Bai Named Electrical and Computer Engineering DEO

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Er-Wei Bai, professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been named departmental executive officer (DEO), effective July 1, 2014.

Bai also serves as a researcher at the UI Center for Computer-Aided Design and the Iowa Institute for Biomedical Imaging.  Bai's current research interests focus on identification, control, and signal processing, and their applications in engineering and life science.

Bai received a BS degree in physics in 1977 from Fudan University, an ME degree in electrical engineering and computer science in 1982 from Shanghai Jiaotong University, and a doctorate in electrical and computer engineering in 1987 from the University of California-Berkeley.

A Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Bai also is associate editor and editorial board member for a number of journals and serves technical committees for IEEE and IFAC.

"Since his arrival at the college in 1987, he has proven time and again his talent, experience, dedication, commitment, and leadership toward the growth and success of the department, and to the critical interdisciplinary ties that make ECE so valuable to the college and to the university," Alec Scranton, College of Engineering dean, said.

"We also want to especially thank Jon Kuhl for stepping in as interim DEO during this transition period.  His leadership experience from having been a DEO previously was invaluable in making the change smoothly and professionally," Scranton added.