Chair and Professor of Electrical Engineering, Dr. Ramanaryanan "Vish" Viswanathan received his Ph.D. from Southern Methodist University. Prior to joining the University of Mississippi in July 2012, he was a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. From 2008-2010 he also served as Interim Dean, College of Engineering, Southern Illinois University. He has taught courses and done research in communications and signal processing areas. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. His research areas include signal detection, wireless sensor networks, and wireless communications.