Tickle College of Engineering Associate Dean Lynne Parker will be honored by Tennessee Tech.
Faculty member Lynne Parker, who has been working with the National ̍Science Foundation in Washington, DC, for the past two years, is moving back to Knoxville to become associate dean for faculty affairs and engagement in UT’s Tickle College of Engineering.
The White House recently announced a series of initiatives aimed at bringing artificial intelligence and automated machinery into more widespread use, with UT researcher Lynne Parker leading the way.
When an accomplished faculty member takes a new position with another institution, it typically isn’t cause for celebration. However, when that institution is the National Science Foundation and the professor can continue working with their school—as is the case with UT’s Lynne Parker—it is a double bonus for the university.
When Denise Koessler receives her doctorate in computer science, it will mark the end of the long road—one that wasn’t always easily traveled. “There were times along the way where I didn’t have a peer in my classes,” said Koessler. “I was on the verge of leaving engineering. There just weren’t many other women.”
Get to know Chris Cherry and Lynne Parker from the College of Engineering. Cherry, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, is responsible for launching the nation’s first automated e-bike sharing system on UT’s campus. Parker is a professor and the associate head of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Lynne Parker, a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the research director of the department’s Distributed Intelligence Laboratory, will discuss “distributed intelligence” in multi-robot systems at the University Studies Program’s Centripetals Luncheon at noon on Wednesday, April 29.