New Dean of the Faculty of Engineering appointed
Press release issued: 7 March 2011
Nishan Canagarajah, Professor of Multimedia Signal Processing and Head of Merchant Venturers School of Engineering at the University of Bristol, is to become Dean of the Faculty of Engineering. Professor Canagarajah will take over from Professor Nick Lieven, who is to become one of the University’s Pro Vice-Chancellors (Education).
Professor Canagarajah read Electronics and Information Sciences at the University of Cambridge and then completed his PhD on Digital Signal Processing in the Engineering Department at the same institution. After completing his doctoral studies he joined Bristol University in 1994, he was promoted to Reader in 2002 and became Professor of Multimedia Signal Processing in 2004.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor David Clarke, said: “I am delighted by Nishan’s appointment. He has extensive expertise and his achievements, both in his academic discipline, and as Head of School, have been outstanding.”
Professor Canagarajah said: “It is an enormous privilege to be appointed as the Dean of a world-class engineering faculty. I look forward to building on the international reputation of the faculty in providing an excellent education and research environment for our staff and students.”