H. Vincent Poor is serving as interim dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and is chairing a search committee to identify a new dean. He previously served as dean of engineering from 2006 to 2016.
A pioneer in the field of wireless networks and communications, Poor is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the National Academy of Inventors, as well as eight foreign academies. In addition to numerous awards and honorary degrees in recognition of his research, Poor has been honored for his teaching and mentorship. Most recently, he received the Benjamin Garver Lamme Award from the American Society for Engineering Education, honoring more than four decades of contributions to engineering education.
Poor earned his undergraduate degree at the Auburn University and his Ph.D. in electrical engineering at Princeton in 1977. He joined the Princeton faculty in 1990 and is currently the Michael Henry Strater University Professor of Electrical Engineering.