Professor of Electrical Engineering, Director,
Gildart Haase School of Computer Sciences and Engineering

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Academic Profile

Dr. Alfredo Tan is the Director of the Gildart Haase School of Computer Sciences and Engineering (GHSCSE) at Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU). Dr. Tan assumed this position in 2003 when FDU’s computer science school and engineering school merged into one school – GHSCSE. Under his leadership, GHSCSE has become one of the most successful academic units at the university with more than 1,100 students. The School offers ten undergraduate and five graduate programs in various fields, including engineering, computer science, information technology, engineering technology, management information systems, electronic commerce, and mathematics. Dr. Tan has been instrumental in having these programs continuously updated and successfully reaccredited, as well as in creating new programs and establishing state-of-the-art lab facilities. From 1996 to 2003, Dr. Tan served as the Director of the School of Engineering and Engineering Technology.

A faculty member at FDU for 28 years, Dr. Tan holds the rank of Professor of Electrical Engineering (EE). He created numerous contemporary courses in EE; taught effectively across a wide spectrum of EE courses, including 15 graduate and 18 undergraduate courses; developed several instructional laboratories; and advised several student organizations. In 2003, he was awarded the Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching in recognition of his outstanding teaching.

Dr. Tan’s research interests are in communication systems, digital and adaptive signal processing, and image processing. He has published numerous technical papers in these areas, reviewed papers for several engineering journals, and conducted workshops and seminars for communication engineers at corporate sites, including Lucent Technologies. He has served as the Chair of IEEE Signal Processing Society Chapter, North Jersey Section, since 2012, and as the Vice Chair from 2001 to 2012. In 2003, he received an IEEE Outstanding Service and Contributions Award for his work. Also, with his support, GHSCSE has hosted various conferences, seminars, and competitions that were co-sponsored by IEEE, ASEE, ASME, and ASCE at the Metropolitan Campus.

Dr. Tan received his BSEE and BSME degrees from Adamson University in Manila, Philippines; he placed second in the Philippine (nationwide) Assistant EE Licensure Examination. Dr. Tan also obtained both M.E. and Ph.D. degrees in EE from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. While at Stevens, he worked as a teaching and research assistant and received a full scholarship from Stevens. He is a member of IEEE, Upsilon Pi Epsilon (Honor Society for the Computing and Information Disciplines), and Eta Kappa Nu (EE Honor Society).

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