Published: Aug 28, 2006 4:38:21 PM
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Kai Chang has been named chair of the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, according to Larry Benefield, dean of the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering.
Chang joined Auburn in 1986, after receiving his doctorate in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Cincinnati. Since then, he has compiled a strong publication record and has received numerous awards, including an alumni professorship at Auburn, three outstanding faculty awards from the college and a summer faculty fellowship with NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville.
Chang succeeds James Cross, who will remain in the department.
"Dr. Cross has done an outstanding job as chair, particularly as it relates to the implementation of our new wireless engineering program," Benefield noted. "He has given Dr. Chang a firm foundation on which to build."