Dr. James M. Tien

Distinguished Professor and Dean
University of Miami
Dr. James M. Tien
James M. Tien received the S.M., E.E. and Ph.D. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the B.E.E. degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). He joined the University of Miami as Dean of its College of Engineering in 2007. Tien previously served as the Yamada Corporation Professor at RPI, where he joined its Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering in 1977, became Acting Chair of the department, established a unique interdisciplinary Department of Decision Sciences and Engineering Systems as its founding Chair, and twice served as the Acting Dean of Engineering. He has also held leadership positions at the Bell Telephone Laboratories and at the Rand Corporation. Tien’s areas of research interest include informatics, decision-making and risk. He has published extensively and been honored with both teaching and research awards, including being elected a member of the prestigious U. S. National Academy of Engineering in 2001.
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