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List of Georgia Institute of Technology faculty

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Georgia Tech faculty in 1899
Georgia Tech faculty in 1899

This list of Georgia Institute of Technology faculty current and former faculty, staff and presidents of the Georgia Institute of Technology.


Institute presidents

Name Department Notability References
Ángel Cabrera  President: 2019 - present
George P. "Bud" Peterson President: 2009 - 2019
G. Wayne Clough President: 1994 - 2008 the first alumnus to become President of Georgia Tech; separated the Ivan Allen College of Management, Policy, and International Affairs into the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts; returned the College of Management to "College" status [1][2][3]
John Patrick Crecine President: 1987 - 1994 initiated the establishment of the College of Computing (the first computing college in the US), the Ivan Allen College of Management, Policy, and International Affairs, and the College of Sciences; served as Chairman of the Georgia Tech Athletic Association and as President of the Georgia Tech Research Corporation; active member of the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games before and after Atlanta was chosen as host for the Centennial Games
Joseph M. Pettit President: 1972 - 1986
Arthur G. Hansen President: 1969 - 1971
Edwin D. Harrison President: 1957 - 1969
Blake R. Van Leer President: 1944 - 1956 instrumental in making the school and Atlanta the first major research center in the American South
Marion L. Brittain President: 1922 - 1944 establish the David Guggenheim School of Aeronautics; established the first ROTC unit in the Southern United States; got accreditation for the Institute by SACS; attributed with providing the vision and securing the finances to move Georgia Tech away from its roots as a teaching-oriented trade school and towards a new focus on science and technology
Kenneth G. Matheson President: 1906 - 1922 oversaw the school's transition from a trade school to a technological university; pioneered the bill that would eventually result in the establishment of the GTRI [4][5]
Lyman Hall President: 1896 - 1905 noted for his aggressive fundraising and improvements to the school; opened the first textile engineering school in the Southern United States; established new degrees: electrical engineering, civil engineering, textile engineering, engineering chemistry; was an infamous disciplinarian, punishing the entire senior class because they came home a day late from Christmas vacation [6][7][8]
Isaac S. Hopkins President: 1888 - 1896 [9]

Other administration

Name Department Notability References
Jean-Lou Chameau Civil engineering Georgia Tech's Provost (2001-2006); President of California Institute of Technology (2006-present) [10]
Richard DeMillo Computer Science Dean of the College of Computing (2003-2008); former director of the Georgia Tech Information Security Center [11]
Don Giddens Aerospace engineering Dean of the College of Engineering (2007-2011) [12][13]
George C. Griffin Civil engineering Dean of Men (1946-1964); known as "Mr. Georgia Tech" [14]
Gary S. May Electrical and Computer Engineering Dean of the College of Engineering (2011-present)[15]

Natural sciences

Name Department Notability References
Jean-Luc Brédas Chemistry One of the top 100 most cited chemists in the world; awarded 1997 Francqui Prize on Exact Sciences; 2000 Quinquennial Prize of the Belgian National Science Foundation [16]


Edward M. Burgess Chemistry inventor of the Burgess reagent, Secretary/Treasurer of the Organic Division of the American Chemical Society [18][19]
Paul J. Crutzen Chemistry Nobel prize-winning atmospheric chemist
Predrag Cvitanović Physics researcher in nonlinear dynamics, especially periodic orbit theory
Ronald F. Fox Physics researcher in stochastic dynamics, quantum chaos, and biophysics
Turgay Uzer Physics Researcher in nonlinear dynamics, especially applied to atomic and molecular systems
Mostafa El-Sayed Chemistry Director of Georgia Tech's Laser Dynamics Laboratory [20]
David Finkelstein Physics (emeritus)
Henry S Valk Physics (emeritus)
Helen E. Grenga Chemistry Georgia Tech's first female professor [21][22]


Name Department Notability References
James D. Meindl Electrical and Computer Engineering
Nico F. Declercq Mechanical Engineering nondestructive testing, especially in acoustics, ultrasonics, and acousto-optics [23][24][25]
Russell Dupuis Electrical and Computer Engineering made pioneering contributions to metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) and continuous-wave room-temperature quantum-well lasers [26]
Bruce R. Ellingwood Civil and Environmental Engineering member of the National Academy of Engineering
Magnus B. Egerstedt Electrical and Computer Engineering roboticist; major contributor to the theory of hybrid and discrete event systems, and in particular, the control of multi-agent systems; 2003 NSF CAREER Award recipient [27][28]
Wassim M. Haddad Aerospace Engineering IEEE Fellow; member of the Academy of Nonlinear Sciences; Presidential Faculty Fellow
Ayanna M. Howard Electrical and Computer Engineering named one of the world's top young innovators of 2003 by the Technology Review journal
Michael Massimino Industrial and Systems Engineering NASA astronaut; adjunct professor
Gary S. May Electrical and Computer Engineering Dean of College of Engineering [15]
Robert C. Michelson Georgia Tech Research Institute & Aerospace Engineering Principal Research Engineer Emeritus (GTRI) and Adj. Assoc. Professor (AE); progenitor of the field of aerial robotics [29][30][31][32]
Panagiotis Tsiotras Aerospace Engineering
Ben Wang Industrial Systems and Engineering holds the Gwaltney Chair in Manufacturing, and is the Executive Director of the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute [33]
Ben Zinn Aerospace Engineering former international soccer player for both Israel and the United States; member of the National Academy of Engineering

