John Lach

Dr. Lach
Title:
Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science; and Professor
Office:
SEH 2885
Phone:
202-994-6080
Email:
[email protected]

 

John Lach is the dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science. He began the role on August 15. Dr. Lach joined SEAS from the University of Virginia, where he served most recently as the director of cross-cutting initiatives at the university’s School of Engineering and Applied Science and as a professor of electrical and computer engineering in the Charles L. Brown Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He previously served as the chair of the department. He is associate director for Translational Research for the NSF Engineering Research Center (ERC) for Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST).

Throughout his career, Dr. Lach has worked extensively with departments, schools, and initiatives to foster cross-disciplinary collaboration that supports strategic priorities. As a researcher, he focuses on wireless technologies in health. His primary research interests are cyber-physical systems, embedded sensor systems, smart and connected health, and body sensor networks. He has been the principal investigator or co-principal investigator on more than 35 grants totaling over $57 million in research funding.

Dr. Lach received his Bachelor of Science degree from Stanford University and his Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from UCLA.

 

  • B.S., ​Stanford University, 1996
  • M.S., UCLA, 1998​
  • Ph.D., UCLA, 2000
  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Embedded sensor systems
  • Smart and connected health
  • Body sensor networks
  • Senior Member, IEEE
  • Associate editor, ACM Transactions on Computing for Healthcare (2018-present)
  • Past associate editor, IEEE Transactions on Computers, and the IEEE Transactions on Computer Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems
  • School of Engineering and Applied Science Distinguished Faculty Award (University of Virginia, 2016)
  • All-University Teaching Award (University of Virginia, 2005)

(Partial Listing of Awards)

  • Best Student Paper Award, IEEE International Conference on Body Sensor Networks (2019)
  • Best Poster Award, IEEE Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics (2018)
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering Faculty Leadership Award (2018)
  • UVA School of Engineering and Applied Science Distinguished Faculty Award (2016)
  • Best Paper Award Finalist (2 papers), Wireless Health (2016)
  • Best Paper Award Finalist, IEEE International Conference on Body Sensor Networks (2015)
  • Best Paper Award Finalist, IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design (2015)
  • Best Paper Award, International Conference on Body Area Networks (2014)
  • Best Demo Award, Wireless Health (2014)
  • Best Student Paper Award, International Conference on Body Area Networks (2013)
  • Best Paper Award, Wireless Health (2011)
  • Best Paper Award Finalist, Wireless Health (2011)
  • Winner, DAC/ISSCC Student Design Contest (2011)
  • Best Poster Paper Award, Government Microcircuit Applications & Critical Technology Conference (2011)