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Lindquist Named Chair of Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology


October 19, 2000

Arizona State University's Polytechnic campus recently named Timothy Lindquist to Chair of the Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology in the College of Technology and Innovation. Lindquist replaces Robert Nowlin.

Lindquist has more than 20 years of experience in the computing field both in higher education and industry. Before coming to ASU's Polytechnic campus, Lindquist worked at ASU in Tempe in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences where he held academic positions of increasing responsibility.

Prior to joining the faculty at ASU, he worked as a computer science faculty member at Virginia Tech, and before moving to higher education, he worked for General Electric as a software engineer.

"Tim's 15 years of experience with ASU will help him build a strong program in software technology at ASU's Polytechnic campus," says Albert McHenry, dean for the College of Technology and Innovation. "His background and experience make him the perfect fit for the direction we want to take the program and department in order for it to grow."

His teaching and research interests include automated support for workflow, distributed Web-based applications with Java, software testing and programming languages.

"Most of my research focuses on software systems to support geographically distributed work groups," says Lindquist. "I'm a process nut. I like to study how we do our work, identify who we interact with, what artifacts we use and produce along the way, and what roles we play while we are working. And from there, develop software to help increase work efficiency."

Lindquist received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Iowa State University.