The Pitt News

Paul Cohen named first dean of School of Computing and Information

Pitt+named+Paul+R.+Dean+the+founding+dean+of+Pitt%27s+School+of+Computing+and+Information.+Photo+courtesy+of+the+University+of+Pittsburgh
Pitt named Paul R. Dean the founding dean of Pitt's School of Computing and Information. Photo courtesy of the University of Pittsburgh

Pitt named Paul R. Dean the founding dean of Pitt's School of Computing and Information. Photo courtesy of the University of Pittsburgh

Pitt named Paul R. Dean the founding dean of Pitt's School of Computing and Information. Photo courtesy of the University of Pittsburgh

By Caroline Bourque | Senior Staff Writer

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Paul R. Cohen will become the founding dean of Pitt’s new School of Computing and Information — the first new school established at Pitt since 1995 — which will enroll its first students in the fall.

The School of Computing and Information will provide courses centered around the idea of integrating data and technology into other academic pursuits, creating programs which will encourage innovation and entrepreneurship, according to a press release.

The idea for a new school formally began in April 2015 as the result of discussion between faculty of the School of Information Sciences and the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences about further utilizing computing and information programs at Pitt.

Courses and programs will be designed around three main themes — connected life, health and medicine; synergistic computing in education; and computing at the extremes. Students already enrolled in existing courses will be able to join the new school or continuing taking their classes as planned and remain outside it.

Aside from Cohen, most faculty will come from the SIS and Department of Computer Science.

“[Cohen] is a visionary leader who will quickly drive our School of Computing and Information to the forefront of academic excellence,” Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said in a release. “He is also an expert collaborator and a leading authority on utilizing data, technology and information in new ways to solve some of the most challenging and complex issues facing society today.”

Cohen has held positions at the University of Southern California, the University of Massachusetts, and the University of Arizona, where he founded the School of Information in 2008. He is the author of a book, published in 1995, titled “Empirical Methods for Artificial Intelligence,” and is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Intelligent Data Analysis.

Leave a comment.

Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Paul Cohen named first dean of School of Computing and Information

    2. Featured

    Pitt Progressives protest Maggie and Stella’s

  • Paul Cohen named first dean of School of Computing and Information

    Administration

    University Senate Council talks state budget, unionization

  • Paul Cohen named first dean of School of Computing and Information

    Administration

    Pitt heats up, AC goes down

  • Paul Cohen named first dean of School of Computing and Information

    Administration

    Mark Nordenberg recalls late vice chancellor’s Pitt Pride

  • Paul Cohen named first dean of School of Computing and Information

    Administration

    Two men file suit against Pitt, G-Door and Michael Rosfeld

  • Paul Cohen named first dean of School of Computing and Information

    2. Featured

    Pitt Board approves budgets for 2018-19 school year

  • Paul Cohen named first dean of School of Computing and Information

    Administration

    Pitt professors pursue new projects with Pitt Seed grants

  • Paul Cohen named first dean of School of Computing and Information

    Administration

    Board appoints new Provost, inducts five new trustees

  • Paul Cohen named first dean of School of Computing and Information

    2. Featured

    Board of Trustees unanimously votes to rename Parran Hall

  • Paul Cohen named first dean of School of Computing and Information

    2. Featured

    Former Pitt wrestling coach Jason Peters sues Pitt

Sponsored
×
The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper
Paul Cohen named first dean of School of Computing and Information