Professor Emeritus and Chair Emeritus
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department 




                

   

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      E-mail: daconner@uab.edu



           Phone: (205) 934-8482



           Fax: (205) 975-3337

    

           Office: Hoehn 370B1


        1075 13th Street South

           Birmingham, AL 35294

               


Dr. Conner joined the UAB faculty in 1978 with the task of founding the Department of Electrical Engineering (now the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering) and hiring the initial departmental faculty. He served as Department Chair from that time until 1984. In addition, he served as the Founding Executive Director of the UAB Center for Telecommunications Education and Research (now the UAB Center for Integrated Systems). Currently, Dr. Conner assists in the UAB Information Engineering and Management Graduate Program.

Dr. Conner’s professional career has included (a) faculty positions at Auburn University, the Georgia Institute of Technology, and the University of Louisville; (b) employment with IBM designing a launch evaluation system for the Apollo/Saturn series of space vehicles; and (c) service as a Science and Technology Advisor to the Governor of Kentucky and to the U.S. Congress.
   

Teaching Awards

During his career at UAB, Dr. Conner received a number of teaching awards.

1980 – Tau Beta Pi Engineering Professor of the Year Award for the School of  Engineering

1980 – UAB Excellence in Classroom Teaching Award for University College

1981 – UAB Excellence in Classroom Teaching Award for University College

1984 – Tau Beta Pi Engineering Professor of the Year Award for the School of Engineering

1984 – UAB Excellence in Classroom Teaching Award for University College

1984 – UAB Ellen Gregg Ingalls Award for Excellence in Teaching (Dr. Conner was the first School of Engineering Professor to receive this campus-wide award.)


Professional Activities
  • Served as Member and Chair of the Alabama Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors
  • Served three terms on the IEEE Board of Directors
  • Served one term as a member of the IEEE Assembly
  • Served two three-year terms on the IEEE Foundation Board of Directors  

Professional Awards     


  • SD1985 – IEEE Alabama Section Engineer of the Year Award

    1985 – IEEE Engineering Council of Birmingham Engineer of the Year Award

    1985 – IEEE Region 3 Engineering of the Year Award

    1987 – IEEE/ASEE Joint Benjamin J. Dasher Award

    1990 – IEEE Region 3 Outstanding Educator Award

    1991 – IEEE Educational Activities Board Meritorious Achievement Award for Major Education Innovation

    1993 – IEEE Regional Activities Board Innovation Award

    1994 – IEEE Region 3 Outstanding Service Award

    1995 – Election as a Fellow of IEEE

    1995 – UAB President’s Distinguished Achievement Award

    1999 – UAB Engineering Foundation Faculty Excellence Award

    2000 – IEEE Millennium Medal

    2000 – UAB Engineering Foundation Faculty Excellence Award

    2004 – IEEE Education Society Meritorious Service Award

    2006 – IEEE Education Society Distinguished Member Award

    2013 – IEEE Region 3 Daniel W. Jackson Award