Moore Appointed as ECE Associate Chair for Undergraduate Affairs

Elliot Moore II has been appointed as associate chair for Undergraduate Affairs in the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), effective August 15. He will succeed Bonnie H. Ferri, who served in this position since 2013 and who has been named as the vice provost for Graduate Education and Faculty Development in the Office of the Provost.

Moore joined the ECE faculty in August 2004, after graduating from Georgia Tech with his bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. degrees in ECE in 1998, 1999, and 2003, respectively. As an alumnus, he is very aware of the challenge and reward of earning a Georgia Tech degree. 

Moore is highly involved in enhancing education through experiential programs and technology in the classroom. From 2007-2012, he directed an NSF REU site known as CREATE (Collaborative Research Experiences in Advanced Technology and Engineering), which provided 10 weeks of funding for over 50 undergraduate students to do research with faculty at the Savannah campus. In 2014, Moore became the director and PI of the TIES (Transfer Initiatives for Engineering Scholars) program, which provides need-based scholarships for transfer students from two- and four-year schools. For the last two years, he has directed a Vertically Integrated Projects program team that creates mobile apps in assessment and therapy for persons suffering from neurological disorders such as aphasia. As one of the lead instructors for ECE 2026–Introduction to Signal Processing, Moore initiated the use of clicker technology to improve engagement in larger classes, and he worked to integrate tablet PC technology and software into classroom pedagogy at both the Atlanta and Savannah campuses. 

Throughout his career, Moore has served on both the ECE undergraduate and graduate committees and in K-12 outreach activities, and he is the current faculty advisor of the IEEE student branch. Moore has participated in numerous Institute-level committees focused on educational matters, most recently as a member of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee and chair of the Student Grievance Committee. He received the ECE Outreach Award in 2010, was named a Hesburgh Teaching Award Fellow in 2014, and received the ECE Richard M. Bass/Eta Kappa Nu Outstanding Teacher Award this past spring.  

Moore conducts research on digital speech processing theory and analysis in the classification of human vocal patterns for determining speaker demographics, characteristics, and state. He received both the NSF CAREER Award (2006) and the NSF PECASE Award (2007) for his work in this area, where he has graduated six Ph.D. students and advised 18 undergraduate researchers. Moore has been the associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Education since 2009 and was a participant in the National Academy of Engineering/Frontiers on Engineering Education in 2014.

“Please join me in congratulating Elliot on his new role and in lending him your support as he takes on these duties,” said Steven W. McLaughlin, Steve W. Chaddick School Chair of ECE. “Elliot has dedicated his career to creating a high quality academic environment where students, faculty, and staff can thrive, and I am sure that he will excel and serve ECE very well as our associate chair for undergraduate affairs.”

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