CSCE Professor Di Awarded Endowed Chair

Dr. Jia Di, professor in Computer Science and Computer Engineering (CSCE) Jia Diwill now hold a Twenty-First Century Research Leadership Chair, which includes a $1.5 million endowment.  Di, who joined the College of Engineering in 2004, researches delay-insensitive asynchronous digital integrated circuit design.  His work has drawn strong interest from a variety of government agencies and industry organizations.  his projects include fundamental research supported by the National Science Foundation and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, transferrable technologies funded by industry, and national security-related innovations supported by the Department of Defense.

"Retaining our most talented faculty members and providing them with the resources they need is an important part of educating Arkansans to be the next generation of engineering leaders," said John English, dean of engineering.

The chair is endowed by funds from the historic $300 million gift from the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation.

Contact:  Camilla Shumaker, director of communications, College of Engineering, 479-575-5697,