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Sorensen Family Dean of Engineering, Brown University

Larry Larson is the Sorensen Family Dean of Engineering at Brown, and began his tenure as dean in July 2011. Prior to this appointment, he was chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California–San Diego and was the inaugural holder of the Communications Industry Chair.

During his tenure at Brown, he has overseen a significant expansion of the faculty and supported over $100M in fundraising for the School, the design and construction of a new 80,000 square foot research building, substantial growth of the graduate program, creation of the Brown Design Workshop, and the expansion of entrepreneurship activities on campus.

Larson received his B.S. from Cornell and Ph.D. from UCLA. He has published more than 300 papers in peer-reviewed journals and international conferences and edited or co-authored three books. He holds 41 patents. He is an IEEE Fellow and co-winner of the 1996 Hughes Electronics Lawrence Hyland Patent Award and the IBM Microelectronics Excellence Award.

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