October 26, 2009 —
Monte Ung has been promoted to Professor of Engineering Practice in the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering.
He received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1960, the M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1962, and the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from USC in 1970. He has served at USC for many years in a variety of teaching and research capacities, most recently as Senior Lecturer.
He has taught and/or developed nine different undergraduate and graduate courses in computer engineering topics, including capstone and design-oriented offerings. He is known for his ability to mentor, motivate and inspire students in both the EE and computer engineering/computer science (CE/CS) undergraduate majors and to provide them with practical engineering experience.
Ming Hsieh EE-Systems Chair Alexander A. (Sandy) Sawchuk commented: "This promotion recognizes Monte's quality, experience and leadership in teaching, including curriculum, course and laboratory development. Our department joins me in congratulating him on this affirmation of his distinguished service and many accomplishments."