Search for Dean, Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences

Dear Anteater community,

I am pleased to announce the formation of a search committee to assist in the recruitment of a dean for the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences. The committee is charged with finding outstanding candidates with exemplary administrative and academic leadership experience who are distinguished scholars capable of leading the academic enterprise of the school. The committee will be chaired by Padhraic Smyth, director of the UCI Data Science Initiative and professor, Department of Computer Science. Other committee members include:

  • Carter Butts, professor, Department of Sociology
  • Rina Dechter, professor and vice chair of Computing Division, Department of Computer Science
  • Sanjeev Dewan, professor, Paul Merage School of Business
  • Nikil Dutt, chancellor’s professor, Department of Computer Science
  • John Flynn, executive vice president, Bren Foundation
  • Gillian Hayes, professor and Robert A. and Barbara L. Kleist Chair, Department of Informatics
  • David Leinen, assistant dean, School of Social Sciences
  • Chen Li, professor, Department of Computer Science
  • Guann-Pyng Li, director of CALIT2 and professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Gloria Mark, professor and equity advisor, Department of Informatics
  • Gary Olson, Donald Bren Professor, Department of Informatics
  • Zuzanna Siwy, professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy
  • Jessica Utts, professor and chair, Department of Statistics
  • Nalini Venkatasubramanian, professor and equity advisor, Department of Computer Science
  • Gregory Washington, dean, Henry Samueli School of Engineering
  • Kumar Wickramasinghe, professor and chair, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

We have engaged the services of Spencer Stuart, a nationally recognized academic search consultant, to assist the committee.

The committee will begin its deliberations soon. We welcome written input regarding the search process or potential candidates. All correspondence will be held in the strictest confidence. Written comments or nominations should be addressed to:

Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences Dean Search Committee

In Care of Jiwon Kim, project administrator for academic affairs

Aldrich Hall 509, Mail Code 1000

Irvine, CA 92697-1000

jiwon@uci.edu

Nominations and applications will be reviewed by the committee as they are submitted, and the position will remain open until it is filled.

Sincerely, 

Enrique Lavernia