Lynne Parker

Associate Dean of Engineering, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

119 Perkins
Phone: 865-974-5321

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Lynne Parker is associate dean in the Tickle College of Engineering and professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. She received her PhD in Computer Science from MIT. Prior to becoming associate dean, she served for two years as the division director for Information and Intelligent Systems at the National Science Foundation, where she co-chaired a White House-commissioned task force that created the National Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Strategic Plan. Parker conducts research in multi-robot systems, sensor networks, machine learning, and human-robot interaction. She has received numerous awards for her research, teaching, and service, including the US Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. She is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Topics of expertise: robotics, artificial intelligence, machine learning

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