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Mark Giesbrecht reappointed as Director of School of Computer Science

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Professor Mark Giesbrecht has been reappointed as Director of the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, a position he has held since July 2014.

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“I am delighted to report that the results of the faculty and staff nomination ballots were overwhelmingly positive,” stated Professor Stephen Watt, Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics, in a memo announcing the reappointment. “This is an excellent outcome of our search, and I look forward to continuing to work with Professor Giesbrecht in the years ahead.

In addition to his leadership role at the School of Computer Science, Giesbrecht conducts research in computer algebra and symbolic computation. His work focuses on many aspects of computational mathematics, from the design and complexity of fundamental algorithms for algebras, matrices and polynomials, to symbolic-numeric methods, to high-performance software libraries for symbolic computation. He was named an ACM Distinguished Scientist in 2013.

Giesbrecht’s second term as director begins July 1, 2018 and ends June 30, 2020.