The University of Maryland, College Park has named Amitabh Varshney as dean of the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences, effective March 1. As dean, Varshney will lead the college’s broad and robust research and educational efforts across 10 departments.
Varshney joined the university’s department of computer science faculty in 2000, and since 2010, has served as director of the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies. A leader in interactive visual computing research, Varshney’s work has focused on exploring the applications of high-performance computer graphics and visualization in science, engineering and medicine. His research results are being used in climate modeling; plasma physics; nanomanufacturing; the design of buildings, cars and submarines; medical imaging; gene sequencing; and the creative arts. He has engaged in research collaborations with a variety of partners in industry and government agencies.
Varshney is an elected fellow of IEEE, a recipient of the IEEE Technical Achievement Award and a NSF CAREER Award. Varshney earned his B.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He earned a Master of Science and doctorafe in computer science from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
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