Associate Dean of SEAS: Sampath Kannan
Dr. Sampath Kannan of Computer and Information Science has been named Associate Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science effective January 1, 2006. Dr. Kannan began his career at Penn in 1994 after three years on the faculty of the University of Arizona. He received his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, his Masters degree from Princeton University and his Ph.D. from Berkeley.
Dr. Kannan has served his department, his School and the University in various capacities, including as Undergraduate Chair of Computer and Information Science, as Recruiting Chair, and as a member of the Curriculum Committee. At the School level he has served on Faculty Council and the Academic Performance Committee, and at the University level on the Task Force for Global Engagement and on the Pluralism Committee.
As Associate Dean, Dr. Kannan is responsible for overseeing all undergraduate and graduate programs, all student support services, international exchanges and interdisciplinary programs with other schools in the University.
Dr. Kannan replaces Dr. Norman Badler of Computer and Information Science who served the School in the position since January 2001. Dr. Badler has now redirected his energies to his dual roles as director of the Center for Human Modeling and Simulation and as Founding Director and Faculty Advisor of the Digital Media Design Program. Dean Eduardo Glandt praised Dr. Badler’s five years of service as Associate Dean, adding that “Norm Badler is a priceless asset to our School, one of its most innovative educators and foremost citizens.”
Almanac, Vol. 52, No. 21, February 7, 2006
February 7, 2006
Volume 52 Number 21