Computer science

Name Department Notability References
Ronald C. Arkin Computer Science known for the motor schema technique in robot navigation; author of Behavior-Based Robotics
David A. Bader Computer Science director of the first Sony Toshiba IBM Center of Competence for the Cell Processor at Georgia Tech; NSF CAREER Award recipient; IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Speaker; high-performance computing; expert in the design and analysis of parallel and multicore algorithms for real-world applications
Jay David Bolter School of Literature, Communication, and Culture the evolution of media and the usage of technology in education
Amy S. Bruckman School of Interactive Computing designed several influential online communities and constructionist learning environments [34]
Aaron Bobick Computer Science known for contributions to robotics and computer vision; director of the GVU Center; in 2007 became the first chair of the new School of Interactive Computing
Tom Conte Computer Science (joint with Electrical and Computer Engineering) computer architect known for work in compiler code generation, fast computer architecture simulation and multicore architecture
Frank Dellaert Computer Science affiliated with the RIM@GT center; known for contributions to robotics and computer vision
James D. Foley Computer Science one of the fathers of modern computer graphics
Nancy D. Griffeth Computer Science
Rebecca Grinter School of Interactive Computing
Mark J. Guzdial Computer Science original developer of the CoWeb (Swiki), one of the earliest wiki engines [35]
Janet L. Kolodner Computer Science case-based reasoning
Richard J. Lipton Computer Science computer science theorist
Nancy Lynch Computer Science
James H. McClellan Computer Science
Ralph Merkle Computer Science
Ashwin Ram Computer Science
Dana Randall Computer Science
Karsten Schwan Computer Science director of the Center for Experimental Research in Computer Systems at Georgia Tech
Thad Starner Computer Science helped to design Google Glasses based on his research
Greg Turk Computer Science
Vijay Vazirani Computer Science
Constantine Dovrolis Computer Science Internet measurements and tools
Ellen W. Zegura Computer Science founding chair of the School of Computer Science at the Georgia Institute of Technology College of Computing from 2007 to 2012 [36]


Name Department Notability References
Silas D. Alben Mathematics 2005 Andreas Acrivos Dissertation Award (Fluid Dynamics) recipient; known for work in biomechanics and biologically inspired systems; member of the Center for Biologically Inspired Design [37]
Michael Barnsley Mathematics fractal compression
Leonid Bunimovich Mathematics dynamical systems; discovered focusing chaotic billiards (the "Bunimovich stadium") and the Bunimovich mushroom
Ernie Croot Mathematics proved the Erdős–Graham conjecture
D. M. Smith Mathematics
Robin Thomas Mathematics graph theory; proved the strong perfect graph and other conjectures

Social Sciences


Name Department Notability References
Jack M. Feldman Psychology (COS) industrial and organizational psychology
Stanley A. Mulaik

Public policy

Name Department Notability References
Marilyn A. Brown Public Policy Co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize
Mary Frank Fox Public Policy Sociology
Susan Herbst Public Policy Communication Theory and Research
Diana Hicks Public Policy Science Policy
Nancy J. Nersessian Public Policy Philosophy
Bryan Norton Public Policy Philosophy
Georgia Persons Public Policy Political Science
Alan Porter Public Policy Industrial and Systems Engineering and Psychology
David Sawicki Public Policy Urban and Regional Planning
Philip Shapira Public Policy City and Regional Planning
John (J.P.) Walsh Public Policy Sociology



Name Department Notability References
Jay David Bolter
Janet Murray


Name Department Notability References
Bobby Cremins Basketball Georgia Tech basketball coach (1981-2000); College of Charleston basketball coach (2006-present); NCAA basketball analyst
Bill Curry Football football head coach of Georgia Tech (1980-1986); football head coach of Alabama (1987-1989); football head coach of Kentucky (1990-1996); football head coach of Georgia State University (2008-present); NFL player (1963-1974)
Bobby Dodd Football Former Georgia Tech football coach; Namesake of college football's Coach of the Year award; Georgia Tech named its stadium Bobby Dodd Stadium in honor of the legendary coach [38]
John Heisman Football Former Georgia Tech football coach; Namesake of the Heisman Trophy, college football's Outstanding Player of the Year award [39]


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