Dean Thomas Farris announces Chair Appointment of Yingying Chen

Dean Thomas Farris announced early today the appointment of Yingying Chen as the new Chair of the ECE Department.

 Dean Farris wrote in his announcement:  
        "It is my pleasure to appoint Prof. Yingying Chen as Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering for a three-year term beginning July 1, 2022.  As we recruited Yingying back to Rutgers five years ago, there was great enthusiasm for her research and scholarly productivity, commitment to students and leadership potential.  She has exceeded our expectations and I am pleased with your endorsement of her candidacy.  The Department, School, and Rutgers will benefit from her leadership for years to come.
         I thank Narayan Mandayam for his efforts as chair.  The Department excelled by moving into new, exciting research areas, and recruiting as strong cadre of faculty.  The challenges of the global pandemic required a steady hand at the helm and Narayan has been a wonderful partner. I look forward to Narayan's continued leadership as he transitions to faculty.
          Please join me in congratulating Yingying and providing your full support as ECE moves into a new chapter."

Thomas N. Farris
Dean, School of Engineering