Prof. Robert W. Heath, Jr. Takes Reins as WNCG Director

Sunday, January 22, 2012

As of Jan. 15, Prof. Robert W. Heath, Jr. became the fourth Director of the WNCG. Sanjay Shakkottai, who became Associate Director a year ago, will continue in his role as the Associate Director. Prof. Heath has been with UT Austin since January 2002 and was recently promoted from Associate Professor to Professor, official as of September 2012. He received his B.S. and M.S. from the University of Virginia and his Ph.D from Stanford University. Prof. Heath brings his experience in working in industry, government, and military funded projects to the leadership of WNCG. Prof. Jeff Andrews stepped down after serving four years as Director and leading WNCG to a record number of Industrial Affiliates. Prof. Andrews, who was also recently promoted from Associate Professor to Professor, will remain highly active in the WNCG in the position of Past Director.