Professor Jerzy Rozenblit has been appointed department head in electrical and computer engineering (ECE) at the University of Arizona.
Rozenblit, who has been on the UA ECE faculty since 1986, has served as interim head of the department since August 2003. He took over the post from Professor John Reagan, who was department head from 1997 to 2003.
"I consider myself very fortunate to have faculty colleagues like Jerzy who are not only willing to serve in important academic administrative capacities, but who also bring new and creative ideas for improving both their own department and the college," said UA Engineering Dean Tom Peterson, who appointed Rozenblit to the department head's chair.
Rozenblit is an internationally recognized expert in model-based system design and large-scale simulations and visualization. His research in design has been supported by NSF, Siemens, the U.S. Army, Raytheon and several other sponsors.
He holds a master's degree in computer science and engineering from the Technical University of Wroclaw, Poland and both master's and doctorate degrees in computer science from Wayne State University, in Detroit.
Rozenblit has edited five monographs. One of them, "Codesign: Computer Aided Software/Hardware Engineering," was on the IEEE Press bestseller list. He has written 16 book chapters and more than 110 journal and conference proceedings articles.
He is associate editor of the "IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics;" and associate editor of the "Association for Computer Machinery Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation."
He also is an executive committee member of the IEEE Engineering of Computer Based Systems (ECBS) Task Forces and general chair, USA Chair and program chair for the ECBS Conferences.
Rozenblit has been a visiting scientist at Infineon Technologies AG and Siemens AG in Germany. He has served as a visiting professor at the Technical University in Munich, Germany and at the Johannes Kepler University in Austria. He also was a Fulbright Senior Scholar at Johannes Kepler University.
In addition, he has worked as a research fellow for the U.S. Army Research Laboratories at Ft. Huachuca, Ariz.
Rozenblit has directed and successfully graduated eight doctoral and 30 master's-level researchers. They are employed by companies such as Nokia, IBM, Raytheon and Microsoft.
For more information on Rozenblit's research, visit his Web page.