Vannelli Reappointed CPES Dean

November 04, 2011 - Campus Bulletin

Prof. Tony Vannelli has been reappointed dean of the College of Physical and Engineering Science for a five-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2012. His reappointment received final approval today from the Board of Governors.

The decision follows an extensive review by a committee of faculty, students and staff led by Prof. Maureen Mancuso, provost and vice-president (academic).

“Tony has infectious energy and has been tenacious and effective at moving the college forward while dealing with a challenging fiscal environment,” Mancuso said.

“He is also a role model for faculty, teaching undergraduate courses and remaining a very active researcher while juggling his various administrative responsibilities.”

Mancuso said the review committee received many enthusiastic support letters for Vannelli’s reappointment. She also thanked the review committee and the college and campus community for their participation.

Vannelli said: “I appreciate the efforts of CPES faculty and staff who have delivered high-quality academic programs and research during the past five years. I will continue to support the members of this unique college community so that they can be even more successful in the years to come.”

Vannelli joined U of G in 2007 from the University of Waterloo, where he was a professor of electrical and computer engineering and associate dean of research and external partnerships.

He held the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada University Research Fellowship at both Waterloo and the University of Toronto’s department of industrial engineering.

Vannelli was nominated for university-wide teaching awards at Waterloo and Toronto. An award-winning researcher, he is renowned internationally for his work in electrical and computer engineering. He studies the use of advanced, large-scale optimization approaches to integrated circuit layout.

A graduate of Concordia University and Waterloo, he has authored more than 100 journal articles and conference publications.

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