Dr. Foley is Professor
in the College of Computing, and Professor in
the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He earned the Ph.D.
in Computer Information and Control Engineering at the University of
Michigan and the BSEE at Lehigh University, where he was initiated into
Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu.
Dr. Foley first
came to Georgia Tech in 1991 to establish the Graphics, Visualization
& Usability Center, which in 1996 was ranked #1 by US News and World
Report for graduate computer science work in graphics and user interaction.
In 1996, he became director of Mitsubishi Electric Research Lab in Cambridge
and then in 1998 chairman and CEO of Mitsubishi Electric ITA, directing
corporate R&D at four labs in North America. He returned to Georgia
as Executive Director and then CEO of Yamacraw, Georgia's economic development
initiative in the design of broadband systems, devices and chips.
Dr. Foley is a Fellow
of ACM and IEEE, an inaugural member of the ACM/CHI Academy, and recipient
of the biannual ACM/SIGGRAPH Stephen Coons Award for Outstanding Creative
Contributions to Computer Graphics. The graphics textbooks he has co-authored
are widely used and have been translated into six foreign languages.
In 1992, the Georgia Tech College of Computing graduate students named
him, "most likely to make students want to grow up to be professors."
In July 2001, Dr.
Foley became chairman of the Computing
Research Association - an organization of over 200 computer science
and computer engineering university departments, professional societies
and industrial research labs.