Dr. George is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Florida. He is Founder and Director of the NSF Center of High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing (CHREC), a national research center and consortium founded in 2007 and headquartered at Florida with more than 30 academic, industry, and government partners that is recognized by NSF as one of its top centers. He also founded in 1993 and led the High-performance Computing and Simulation (HCS) Research Lab, an academic facility cited by NSA as a research center of excellence in high-performance computing and networking that later evolved into CHREC. Dr. George's interests focus upon high-performance architectures, networks, systems, services, and applications for reconfigurable, parallel, distributed, and fault-tolerant computing, from satellites to supercomputers. He holds graduate faculty status in ECE and CISE at Florida.
Dr. George is a Fellow of the IEEE. He is recipient of the 2012 Alexander Schwarzkopf Prize for Technology Innovation by an NSF i/UCRC Center. He has received university and college recognitions for teaching and service, including a College Faculty Mentoring Award, a University Teacher of the Year Award, a College Doctoral Mentoring Award, a University Service Excellence Award, a University Productivity Award, a State of Florida Teaching Incentive Program (TIP) Award, and an EE Professor of the Year Award from the Florida Eta chapter of Tau Beta Pi.
Professor George has served as lead principal investigator on research contracts and grants totaling over $20M, as well as many others as a co-PI. With his students, he has authored over 200 refereed journal and conference papers. Dr. George has served as a member of editorial boards at the IEEE Transactions on Computers, Cluster Computing, and Microprocessors and Microsystems journals. He has served as program chair and co-chair, and general chair and co-chair, at multiple IEEE conferences and workshops, as keynote speaker at RSSI07 in Urbana-Champaign IL, MRSC08 in Belfast Ireland, HPRCTA @ SC09 in Portland OR, and MAPLD13 in San Diego CA, and on dozens of program committees. Additional service of note included leading the effort that founded the graduate division and curriculum for computer engineering in ECE, and leading the campus committee on HPC that founded the first supercomputer center in school history, both at the University of Florida.
Professor George holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the Florida State University, an M.S. in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Central Florida, and a B.S. in computer science from UCF. Prior to pursuing a career in academia, Dr. George worked as task leader and senior computer engineer for Martin Marietta (now Lockheed Martin) in Orlando, Florida, as computer engineer for General Electric in Daytona Beach, Florida, and as programmer/analyst at the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division in Orlando, Florida. Dr. George has taught numerous courses, including graduate courses in parallel and reconfigurable computing, computer architecture, fault-tolerant computing, high-performance computer networks, and software engineering, and undergraduate courses in computer networks, microprocessor-based system design, embedded systems design, digital logic, senior design, circuit analysis, signal and system analysis, fibre optics, and linear controls.