Dr. Phil Smith named chair of the Department of Integrated Systems Engineering

Posted: March 01, 2013


I am pleased to announce that Phil Smith has been named chair of our Department of Integrated Systems Engineering.  He has been serving as interim chair of that Department since December 1, 2011, and will continue to do so until his permanent appointment takes effect on September 1, 2013.

Phil is a Professor in Integrated Systems Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and the Advanced Center for Computing in the Arts and Design.  He is co-Executive Director of our Institute for Ergonomics.  He is recognized as a leader in air traffic flow management, airline operations control, collaborative decision making (CDM) and the design of distributed work systems in the National Airspace System, as well as in the design of systems for the integrated management of airport surface and airspace constraints.  He has extensive expertise in cognitive systems engineering, human factors engineering and human-computer interaction, applied to both the design and evaluation of distributed work systems. 

Please join me in congratulating Phil on his appointment.

David B. Williams PhD., ScD.
Monte Ahuja Endowed Deans Chair
Executive Dean, Professional Colleges
Dean, College of Engineering