Hall was named dean of the College of IST in 2010. He joined the college in 2001 and previously served as associate dean for research and graduate programs. He is a professor of information sciences and technology and leads the Center for Network Centric Cognition and Information Fusion.
He has more than 30 years of experience in research, research management, and systems development. He is the author of more than 200 papers, reports, books and book chapters, and has been named as an IEEE fellow for his contributions to data fusion. Hall has conducted and led research projects for such sponsors as NASA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Naval Research Lab, Office of Naval Research, U.S. Air Force Rome Air Development Center, the Department of Defense, and private aerospace corporations.