New deputy dean for SEAS

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Vijay Kumar

Vijay Kumar, Ph.D., professor of mechanical engineering and director of the General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception (GRASP) Laboratory, has been named Deputy Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science. As the first holder of the title, Kumar will oversee SEAS’ research agenda, including the advancement of research throughout the school and the pursuit of funding opportunities from both the nonprofit and corporate sectors. As GRASP director, he leads an interdisciplinary research group of faculty and students from computer and information science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, psychology, radiology and neurology.

Evelyn Wiener, M.D., has been named director of the Student Health Service. In addition to running the University’s student clinic, Wiener is responsible for developing preventive-care, diagnostic and therapeutic programs, coordinating and participating in clinical research programs, and advising University administrators on relevant medical matters. Wiener, who joined the Student Health Service in 1987 and became associate director in 1989, has served as interim director since the retirement of MarJeanne Collins, M.D., in December 1999.

Originally published on April 6, 2000