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LAKELAND, Fla. – Dr. Bruce Jacob, a renowned researcher and chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Florida Polytechnic University, was selected to join the editorial board of the international publication IEEE Access.

The multidisciplinary online archival journal is a publication of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a leading global organization for technology and engineering professionals. 

In his work as part of the multinational IEEE Access editorial board, Jacob will be soliciting and reviewing article submissions by professionals from all over the world within his areas of interest. These include memory systems and devices, operating systems, distributed systems, electric guitar design, and startup companies and entrepreneurship.

“It means that I get to educate people about things that are really cool, like memories, and we also get Florida Poly’s name out there,” said Jacob, who is a renowned expert in computer memory systems and devices, written two textbooks, and founded the annual International Symposium on Memory Systems.

“IEEE is bridging the gap between a journal and a magazine with this publication,” he said. “It will be both broad and scholarly.”

Jacob is a Fellow of the IEEE organization “for contributions to computer memory design and analysis.” He previously served as an associate editor for IEEE Computer Architecture Letters from 2007 to 2011, and for ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems from 2006 to 2009.

“I’ve been on boards before for both IEEE and ACM (Association for Computing Machinery), but not at the editorial board level,” he said.

The Harvard University-educated Jacob was recruited to lead Florida Poly’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2021, following his successful 25-year term as a professor at the University of Maryland.

Jacob said his inclusion on the IEEE Access editorial board is further evidence of Florida Poly’s growing stature and reputation.

“We are getting bigger and Florida Poly is clearly on the way up – we’re doing some really good stuff and this is further evidence of that,” he said. “Everything the University has been doing for the last few years is going in the right direction and I’m proud to be part of it.”

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About Florida Polytechnic University: Florida Polytechnic University is ranked the number one public college in the South, accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, and a member of the State University System of Florida. Nationally ranked in engineering education, Florida Poly is the only state university dedicated exclusively to STEM and offers ABET-accredited degrees. Florida Poly is a powerful economic engine within the state of Florida, blending applied research with industry partnerships to give students an academically rigorous education with real-world relevance. Florida Poly’s iconic Innovation, Science, and Technology Building, designed by world-renowned architect Dr. Santiago Calatrava, has won more than 20 global awards and was named one of the 16 most breathtaking buildings in the worldConnect with Florida Poly.

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