extensive national searches, deans have been named for RITs College
of Science and B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information
Sciences. They are Ian Gatley, College of Science, and Jorge L. Díaz-Herrera,
Gatley served the past year
as interim dean for the College of Science. He came to RIT in 1997 as
the director of the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science.
Gatley established an international
reputation as a researcher and project manager in the field of astronomy,
first with the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope at Hilo, Hawaii, from
1979 to 1986, and then with the National Optical Astronomy Observatories
in Tucson, Ariz., from 1986 to 1997. He received his Ph.D. in Physics
from California Institute of Technology and a B.S. in physics from the
University of London in England.
Jorge L. Díaz-Herrera
began his duties as dean of the Golisano College of Computing and Information
Sciences on July 15. He previously served as department head for the
department of computer science at Southern Polytechnic State University
in Georgia. He also has served since 1998 as director for the Yamacraw
project to establish a center of excellence in embedded computing in
the State of Georgia.
Before going to SPSU, Diaz-Herrera
served two years (1996-98) at Monmouth University in New Jersey as chair
of the software engineering department. From 1992 to 1996 he was a senior
member of the technical staff at Carnegie Mellon Universitys Software
Engineering Institute and has served as a visiting scientist at the
Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon.
He holds an undergraduate
degree in systems analysis from the Universidad Centro Occidental in
Venezuela, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in computer studies from the University
of Lancaster in England.