Dean Daniel Pack
Dean, School of Engineering and Computer Science
School of Engineering and Computer Science
Daniel J. Pack, Ph.D., became Dean of Baylor University's School of Engineering and Computer Science on June 1, 2023. Pack joins Baylor after serving since 2015 as dean at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC), providing leadership of departments in civil and chemical engineering, computer science and engineering, electrical engineering, engineering management and technology and mechanical engineering.
Before joining UTC, Dr. Pack was professor and The Mary Lou Clarke Endowed Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at San Antonio and as professor (now professor emeritus) of electrical and computer engineering at the United States Air Force Academy. At the USAFA, he served as director of the Academy Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Research. He was a 2005 Carnegie U.S. Professor of the Year.
Pack received his Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Arizona State University, a Master of Science in engineering sciences from Harvard University and his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Purdue University. He also spent a year as a visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology-Lincoln Laboratory.
Under Pack’s leadership at UTC, the College of Engineering and Computer Science provided an experiential learning environment with outstanding teaching scholars in bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs.
He has co-authored seven textbooks on embedded systems (including 68HC12 Microcontroller: Theory and Applications and Embedded Systems: Design and Applications with the 68HC12 and HCS12) and published more than 130 book chapters, technical journal/transactions and conference papers on unmanned systems, cooperative control, robotics, pattern recognition and engineering education. Dr. Pack has received number of teaching and research awards including the Carnegie U.S. Professor of the Year Award, Frank J. Seiler Research Excellence Award, Tau Beta Pi Outstanding Professor Award, Academy Educator Award and Magoon Award. He is a member of Eta Kappa Nu (Electrical Engineering Honor Society), Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the American Society of Engineering Education.
Dr. Pack is a registered Professional Engineer in Colorado and has served as Editor-at-Large for Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems and as Associate Editor for IEEE Systems Journal. His research interests include unmanned aerial vehicles, intelligent control, automatic target recognition, robotics and engineering education.