Personnel


New Ohio U CIO Knocks Out Strategic Plan in 75 Days

Bruce Bible, Ohio University's recently appointed chief information officer, has completed an initial 75-day review of OU's information technology needs. The result is a new IT-management strategy to restructure the central office, designate advisory groups, and identify opportunities to collaborate with IT workers across the university's Athens and regional campuses.

Schnabel Takes Over Indiana U Informatics School

Computer scientist and researcher Robert B. Schnabel has been named dean of Indiana University's School of Informatics. He has succeeded J. Michael Dunn, who retired at the end of June and remains as dean emeritus.

A New Executive Director for Sakai

Michael Korcuska will become the Sakai Foundation’s new executive director later this month, leading the Sakai community in the continued development of its open source collaboration and learning environment.

UT-SA Assistant Prof Wins NSF 'Up and Comer' Grant

The National Science Foundation awarded Carola Wenk, an assistant professor of computer science at the University of Texas-San Antonio, a five-year, $400,000 "Faculty Early Career Development" award to study "geometric shape handling."

MIT Names Materials Science Prof Dean of Engineering

MIT appointed Subra Suresh, a professor of engineering in the its Department of Materials Science and Engineering, as the next dean of the MIT School of Engineering. Suresh, who succeeds Professor Thomas Magnanti, will take over July 23.

Artificial Intelligence Pioneer Joins WPI Game Faculty

Worcester Polytechnic Institute announced that computer intelligence pioneer Charles Rich, associate director of the Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL) in Cambridge, MA, will join the university's "Interactive Media and Game Development" faculty July 1.

UC Santa Barbara Appoints First Chief Information Officer

Following a national search, the University of California, Santa Barbara has appointed Thomas Putnam its associate vice chancellor for information technology and chief information officer. Putnam, whose appointment followed a national search, will start Aug. 15.

Ohio U CIO Presents $8 MM Plan to Bolster Campus Tech

Ohio University Chief Information Officer Brice Bible presented the Ohio U board of trustees a proposal for strengthening the university's central information technology systems at a cost of $8 million over five years.

Arizona's Jackson New CIO at U of Illinois-Urbana

University of Arizona Chief Information Officer Sally Jackson was named CIO at the University of Illinois, where she is an alumna. Jackson, who will start this week (May 21), will hold a joint appointment as a professor of speech communications.

UW Madison Narrows Field to 3 in CIO Search

The University of Wisconsin-Madison last week narrowed its search for a new chief information officer and vice provost for information technology to three finalists.