Dr. Edward Grant has been named director of the Center for Robotics and Intelligent Machines (CRIM) at North Carolina State University effective November 27, 2001. He replaces Dr. Ren C. Luo.
CRIM was established in 1992 to increase interaction in the interdisciplinary technologies of advanced robotics and intelligent machines research.
Grant, who is an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, joined the NC State faculty in 1997. He is a senior member of The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (ImechE) in the United Kingdom.
Grant received his B.Sc. with honors in mechanical engineering from Dundee College of Technology in 1969, his M.Eng. in mechanical engineering (fluid power control) from the University of Sheffield in 1972 and his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, in 1999.
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