PULLMAN, Wash– Anjan Bose, director of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has been appointed interim dean of Washington State University’s College of Engineering and Architecture.
Bose takes the position July 15, succeeding Robert Altenkirch, who has been named vice president of research for Mississippi State University.
Making the announcement, WSU Provost Gretchen Bataille said a committee would be appointed soon to direct the search for a permanent dean of the college.
Bose, the Distinguished Professor in Power Engineering, came to WSU in 1993 from Arizona State University, Tempe. In 1988-89, he was program director of Engineering Systems (Power) at the National Science Foundation.
Born in Calcutta, India, in 1946, he received a bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology. He went on to earn a master’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Iowa State University.
Bose has worked in industry for Consolidated Edison Company in New York; IBM Scientific Center, Palo Alto, Calif.; and Control Data Corporation (now Siemens-Empros) in Minneapolis, Minn.
His academic credentials include membership as a Fellow of the IEEE and in the IEEE Power Engineering Society. He was the recipient of the 1994 Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award for his knowledge and application about energy control centers, electric power systems and computerized management of power systems.

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