fisicas, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Other academic related functions:
Member of the University of Washington Tacoma (UWT) Leadership Council
Member of the UWT Academic Leadership Committee
Member of the UWT Budget Committee
Member of the PARC (New Programs Committee) at UWT
Chair of the Applied Mathematics Search Committee at UWT
Member of the Board of Directors Pierce County Careers Connection
Member of the Board, UW Center for Cybersecurity and Information Assurance
Member of the SUNYIT President’s Cabinet
Member of the SUNYIT Academic Council.
Chair of the SUNYIT Academic Computing Committee
Member of the SUNY System Graduate Deans Group
Represented the President of SUNYIT in several events and committees
Member of the SUNY Center for Brownfields
Member of the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Faculty Senate
Member of NDSU International Advisory Council
Member of the NDSU ABET Committee (College of Engineering)
Director, Center for Telecommunications, College of Engineering, California State University, Chico (CSUC)
Member, CSUC Research/Development Council and Graduate Studies Board
Coordinator for the implementation of the M.S. Program in Electrical Engineering, CSU Chico.
Member of several academic, search and other committees at SUNYIT, NDSU and CSU, Chico.
Coordinator, Research Program on Electromagnetic Compatibility, Brazilian Air-Force Engineering School, S. J. dos Campos, Brazil.
Principal Investigator in several projects of international cooperation, Brazilian National Research Council, British Council and French National Research Council, Brazil.
Coordinator for the implementation of the M.S. Program in Electrical Engineering University of Brasilia, Brazil.
Coordinator for the implementation of the M.S. Program in Electrical Engineering and the Microwave Research Program, University of Pernambuco, Brazil.
Other professional activities:
Member of US Rep. Adam Smith Technical Advisory Board (current)
Reviewer for the Department of Energy, Smart-Grid Initiative (current)
Program Evaluator for ABET-EAC, representing the IEEE (current)
Panelist for the IGERT Program - National Science Foundation
Reviewer for the IEEE Transactions on Education.
Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation.
Reviewer for the National Science Foundation, Division of Electrical and Communications Systems.
Reviewer for IEEE-MTT Microwave and Guided Wave Letters.
Referee of the Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, Brazil.
Consultant for Marshall Associates and EDTECH Incorporated of San Carlos, CA, on design of laboratory equipment and course material for use in developing countries, areas of Microwaves and Communication Systems.
Consultant for the California National University (a distance-learning institution), as Associate Professor and developer of new course materials in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering.
Faculty member in the Korean Information Technology Program at UC Berkeley, summer 1996. Presented an eight-hour module titled "Update in Latest Advances in Semiconductor Research and New Applications". Korean academics, government officials, and corporate managers attended the program.
Co-chair (with M.R. Syed) of the International Symposium on Intelligent Multimedia and Distance Education (ICIMADE), Baden-Baden, Germany, August 1999.
Co-chair (with M.R. Syed and V. Tareski) of the International Symposium on Intelligent Multimedia and Distance Education (ICIMADE), Fargo, ND, June 2001.
Co-chair (with M.R. Syed and R. Sarner) of the International Symposium on Intelligent Multimedia and Distance Education (ICIMADE), Utica, NY, scheduled for June 2005.
Member, Board of Directors, Society for Computer Simulation International.
Vice President, Brazilian Society of Applied and Computational Mathematics.
Member of the Committee on Radio-Interference, Brazilian Association of Technical Norms and Committee of Electricity.
Consultant for the Electrical Engineering Committee of the Brazilian National Research Council.
Senior Member of the IEEE.
Member of Sigma Xi, ASEE, Brazilian Society for Applied and Computational Mathematics, Brazilian Society for Microwaves, and Society for Computer Simulation International.
Member and Student Advisor, SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science).
4. Teaching experience:
Circuit Analysis and Synthesis, Linear Systems, Introduction to Power Systems, Introduction to Communications
Meritorious Performance Award, CSU, Chico, 1988 and 1990.
Top 10% in the Student Evaluation of Faculty, University of Missouri-Rolla, AY 1985-1986.
6. Innovative activities and proposals:
At California State University, Chico:
Proposals with University Estacio de Sa, Rio de Janeiro, and Lutheran University of Brazil, to offer CSUC short-courses, certificate courses, M. Sc. and MBA programs, at their international sites. In addition, to bring their students for short-courses and certificate courses in the US and to establish agreements for cooperation in several areas.
Proposal to TERN (Telecommunication Research and Education Network) consortium in Pittsburgh, PA to obtain laboratory equipment and to include CSUC in a wide-area network for exclusive use in teaching and research, 1995.
Preparation for a novel program of certificate courses for international students and USA professionals, with Prof. Robert Jackson, Center for International Studies. A certificate program that included the areas of Telecommunications, Computer Technology, Computer Graphics, Environmental Engineering, Information Technology, and Construction Management was proposed in 1996.
Proposal with the University of Paraiba, Campina Grande and the University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil, to promote scientific interchange in the Microwave and Telecommunications areas, including the submittal of a US$ 19,500 research proposal to the NSF in November 1995 (title: Wireless Spread-Spectrum Communications), partially approved.
Proposal for the establishment of a multi-disciplinary M. Sc. program in Telecommunications at CSUC (with Prof. Terry Curtis, Department of Communication Design), 1995 - 1997.
Coordination and implementation of the new laboratory facilities in the Department of Electrical Engineering, including the acquisition of about $1.2 M in new equipment.
