From the Dean's Desk - Sept. 18, 2020

Dear GT Computing community,

Georgia Tech Dean of Computing Charles Isbell

It’s Friday! It's been a banner week for the College of Computing and I’m as happy as a kid in a candy store celebrating a birthday.

On Monday, we found out that Georgia Tech was ranked fifth overall in undergraduate computing education by U.S. News & World Reports, first in cybersecurity, second in software engineering, eighth in computer systems, eighth in data analysis/science, ninth in AI and 10th in theory.

Those rankings are a tribute to faculty and staff across the college who have worked hard for years to build up all of our degree programs. That same spirit of hard work and advancement has served us well in every other way as well, and has led to our other big piece of news this week: the launch of the new inter-college School of Cybersecurity and Privacy (SCP).

There are half a million unfilled cybersecurity jobs in the US, and that number is growing as our finances, services, and even our national infrastructure goes online. We will not only supply a desperately needed workforce, but new technologies to keep all of us safer and more secure in our privacy. Today, I presented to the stewardship committee of the GT Foundation, and had a chance to share many of our accomplishments.

I cannot tell you how excited they are with our incredible accomplishments in research, education, and outreach... or how amazed they are at our ridiculous growth. At well over 15,000 students, the College is now above 38% of the GT student body (compare that to CoE’s size, sitting right at 41%).

This is a good feeling.

I hope you're sharing in it. Enjoy the weekend, and take some time to celebrate not just staying alive in this mishmash but thriving. Hold steady, but also get ready to hold on: we're not done achieving yet.



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

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