From the Dean's Desk - May 6, 2020

Dear GT Computing colleagues,

Georgia Tech Dean of Computing Charles Isbell

I must reluctantly give up our celebration of awards and return to something like normal business. 

For today, normal means reminding you that everyone—by which I mean every single one of us—in the College must complete the Institute’s Data Management Security Fundamentals training.

I was happy to tell you all that the deadline for the training was extended, and I am sad to tell you that some of us have still not managed to get it done. We have received both a spreadsheet and a stern look from the Institute. The spreadsheet has a nice alphabetical list, so be on the lookout for a note from your supervisors and chairs. Just remember: data security is not only the right thing to do, but also reflects directly on our reputation. Plus, it’s easy! If you haven’t taken the training yet, you can do so through the Institute’s training website.

I don’t have any other big news for now. You’ve probably seen Ángel’s message from earlier today. I think his principals are a positive indicator of the values of the Institute and the commitment to a mission CoC is very much a part of; however, I know that each of you is curious and probably anxious about the budget. We are working as hard as we can to get answers, but I would like to ask everyone for patience. This is going to take a little while, but we’ll get there.

Stay safe.



Charles L. Isbell, Jr.

John P. Imlay, Jr. Dean

College of Computing

Georgia Tech

EA: Alicia Richhart,, 404-894-8357

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