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Chair of electrical and computer engineering dies

Sumit Ghosh, 53, named the new chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering as of July 1, died on July 25.

Ghosh earned his bachelor of technology degree from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur, India, in 1980 and his master's and doctoral degrees from Stanford University, Calif., in 1981 and 1985, respectively.

Before joining NDSU, Ghosh worked at the University of Texas, Tyler; Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J.; Arizona State University, Tempe; and Brown University, Providence, R.I. His industrial experience includes work at VLSI Systems Research Department at Bell Laboratories Research in Holmdel, N.J.; Silvar-Lisco in Menlo Park, Calif.; Fairchild Advanced Research and Development, Palo Alto, Calif.; and Schlumberger Palo Alto Research Center.

Ghosh wrote five reference books, five invited book chapters and more than 95 transactions/journal papers. He also was invited as a distinguished or keynote speaker to numerous national and international conferences. His recent accomplishments included serving as president for the Society for Design and Process Development from June 2008-10, receiving a Technical Achievement Award from IEEE Computer Society, being invited as guest editor for the International Journal of Sematic Computing 2009 and being selected for the Outstanding Professor of the Year for Exceptional Teaching and Contributions to the Department at the University of Texas in 2009.

His numerous research interests ranged from next generation Internet protocol router architecture, principles of network security and mobile computing to qualitative metrics for evaluating advanced graduate courses, physics of computer engineering problems and creative design in undergraduate engineering education.

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