J. Kelly Flanagan received the Outstanding Alumnus Award for 2012 from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Brigham Young University. Some of the highlights from his distinguished career are summarized below.
Education: Kelly Flanagan received both a BSEE (1988) and MSEE (1989) degrees from BYU. He then continued on to receive his PhD from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at BYU in 1993.
Professional Career: After completing his PhD, Doctor Flanagan took a faculty position in the Computer Science Department at BYU. He currently serves as the Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer of BYU. He continues to do research and advise students.
Awards: Dr. Flanagan has published numerous technical papers, received over $2,000,000 of funding, advised many graduate students, received a teacher of the year award, and received the Utah Golden Key Award.
Brent Nelson has been appointed the new Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Chair. His appointment began June 1st, 2012. Dr. Nelson received his doctorate in computer science from the University of Utah. He serves as co-director for the NSF Center for Reconfigurable High Performance Computing (CHREC), and is actively involved in the international and globalization activities within the college. He created the college’s Globalization Study Abroad program in 2007.
Professor Aaron Hawkins and a team of electrical engineering students and faculty have created fully-functioning, eye-catching light suits that flash to music.
Andrea Eyring (MSEE 1987, BSEE 1987) was named the Honored Alumna in 2012 by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at BYU. Andrea is the founder of Eyring Systems Incorporated, established in 1996. Eyring Systems Incorporated provides specialized system and software engineering, signal analysis, and consulting services in the areas of digital telecommunications and data communications.
Procerus technologies, an Orem Utah based company which has its origins in the BYU Magicc lab was purchased on January 17, 2012 by Lockheed Martin. In 2002-2003 Reed Christiansen, Walter Johnson, and Josh Hintze were masters students in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at Brigham Young University working under the direction of ECE professor Randy Beard and ME professor Tim McLain.