Office: Kitson Hall, Room 312
Telephone: (978) 934-3361
Fax: (978) 934-3027
MS, New York University
BS, New York University
Research: Acoustics, Systems and Field Theory
Sarah Kamal, MS candidate
Pratik Ghandi , PhD candidate
Charles Thompson is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Director of the Center for Advanced Computation and Telecommunications and formerly Associate to the Dean for Research and Graduate Study at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. He received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from New York University, a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of NewYork, and a Ph.D. in Acoustics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Upon graduation he became an Assistant Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. In 1987 he joined the Department Electrical and Computer Engineering at UMASS Lowell as its Analog Devices Career Development Professor. Dr. Thompson has served on the executive boards of the Cooperative Research Fellowship program of Bell Laboratories (1991-1999) and the AT&T Labs Fellowship Program (1996-2006).
At Bell Laboratories Dr. Thompson created with the Vice President of Research and Nobel laureate, Arno Penizas, the W. Lincoln Hawkins Mentoring Excellence Award (1994). This award is given to a member of the research staff for fostering the career growth of Bell Labs students and associates. This award is Research’s highest honor for mentoring contributions. In 1998, AT&T Labs instituted a similar award named for Dr. Thompson.
His awards include the US Presidential Award for Excellence in Mentoring; Tau Beta Pi Eminent Engineer; James E. Blackwell Scholar; AT&T Bell Laboratories Cooperative Research Fellowship. He is cited in Who’s Who among African Americans, Education, and Technology Today; American Men and Women of Science, West Babylon Alumni Hall of Fame; He is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America and cited for his fundamental contributions to theoretical and computational acoustics. He is senior member of IEEE, and a member of the American Physical Society and Sigma Xi. He has published reesearch in acoustics, control theory, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, linear and nonlinear systems, and telecommunications.
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 1993 – *; Director, Center for Advanced Computation and Telecommunications, 2000 – *; Chair, Personnel Committee, ECE 2003 – 2005; Chair, Faculty Search Committee, ECE 2003-2005; Associate to the Dean for Research and Graduate Study, COE, 1994 – 1996; Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, 1987 – 1993; Co-director, Center for Advanced Computation and Telecommunications, 1992- 2000; Director of the Laboratory for Advanced Computation, 1987-1992;
Executive Board, Research Fellowship Program of Minorities and Women, 1996 – 2006; Academic Advisor; Recipient of the 1999 Presidential Award For Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring(Link)
Executive Board, Research Fellowship Program 1996 – 1999; Academic Advisor;
Executive Board, Cooperative Research Fellowship Program, 1991 – 1996; Member of Technical Staff, Acoustics Research Department, 1977, 1979;
New England Board of Higher Education.
Advisory Board, Fiber Optics Technology Education, 1995 – 1997; NEBHE Mentoring Program, 1990-2007;
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Assistant Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics,1982 -86; Director, Laboratory for Computational Studies, 1983-1986;
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Teaching Assistant for 2.062 Wave Propagation (T.R.Akylas), 1981; Teaching Assistant for 6.312 Acoustics (Amar G. Bose), 1979, 1980; Teaching Assistant for 6.011 Network Analysis(Louis D. Braida), 1978;