Dean of the College of Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Gary S. May is the dean of the College of Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, ranked number 4 in U.S. News & World Report's annual list of the best American graduate engineering programs. From May 2005-June 2011, he served as the Steve W. Chaddick School Chair of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and previous to that, he was the executive assistant to Georgia Tech President G. Wayne Clough from 2002-2005.
Dr. May joined the ECE faculty in 1991 as a member of the School's microelectronics group. His research is in the field of computer-aided manufacturing of integrated circuits. He was a National Science Foundation "National Young Investigator" (1993-98) and was Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing (1997-2001). He has authored over 200 articles and technical presentations in the area of IC computer-aided manufacturing. In 2001, he was named Motorola Foundation Professor, and was appointed associate chair for Faculty Development.
Dr. May is the founder of Georgia Tech's Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering/Science (SURE) program, a summer research program designed to attract talented minority students into graduate school. He also is the founder and director of Facilitating Academic Careers in Engineering and Science program (FACES), a program designed to encourage minority engagement in engineering and science careers. Dr. May was a National Science Foundation and an AT&T Bell Laboratories graduate fellow, and has worked as a member of the technical staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, NJ. He is a member of the National Advisory Board of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE).
Dr. May is a native of St. Louis, Missouri. He received the B.E.E. degree in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1985 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California at Berkeley in 1987 and 1991, respectively.
Computer-aided manufacturing of integrated circuits and devices
Monitoring, modeling, simulation, control and diagnosis of semiconductor fabrication processes
IC design for manufacturability
IC yield modeling
Father of the Year, given by the Father's Day Council of Atlanta and the American Diabetes Association (2011)
Outstanding Alumni Award in Electrical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley (2010)
American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow (2008)
American Association for the Advancement of Science Mentor Award (2006)
NSBE Golden Torch Award: Janice A. Lumpkin Educator of the Year (2006)
IEEE Fellow (2005)
Motorola Foundation Professorship (2001-2005)
ASEE Minorities in Engineering Award (2004)
Georgia Tech Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor Award (2004)
Who's Who among African Americans (2004)
Wickenden Award for Outstanding Paper, Journal of Engineering Education (2003)
Giant of Science Award from Quality Education for Minorities Network (2002)
Who's Who in Engineering Education (2002)
Selected by the National Academy of Engineering to Participate in Frontiers of Engineering Conference as one of "the nation's top 100 engineers between the ages of 30-45" (2000)
Outstanding Paper Award, IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing (1998, 2000)
Georgia Tech Outstanding Service Award (1999)
National Science Foundation National Young Investigator (1993-98)
Outstanding Young Alumnus, Georgia Institute of Technology (1993)
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Being a part of the Student Alumni Association opened doors at Georgia Tech that I would never have dreamed of. During my time as a member of SAA, I was given the opportunity to coordinate a Dinner Jacket event with Tom Fanning, the CEO of Southern Company and a fellow Yellow Jacket. That was easily one of the most memorable and rewarding experiences from my time at Tech. Plus, I got a free steak out of it! - Imran Ali, MGT 2012, Dinner Jackets Participant