From Provost Bras

Dear College of Computing colleagues,

As you have been made aware, Dean Zvi Galil intends to serve one final academic year and step down on June 30, 2019.

Georgia Tech Provost Rafael BrasDean Galil became the John P. Imlay, Jr. Dean of Computing at Georgia Tech in July 2010. Under his leadership so far, the College of Computing has enjoyed tremendous successes. That transformation has included significant enrollment growth, achievement in interdisciplinary research and thought leadership, goal-breaking fundraising efforts, and of course, the development and continued success of the Online Master of Science in Computer Science (OMS CS) program.

Georgia Tech’s College of Computing now stands among the best computer science departments in the world. I expect that that trajectory will continue through Dean Galil’s last year of service.

I am grateful that we will have ample time to search for a new dean while the College remains under Dean Galil’s guidance. Details on the search process will be announced later this summer.

I want to end by thanking Dean Galil for all that he has done and for all that is yet to come during the next year.


Rafael L. Bras
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs