October 1, 2003

SMU School Of Engineering Appoints New Associate Dean For Academic Affairs

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DALLAS (SMU) -- Jim Dunham, associate professor of electrical engineering, has been appointed to associate dean for academic affairs for the SMU School of Engineering. He will be responsible for all the undergraduate and graduate academic programs offered by the school.

Dunham has taught at SMU since 1984 and holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University. During his tenure at SMU, Dunham has also held the positions of assistant dean of computer operations, assistant dean of undergraduate and graduate studies and acting chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering.

He is a member of the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) and was the treasurer of the 1993 IEEE International Symposium of Information Theory. Dunham’s research interests include the theory and practice of data compression, cryptography and data security, information theory, and communications and wireless telecommunications theory. He is teaching digital computer logic and lab and cryptography and data security this fall.

The SMU School of Engineering, which was founded in 1925, offers a value-added engineering education designed to prepare students to be the technology leaders of the future. For more information on the school, visit its Web site at www.engr.smu.edu.