Lori Mann Bruce received the B.S.E., Masters, and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Alabama, Huntsville, and the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1991, 1992, and 1996, respectively. Dr. Bruce is currently a Giles Distinguished Professor of electrical and computer engineering and the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Graduate School at Mississippi State University. As Dean, she is responsible for providing leadership and academic oversight for the approximately 3500 graduate students enrolled in more than 160 graduate programs.
Prior to her current position, Dr. Bruce has served as Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies in the Bagley College of Engineering, Associate Director of the Geosystems Research Institute and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. As a faculty member, her research endeavors have been focused on advanced digital signal processing methodologies for exploitation of high-dimensional datasets, with particular emphasis on hyperspectral remote sensing. She has served as the Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-PI on more than 20 funded research grants and contracts, totaling approximately $20 million from federal agencies. As a faculty member, she has taught 45 sections of 17 different engineering courses and has successfully advised, as major professor or thesis/dissertation committee member, 75 Ph.D. and Master’s students. Her research has resulted in over 130 refereed publications.
Dr. Bruce is originally from Flintville, TN. She is married to Dr. J.W. Bruce and has one son, Walker Bruce.