Gary S. May became the seventh chancellor of the University of California, Davis on August 1, 2017. He served as the dean of the Georgia Tech College of Engineering from July 2011-June 2017 and as the Steve W. Chaddick School Chair of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering from May 2005-June 2011. Previous to that, he was the executive assistant to Georgia Tech President G. Wayne Clough from 2002-2005.

Dr. May joined the ECE faculty in 1991 as a member of the School's microelectronics group. His research is in the field of computer-aided manufacturing of integrated circuits. He was a National Science Foundation "National Young Investigator" (1993-98) and was Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing (1997-2001). He has authored over 200 articles and technical presentations in the area of IC computer-aided manufacturing. In 2001, he was named Motorola Foundation Professor, and was appointed associate chair for Faculty Development.

Dr. May founded Georgia Tech's Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering/Science (SURE) program, a summer research program designed to attract talented minority students into graduate school. He also founded and led the Facilitating Academic Careers in Engineering and Science program (FACES), a program designed to encourage minority engagement in engineering and science careers. Dr. May was a National Science Foundation and an AT&T Bell Laboratories graduate fellow, and worked as a member of the technical staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, NJ. He is a member of the National Advisory Board of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE).