BIOGRAPHY OF PIERRE THIRY
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Full-time Instructor at City College of San Francisco from 1984 to 2015.
Born in Belgium, I obtained my Engineering degree (Mechanical and Electrical) from The University of Louvain, and my Ph.D. in Engineering Science from U.C.Berkeley .
From 1974 until 1977 I was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Montreal and from 1977 until 1983 I was Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Ecole Polytechnique, actively participating in the research activities of the Biomedical Engineering Institute.
I returned to the United States in 1983. After teaching one year at San Francisco State University as a part-time Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering, I joined the Faculty of City College in August 1984. From 1984 until 1998, I was a member of the Department of Engineering and Technology. I was also the Coordinator of the Environmental Technology Program from 1993 to 1997 and the Director of the Regional Environmental Business Resource and Assistance Center (REBRAC) from 1994 to 1998.
After that I transferred to the Computer and Information Science Department and became the main contact for CCSF's Cisco Networking Academy in 1999.
In the Fall of 2002, I was the first chairperson of the newly created Computer Networking and Information Technology (CNIT) Department , where I am full-time instructor.
One of my recent assignment has been to lead as Principal Investigator a $750,000 NSF-ATE project ICONS (2005-2008) and consequently a 4-year $3,000,000 NSF-ATE grant for the establishment of the Mid-Pacific ICT Center (MPICT) (2008-2012). TheMPICT grant from NSF has been renewed for an additional $2,225,000 until August 2015. It had a one-year no cost extension until August 2016.
I retired from City College of San Francisco on August 31, 2015 and I did oversee the no cost extension activities of MPICT until August 31, 2016.

  

Pierre's Family January 2017

Pierre's Family January 2017