Department Chair: 1991-1996
Randall L. Geiger was hired as chair for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering’s (ECpE) and is now a professor in the department. He currently holds the Willard and Leitha Richardson Professorship in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Geiger is past president of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) Circuits and Systems Society (CAS), past chair of the Transactions Committee of the IEEE Periodicals Council, and past member of the IEEE Publications Board. He has received the IEEE Millennium Medal and the IEEE CAS Society Golden Jubilee Award, and is a Fellow of IEEE.
Geiger’s main research focus areas are analog VLSI design, VLSI testing, and high-speed data converters. He, along with Associate Professor Degang Chen, recently achieved revolutionary success in three key areas of analog and mixed signal research that will enable on-chip testing.
Prior to coming to Iowa State, Geiger taught at Texas A&M University from 1977 to 1990.
Geiger received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering (1972) and master’s degree in mathematics (1973) from the University of Nebraska. He later receive his PhD from Colorado State University (1977).