From the Dean's Desk - Nov. 17, 2020

Dear GT Computing community,

Georgia Tech Dean of Computing Charles Isbell

The Institute will release its new strategic plan this week. This plan will guide the our commitments and decision-making for the next decade. I have seen the plan, and it makes a deep commitment to many things we care about including diversifying the Georgia Tech community, and extending our reach into all kinds of communities here in Atlanta and around the globe.

President Cabrera and Provost McLaughlin will be holding a fireside chat this Thursday, Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. to discuss the new plan and answer questions (you may submit your questions ahead of time at I encourage everyone with any interest to attend and to learn more about the new goals and processes that are mapped out in the new document.

In other news, I have cool news to share: Alex Orso and his former student William Halfond (now an associate professor at the University of Southern California) have won the IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering 2020 most influential paper award (aka in many communities as the Test of Time award) for their 2005 paper, AMNESIA: Analysis and Monitoring for NEutralizing SQL-injection Attacks. Please join me in congratulating the authors for their intellectual leadership in the field.

I know that many of you are doing great things I don’t know about. I’m interested in hearing about all of them, so please feel free to share with me and with Communications.

Enjoy your week!

Charles L. Isbell, Jr.
John P. Imlay, Jr. Dean
College of Computing
Georgia Tech

EA: Alicia Richhart,, 404-894-8357

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Diversifying the Georgia Tech community:
All kinds of communities:
Fireside chat: