School of Information Sciences

New Dean Appointed for Future School of Computing and Information

On May 8, University of Pittsburgh Provost Patricia E. Beeson announced the appointment of Dr. Paul R. Cohen as the founding Dean of the School of Computing and Information, beginning August 1, 2017. Dr. Cohen is currently a professor at the University of Arizona and a Program Manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Dr. Cohen earned his PhD in Computer Science and Psychology from Stanford University, and is a noted scholar with expertise in Artificial Intelligence─having been elected Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence.

The School of Computing and Information will officially open on July 1, 2017 and will include the faculties, staff, students, and degree programs of the School of Information Sciences and the Department of Computer Science. The School of Computing and Information, under the leadership of Dean Cohen, will bring together the intrinsic power of both technology (computing) and knowledge (information) to work to benefit other fields of exploration and society.

The official announcement by the University of Pittsburgh is available here.

Three faculty promoted to full professor

Dean Ronald L. Larsen is pleased to announce that faculty members Marek Druzdzel, Daqing He, and Prashant Krishnamurthy have been promoted to the rank of full professor. Promotion to full professor recognizes the accomplishments and reputation of the faculty member in a recognized field of learning. Through outstanding records of teaching, research, and service, these recently-promoted faculty have contributed greatly to the information science field, the associated professions, and the prestige of both the school and the University of Pittsburgh. Read more >

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