I am pleased to announce that Prof. Mahbub Majumdar, Interim Chair of Computer Science and Engineering, will additionally be serving as Interim Dean of the School of Sciences, effective November 1, 2019. While the global search for deans is underway, the Interim Dean of School of Sciences will exercise leadership over all academic programs under sciences including biotechnology, mathematics, microbiology, and physics. Mahbub is a talented academic who is very competent across disciplines, and a well-known mathematician in Bangladesh. Mahbub has already brought substantial changes to the computer science department over the last few months as its interim chair, having recruited faculty to replace existing faculty leaving for study leave. Mahbub received his undergraduate degree from MIT, his MS from Stanford, and his PhD from Cambridge. I expect all academic administrators to extend their full cooperation to Mahbub.
Vincent Chang, PhD