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Brian Dean


May 10, 2011 — Rawlins native, Brian Dean, will be concluding his ninth year at the University of Wyoming in July with a doctor of philosophy in electrical engineering. He is one of over 160 expectant graduates participating in the College of Engineering and Applied Science commencements ceremony on May 7th.

Brian was first introduced to engineering as a participant in the Engineering Summer Program of 2001. In 2002, he began his bachelor degree in electrical engineering and during the following four years he served as the president of Chi Rho, vice president of projects and historian for Tau Beta Pi, and as a member of both Phi Kappa Phi and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Brian finished his bachelor's degree with a concurrent major in electrical engineering and computer engineering and was named Student Engineer of the Year in 2006. For his master's degree in electrical engineering, he served as a research and teaching assistant under Dr. John W. Pierre working on a graphical user interface for system identification of the western United States power grid. He is currently working as a research assistant under Dr. Cameron H. G. Wright focusing on light adaptation and application of a house fly inspired vision sensor. During the course of his graduate years, Brian has had the pleasure to teach multiple undergraduate laboratories and serve as an instructor in both the High School Summer Institute and the Engineering Summer Program. Upon receiving his doctorate, Brian will be awarded a position as an assistant professor in computer engineering at Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York.

“The time here at UW have been some of the best and most formative years of my life,” says Dean.

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