Hall of Fame 2017
Michael Devetsikiotis was born in Thessaloniki, Greece. He received the Diploma degree in Electrical Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1988, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from NC State University, in 1990 and 1993, respectively.
In 1993, he joined the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, as a Post-Doctoral Fellow. He became a tenure track Assistant Professor in 1996, and an Associate Professor and Department Associate Chair in 1999.
Dr. Devetsikiotis returned to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NC State as an Associate Professor in 2000, and became a Professor in 2006. He served as the coordinator of the Master of Science in Computer Networking program until 2011, when he became the ECE Director of Graduate Programs, managing one of the largest graduate ECE programs in the country with over 800 students. On August 1, 2016, he joined the University of New Mexico as a Professor and Chair of the ECE Department.
Dr. Devetsikiotis joined the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) as a Student Member in 1985, and he became a Fellow in 2012. He has served as Chairman of the IEEE Communications Society Technical Committee Communication Systems Integration and Modeling, and as a member of the IEEE ComSoc Education Board. Between 2008 and 2011 he was an IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer.