Dr. Timothy Trick

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director, Anderson Laboratory for Global Education in Engineering
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Timothy Trick
Life long learning is the key to a successful career. This requires a willingness to periodically seek new challenges.

Timothy Trick, a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, received his BS degree from the University of Dayton in 1961 and the MS and PhD degrees from Purdue University in 1962 and 1966, respectively. He joined the faculty at the University of Illinois in 1965. At Illinois, he has served as head of the Department of Electrical and Computer, as director of the Coordinated Science Laboratory, and as director of the Sloan Center for Asynchronous Learning. He now is the director of the Anderson Laboratory for Global Education in Engineering.

Trick served as president of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Circuits and Systems Society in 1979 and was a member of the IEEE Board of Directors from 1986 to 1989. He was the IEEE vice-president for Publications in 1988-1989 and has been a member of the Board of Directors for the International Engineering Consortium since 1989. In 1994, Trick was elected president of the National Electrical Engineering Department Heads Association.

A Fellow of the IEEE and the AAAS, Trick received the IEEE Centennial Medal in 1984, the Circuits and Systems Society Meritorious Service Award in 1987, and the group’s VanValkenburg Award in 1994. In 1996, he received the University of Illinois Dads Association Outstanding Faculty Award.

Trick has conducted research and published widely in the areas of computational methods for circuit analysis and design, integrated circuits, and analog and digital signal processing. Currently his research interests are in the application of multimedia, the World Wide Web, and asynchronous conferencing software in the creation of learning environments for on-campus and distance learning. He is a member of the SRC Task Force on Curriculum Related Strategies.