OF PIERRE THIRY
B ELG I U M
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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
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
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).
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,
Pierre's Family January 2017