Tech Provost Gary Schuster announced last Friday, April 6 the next College of Computing dean will be Dr. Zvi Galil, beginning July 1, 2010.
“Tech’s College of Computing has an enviable framework: it is a leader in computer education with extensive interdisciplinary research and excellent relationships with industry,” Galil said.
Selected from a national pool of applicants, Galil will act as the chief administrative and academic officer, focusing on the college’s plan for a new generation of computing.
“Computing [provides] an exploratory instrument that accelerates discovery in all branches of science and engineering. The more the College of Computing collaborates, the more central it becomes to institutional success,” Galil said.
Galil received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in applied mathematics from Tel Aviv University, and a doctoral degree in computer science from Cornell University. Galil has previously worked as a professor and a dean at Columbia University’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and president at Tel Aviv University.
“[Galil’s] global view will be a tremendous asset as the College seeks to broaden its reach, both as an educational institution and as a vital industry research partner, across the United States and around the world,” said Tom Noonan, chair of the College’s Advisory Board and former CEO of IBM Internet Security Systems. Galil’s current research focuses on cryptography, design and analysis of algorithms and computational complexity.