Associate Dean, Research and Physical Resources
Gregory Pottie is associate dean for research and physical resources, a position he previously held from 2003 to 2009, and a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering.
A faculty member since 1991, Prof. Pottie’s research has in the past ranged from communications systems to wireless sensor networks for security, environmental and medical applications. He is presently engaged with integration of causal modeling into machine learning.
In addition to his school-wide leadership role, Prof. Pottie was chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering from 2015 to 2020. He also led an initiative to ease the transition to UCLA Engineering for community college transfer students, including working with area community colleges, and expanding internship and research opportunities.
From 2002 to 2012, Prof. Pottie was deputy director of the Center for Embedded Network Sensing, a National Science Foundation-funded Science and Technology Center focused on developing wireless sensing systems.
Prof. Pottie is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, a former Fulbright Senior Scholar and a winner of the Okawa Foundation Award for work in sensor networks and telecommunications.
He received his B.S. in engineering physics from Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada, and both his master’s degree and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada. Previously, he worked on digital subscriber lines and voiceband modems for Motorola/Codex.