New Leadership in Borders, Trade, and Immigration Institute
04/29/2022, 01:30:01 PM
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Dear UH Research Community,

I am delighted to announce that Dr. Craig Glennie, Cullen College of Engineering Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering, has accepted the offer to become the director of our Borders, Trade, and Immigration (BTI) Institute. His appointment formally starts on May 2, 2022.

The institute is one of our national centers, funded by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Following its successful completion of a full funding cycle, it is now an emeritus DHS Center of Excellence. The institute is an important component of the University's cyber and physical security priority research area and is one of eight nationally-recognized research centers at UH.

Dr. Glennie is preceded in this role by Dr. Anthony Ambler, Dean of the College of Technology, and the institute's founding director, Dr. Ioannis Kakadiaris of the Computer Science Department in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. I would like to acknowledge their great contributions and thank them both for their vision and effort, which established BTI’s reputation as a high caliber national research center.

Dr. Glennie has been with the University of Houston since 2010. He serves as the PI and Director of the NSF's National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) and is the Director of Engineering Defense Research Initiatives at UH. Prior to joining the University, Dr. Glennie had a decade long career in industry, most recently as the Vice President of Engineering for Terrapoint, a LIDAR remote sensing company with offices in Canada and the United States. Dr. Glennie holds a B.Sc. and Ph.D. in Geomatics Engineering, both from the University of Calgary, Canada.

Best regards,

Amr Elnashai, FREng  
Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer

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