William L. Honig
Dr. Honig joined Loyola University Chicago in 2001 and became the first chair of the department upon its formation in 2002. Dr. Honig earned his BS in Mathematics at the University of Michigan in 1969, his MS in Information Science from University of Chicago in 1971, and his PhD in Computer Science from Northwestern University in 1975. He has applied this knowledge in the telecommunications industry for over 30 years in product planning, research and development, and marketing roles for leading North American and international companies. Key industry projects included voice and data switching systems, satellite communication, wireless telecommunications, and advanced networked applications.
Programming in the Small; Highly Reliable Systems; Mobile Everything. Dr. Honig works with colleagues and students on small systems where the developer controls everything (real time, size, performance, reliability); robots and systems that require control of vision, touch, sound, light; and building custom hardware as well as software with sensors and control units that interact with or measure the environment. All of these require high quality software engineering using careful process and measurement of quality metrics. Dr. Honig is currently exploring software and systems solutions for Wearable Area Networks which he believes are the future of mobile computing and communications.