Implementation of the first Industrial Advisory Board in the Department of Electrical Engineering.
Coordination of the ABET self-study for the re-accreditation of the EE program in two cycles, both successful.
Proposal for the merger of the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering, successfully implemented in 1994.
Joint venture with Marshall Associates in San Carlos, CA, Ekland Enterprises of Chico, CA, and the College of Agriculture at CSUC to develop a RF system for disinfecting strawberry soils as an alternative to the use of methyl bromide.
Interaction with researchers at the Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor related to RF heating and electromagnetic properties of soils (part of sabbatical leave).
At North Dakota State University:
Recruiting of new faculty and staff: work with selection committees and faculty at large to accomplish the department objectives regarding new personnel. As a result, seven new or returning faculty and two staff members were recruited, hired, and advised during tenure as chair.
Cooperation with the University of Zacatecas, Mexico including student exchange, faculty exchange, joint senior design, co-op opportunities with the industry in both countries, and submittal of joint proposals.
Preliminary discussion with The University of Manitoba, Canada regarding student exchange, research cooperation, co-op opportunities, and proposal submission.
Cooperation with the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of North Dakota for exchange of courses via IVN, with several courses implemented.
Introduction of web-based courses in the ECE department, working in cooperation with the offices of Continuing Education, Independent Studies, and ecollege.com.
Implementation of the Computer Engineering degree, and change of department name from Electrical to Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Organization and active participation in the Industrial Advisory Board of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Planning and implementation of new Calendar and Scheduler system at NDSU (chair of the campus-wide committee).
Joint effort with the Physics Department to create an undergraduate option and a graduate/research program in Electro-Optics, successfully implemented.
Joint effort with the Chemistry and Physics Departments, and local industry to create an inter-disciplinary laboratory in Optics (subsequently funded by the National Science Foundation).
Coordination of the ABET Self-Study for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, using EC2000, successfully submitted to ABET in 2000.
At SUNY Institute of Technology:
Hiring of nine new full-time faculty members for the School of ISET. That corresponded to the renewal of almost one third of the faculty.
SUNYIT representative in the Renewable Energy Center Consortium, an effort to create a research center for energy studies in the Mohawk Valley.
SUNYIT representative in the SUNY Center for Brownfields. This joint venture between the private sector and the SUNY system seeks to implement teaching and research programs on contaminated sites that have economical potential. The main contribution of SUNYIT has been in promoting awareness of environmental concerns among junior-high and high school students and sponsoring cooperation with HTWK-Leipzig.
SUNYIT representative in the Mohawk Valley Engineers Executive Council, a group dedicated to promote engineering and science in the local area, particularly among junior-high and high school students.
Coordination of contacts with the Air Force Rome Laboratory to expand the cooperation with SUNYIT on research and graduate programs.
Collaboration with SUNY Stony Brook for the establishment of a Wireless Center of Excellence at Stony Brook.
Preliminary discussion with SUNY Albany for the development of teaching and research activities on Nanotechnology and Super-Computing.
Preliminary discussion with University at Buffalo for participation of SUNYIT in a national center for research in Biometrics.
Negotiation with Advanced Laser Systems Inc. (Dave Brown, PhD) for implementation of a Center for Laser Sciences and Technology at SUNYIT.
Coordination of discussions between researchers at SUNYIT, Clarkson University, and Rome Laboratories to establish cooperation in the area of Quantum Computing.
Cooperation with SUNY Binghamton for the establishment of joint registration programs in Electrical Engineering, to include upper division, freshmen and M.S. students. First stage completed with the approval of the upper-division program by the New York State Education Department and the graduation of the first cohort in 2005.
Supervision of the ABET-TAC self study for all engineering technology programs at SUNYIT, under the EC 2000 criteria, submitted July 2002, reviewed June 2004.
Seminars and discussions on the new ABET accreditation criteria, as well as delivery of assessment materials to other engineering and engineering technology schools in NY State, including RIT and Clarkson University.
Coordinating the efforts within the School of ISET to start freshmen programs in six different areas in the fall of 2003. Approximately 85% of the accepted students last fall - SAT average around 1200 - were in the School of ISET.
Renewal of articulation agreements with several community colleges and other feeder institutions to enhance enrollment in the undergraduate programs.
Active participation in the recruiting of students, with particular interest in increasing the number of women and minorities in computer science, engineering and engineering technology.
New initiative with Carrier Corporation to integrate their advanced engineering courses with our Master of Science program in Advanced Technology. A new track on HVAC was proposed in the MSAT program, and a significant number of students enrolled initially in the SUNYIT/Carrier courses (program was discontinued later).
Reformulation of the Master of Science in Advanced Technology (MSAT) program, to incorporate area concentrations and joint BS/MS programs.
Interaction with the Department of Mathematics and Sciences to establish joint undergraduate and graduate programs.
Discussion between SUNYIT and SUNY- Oswego for the implementation of a joint program to prepare teachers for technical and vocational schools in NY State.
Establishment of contacts and discussion of preliminary agreements with organizations in China, India, Bangladesh, Hungary, Turkey, Germany and Brazil for interchange of students and faculty and development of joint research programs. Visits to Hungary, Germany, Brazil and China took place during my tenure and a formal agreement with Germany was signed.
Initial discussion with SUNY Stony Brook and SUNY Binghamton for a joint PhD program in Computer Science.
Participation in the initial discussions to create a research and development center in Information Assurance, involving educational, government and industrial partners. It eventually resulted in the establishment of the Griffiss Institute.