March three, 2021
Cameron Wright, who has served as interim dean of the College of Wyoming’s School of Engineering and Utilized Science since August 2019, has been named performing dean by means of August 2023 by the UW Board of Trustees.
“Dr. Wright is the proper particular person on the proper time to steer the School of Engineering and Utilized Science by means of the pandemic and our present price range headwinds,” Interim Provost Anne Alexander says. “We are going to restart a dean search in the summertime of 2022, however we’re thrilled at his willingness to proceed serving right now.”
Wright, a professor of electrical and pc engineering, says he appreciates the boldness and assist of the provost, President Ed Seidel and the Board of Trustees.
“Regardless of the latest challenges of the price range and a pandemic, I strongly imagine the School of Engineering and Utilized Science is on a constructive trajectory,” he says. “I’ll proceed to search out the most effective ways in which we are able to all work collectively — college, employees, everybody — to supply a superlative schooling for our college students; have interaction in significant analysis; and carry out service to our state, our nation and our professions. With adversity comes alternative, and it’s an thrilling time for all of us to be part of the school and the college.”
Wright’s areas of experience are picture processing, sign processing, biomedical instrumentation, real-time embedded pc methods, and wi-fi and satellite tv for pc communications. He’s director of the Wyoming Data, Sign Processing and Robotics Laboratory.
Along with his distinctive analysis document, Wright has been the recipient of quite a few awards for excellence in instructing. He’s a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and a member of the American Society for Engineering Schooling; Nationwide Society of Skilled Engineers; Worldwide Society for Optical Engineering; Biomedical Engineering Society; and Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Symposium Board of Administrators.
Wright holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the College of Texas-Austin, an M.S. in electrical engineering from Purdue College, and a B.S. in electrical engineering from Louisiana Tech College. He served for 30 years within the U.S. navy, enlisting within the Navy on the age of 17 and retiring as a lieutenant colonel from the Air Pressure in 2003.