Associate Dean, School of Engineering
Dr. Robinson received his B.S. in electrical engineering from the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) in 1996 and his M.S. in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in 1998. He received his Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from Georgia Tech in 2003. In August 2003, Dr. Robinson joined the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at Vanderbilt University as an Assistant Professor., and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2010. He is the first African American to earn promotion and win tenure in the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering. Currently, he serves as Associate Chair of the EECS Department. He also serves as the Director of Undergraduate Studies for both electrical engineering and computer engineering. Dr. Robinson leads the Security And Fault Tolerance (SAF-T) Research Group at Vanderbilt University, whose mission is to conduct transformational research that addresses the reliability and security of computing systems.
Dr. Robinson’s major honors include a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program Award and selection for Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Computer Science Study Panel, both in 2008. He received two awards from FAMU, a Young Alumni Award in 2010 and an Outstanding Alumni of the Quasquicentennial Award in 2012. Dr. Robinson is a Senior Member of both the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM); he has membership in the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), and is a Lifetime Member of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). Dr. Robinson is a Life Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and a member of The 100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee, Inc.