From the Dean's Desk - Aug. 7, 2020

Dear CoC Community: 

The College of Computing is proud to announce the appointment of Haesun Park as the new chair of its School of Computational Science and Engineering (CSE).

Georgia Tech School of Computational Science and Engineering Chair Haesun Park

Haesun is not only a cutting-edge researcher, but has experience managing cutting-edge researchers, including for the National Science Foundation. She will be a valuable leader for the School of Computational Science and Engineering and for the College of Computing, and I look forward to working with her.

She joined the School of Computational Science and Engineering in 2005, and has been a Regents’ Professor since 2019. During that time she also served as the executive director of the Center for Data Analytics, and as the director of the NSF-funded Foundations of Visual Data and Visual Analytics program. Before coming to Tech, Park served as a program director in the Computing and Communication Foundations Division at the National Science Foundation.

Haesun is a fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). She has served on the editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications, and SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing.

“Georgia Tech has been a pioneer in the academic discipline of Computational Science and Engineering,” she said. “I am honored to serve as chair, especially at a time when the field is reaching into so many new areas of life and society. I look forward to working with the communities in the school and across campus as we endeavor to expand our field and move it to the next level.”

Park will be taking the reins from Srinivas Aluru, professor and executive director of the Institute for Data Engineering And Science (IDEaS), who has served as interim chair for the past year.

I’d like to thank Srinivas for taking on a leadership position when his school and his college needed him. He has stepped up for his community in a way that we all strive to emulate.

Park will begin as chair on Monday, August 10. Please join me in congratulating her and the School of Computational Science and Engineering on this new chapter.

Special thanks to the CSE Search Committee and the folks behind the scenes!

  • Alex Orso, Committee Chair and Professor, SCS
  • Arlene Washington-Capers, School Administrative Officer CSE
  • Fred Hohman, Graduate Student CSE
  • John Taylor, Professor and Associate School Chair CEE/CoE
  • Paul Schultz, Development Director, CoC
  • Polo Chau, Associate Professor, CSE
  • Rich Vuduc, Professor, CSE
  • Sung-Ha Kang, Professor Math/CoS
  • Xiuwei Zhang, Assistant Professor CSE/CoC   

Administrative Support:

  • Marcus Johnson CoC, Director of Human Capital, CoC
  • Alicia Ann Richhart CoC, Executive Administrative Manager II for the Dean CoC   



Charles L. Isbell, Jr.

John P. Imlay Jr. Dean

College of Computing

Georgia Tech

EA: Alicia Richhart,, 404-894-8357

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