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Carl Chang, Computer Science, (515) 294-4377
Dave Gieseke, Liberal Arts & Sciences, (515) 294-7742
Kevin Brown, News Service, (515) 294-8986


AMES, Iowa -- Carl Chang has been named professor and chair of the department of computer science at Iowa State University.

Chang comes to Iowa State from Auburn University in Alabama where he was a professor of computer science and director of the Institute for Mobile Pervasive Agile Computing Technologies. Previously, he was the director of the International Center for Software Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Prior to working in academia, Chang was employed at the GTE Automatic Electric and Bell Laboratories.

Chang's research in software engineering focuses on solutions to analysis, design and project management of developing large-scale software systems. His research in net-centric computing focuses on agent-based collaboration framework for software engineering applications.

He has published extensively on both software engineering and net-centric computing.

Chang is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and active in the IEEE Computer Society, the world's oldest and largest professional association of people in computing. Currently a vice president of that organization, he oversees the Educational Activities Board. He served as editor-in-chief of IEEE Software from 1991-94 and was on that publication's editorial board from 1997 to 2000 as editor-in-chief emeritus.

He has received the Computer Society's Outstanding Contribution Award and the Golden Core Award. In 2000, he was presented the IEEE Third Millennium Medal for his research contributions in the areas of software and software development.

A graduate of Taiwan's National Central University in mathematics, Chang holds a master's degree in computer science from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Ill., and a Ph.D. in computer science from Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.


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