BiographyJoe Dumas earned the Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the University of Central Florida, where he received the first Link Foundation Fellowship in Advanced Simulation and Training, in 1993. Previously, he earned the M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Mississippi State University in 1989 and the B.S. degree in Electronics Engineering Technology, with a minor in Computer Science, from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1984.
Dr. Dumas is a faculty member in the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s College of Engineering and Computer Science, where he holds the rank of UC Foundation Professor and has served as a Faculty Senator and Chair of the Graduate Council, among a number of campus leadership positions. He was chosen Outstanding Computer Science Teacher in 1998, 2002, and 2009. Dr. Dumas’ areas of interest include computer architecture, embedded systems, virtual reality, and real-time, human-in-the-loop simulation.
Dr. Dumas is a member of several academic honor societies including Upsilon Pi Epsilon (Computer Science), Eta Kappa Nu (Electrical Engineering), Tau Beta Pi (Engineering), and Tau Alpha Pi (Engineering Technology). He was a founding member of the Chattanooga chapter of the IEEE Computer Society and served for several years as faculty advisor for the UTC student chapter of IEEE-CS. An avid downhill skier, tennis player, and distance runner with over 30 completed marathons, Joe Dumas lives in Signal Mountain, Tennessee with his wife Chereé.
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