Leidos announced on Monday that it has appointed Gary May to its board of directors.
The company focuses on the scientific and technological aspects and solutions to issues of national security, engineering and health care.
May is the dean of the Georgia Institute of Technology's College of Engineering. He also chaired the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and was an assistant for former Georgia Tech President G. Wayne Clough from 2002 to 2005. He has presented and produced more than 200 peer-reviewed articles, and is a member of the National Advisory Board off the National Society of Black Engineers.
"We conducted a thorough search for someone who would further strengthen our board's breadth of talent and background with technical expertise and an established reputation in academia," John Jumper, chairman of the Leidos board of directors, said. "We are delighted to welcome [May] to our team – his world-class background in engineering and advanced technology are a logical fit for Leidos, and I'm confident he will make an important and positive impact on our company."
May received his bachelor's in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and his master's and doctorate in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California at Berkley.