Chris Herring, Ph.D.


School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Holds 21 Utility Patents

1285 Driftmier Engineering Center
597 D.W. Brooks Drive
Athens, Georgia 30602
United States

Chris has over 20 years of industry experience in computer architecture, data error correction, and system architecture. He holds 21 Utility Patents and participated on a number of standardization committees. Chris completed his Ph.D. with an emphasis on Engineering Education and continues to explore this area as a research focus.


Ph.D., Engineering, The University of Georgia, 2016
M.S., Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1988
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1987

Professional Appointments

  • Instructor, University of Georgia College of Engineering, 2017 - present

Other Professional Experience

  • IT Director and Business Management, Non Profit Educational, 2007 - 2014
  • Director Strategic Development, AMD, 2003 - 2007
  • Director Strategy & Architecture, National Semiconductor, 1997 - 2003
  • Design Engineering Manager, Cyrix, 1994 - 1997
  • Lead Design Engineer, IBM, 1988 - 1994

Areas of specialty

  • Computer architecture
  • Error correction systems
  • Engineering education

Research interest

Engineering education