Dear Campus Community,
I am very pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Ping Hsu as the interim dean for the Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering, effective July 1, 2016. Dr. Hsu will succeed Dean Andrew Hsu at the end of the spring semester, when Andrew departs for the University of Toledo.
Dr. Hsu has served the College of Engineering in many leadership roles since joining the faculty of the Department of Electrical Engineering in 1990. He was an associate dean of the college from 2001 to 2008 and interim dean from August 2012 to February 2013. He has been the director of the General Engineering Program since August 2015 and has served on the SJSU Research Foundation Board of Directors. His research interests include adaptive control, robotics, and wind power generation.
In 2014, he was awarded a summer visiting faculty position at the National Renewable Energy Lab under a U.S. Department of Energy program. His years of experience in the industry has led him to value the balance between the practical and theoretical aspects of engineering education, and the importance of developing industry and community partnerships.
Dr. Hsu graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1988, with a doctoral degree in electrical engineering. He holds a master’s in electrical engineering from Southern Methodist University in Texas. He graduated from St. John’s and St. Mary’s Institute of Technology (presently St. John’s University) in Taiwan majoring in electronics engineering.
I am confident the students, faculty, staff, alumni, and supporters of the Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering will find Dr. Ping Hsu to be a resourceful and capable leader. Please join me in congratulating him on his interim appointment.