From the Dean's Desk - May 13, 2020

Dear GT Computing colleagues,

Georgia Tech Dean of Computing Charles Isbell

We are heading not only into the summer semester but into the first heatwave of the summer. By coincidence, two of our faculty members have received the hottest (or at least the most prestigious) academic recognition given by the University System of Georgia. Ellen Zegura has been named Regents’ Professor, and Prasad Tetali has had his Regents’ Professorship renewed.

Ellen Zegura, who is the Fleming Professor in the School of Computer Science, was recognized for her work in two areas: computer networking and computing for the public good. She has worked on public service projects as far away as Liberia and as close as the West End of Atlanta. She is a fellow of the IEEE and of the ACM, and is currently serving as the chair of the board of directors for the Computing Research Association.

Prasad Tetali, who holds a joint appointment with the School of Computer Science and the School of Math, was recognized for his work on discrete mathematics, theory of computing, probability and geometric and functional analysis. He is a SIAM Fellow and an ASM Fellow, and has served as director of the Algorithms and Randomness Center (ARC) here in the College of Computing.

Please join me in congratulating Prasad and Ellen for their accomplishments. They are not only shaping the next generation of researchers, they are shaping the field of computing.

Stay safe.



Charles L. Isbell, Jr.

John P. Imlay, Jr. Dean

College of Computing

Georgia Tech

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