School of Information Sciences

David Tipper Promoted to Professor at School of Information Sciences


We are pleased to share the news that Chancellor Gallagher has promoted Telecommunications Program Chair and Associate Professor, David Tipper, to the rank of Full Professor, effective September 1, 2015.

The promotion recognizes his many accomplishments in research, teaching, and administration. He holds a PhD in electrical engineering and an MS in systems engineering from the University of Arizona, and a BS from Virginia Tech. Prior to joining the iSchool faculty, he was a member of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Clemson University.

Throughout his more than 20-year career at Pitt, he has distinguished himself as an insightful and analytical researcher, thoughtful academic, trustworthy colleague, and focused leader. He was one of the originators of the wireless track in the Telecommunications program and the Security Assured Information Systems track in the Information Science and Telecommunications degree programs.

Tipper’s research interests are broadly in the area of computer and telecommunication networks and information assurance. As an international scholar and a leader in his field, he is defining and shaping a rapidly emerging and evolving discipline of computer and telecommunications networking.

His expertise spans network design, performance modeling, and security, and he has authored  a textbook, an edited book, three book chapters, numerous journal articles, and conference papers in selected areas in telecommunications. His papers have been cited more than 2,300 times and he has received more than 300 citations. Most recently, Tipper has started a collaboration with faculty, his former PhD student Yi Qian, and students at Pitt’s Electrical Engineering department to work on a number of telecommunication issues in Smart Grid power systems.

Please join us in congratulating David Tipper on this well-deserved promotion!

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