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Can Isik named associate dean in SU’s L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science
Can Isik named associate dean in SU’s L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer ScienceFebruary 03, 2004Kelly Homan Rodoskikahoman@syr.edu
Eric Spina, the Douglas D. Danforth Dean of Syracuse University’s L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS), has appointed Can Isik of Syracuse, the college’s new associate dean.
As an associate professor and director of electrical engineering programs in ECS, Isik has worked diligently to help students succeed. He has served as an advisor to many students and led teams of students in working with engineers from Welch Allyn to develop new medical technology within the CASE Center’s Sense, Analyze, Interpret and Decide (SAID) project.
In his new role, Isik will work closely with faculty, staff and students to ensure the quality of the student experience.
“Can Isik is the ideal associate dean for ECS: he is highly respected, highly accomplished and highly motivated,” Spina says. “Can is a person of great character and integrity, and I will rely on him for a wide variety of leadership responsibilities.” Isik will have primary leadership and oversight of ECS activities in curriculum development, support and assessment of student learning outcomes, external review and accreditation, student advising and recruiting, and support of teaching and learning.
“I am passionate about all aspects of educating engineers and computer scientists,” Isik says. “I am excited about my new responsibilities and look forward to working more closely with the entire community of students, faculty and staff.”
“Most importantly, Can will be a close personal advisor to me as we work to advance the standing of the college nationally,” Spina says. “I am very grateful for his willingness to assume these important responsibilities at this critical juncture for ECS.”
A native of Turkey, Isik received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Middle East Technical University in Ankara and a Ph.D. from the University of Florida. He joined SU in 1985 as an assistant professor and became an associate professor in 1991. He has been the director of electrical engineering programs since 1998 and associate chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science since 2001. He has served on numerous department, college and University-wide committees.
Isik’s academic specializations include intelligence systems, neural networks, fuzzy logic, robotics, control theory and digital and analog circuits. He is a senior member of the Institute of Electric and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), and has been widely published.
Among Isik’s research activities, he is currently involved in a Department of Energy-funded study of optimal control of indoor environments, in blood pressure measurement using neural networks funded by Welch Allyn, and in high-accuracy temperature control funded by Air Innovations.
The L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University is nationally recognized for excellence in education and research. Diverse programs and learning opportunities prepare students for professional careers in aerospace, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, and mechanical engineering, bioengineering, engineering physics, computer science, and systems and information science.