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February 2019, MIT announced the appointment of Dan Huttenlocher SM ’84, PhD ’88, as the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing’s inaugural dean. A seasoned builder and leader of new academic entities, most recently Cornell Tech in New York City, Huttenlocher assumed his post in August 2019.
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- Reorient MIT to not only deliver the latest advances in computer science and AI but also discover the power of computing in every field of study on campus, while ensuring that the future of computing is shaped by insights from other disciplines.
- Create 50 new faculty positions located both within the College and jointly with other academic departments across MIT.
- Provide a structure for collaborative education, research, and innovation in computing across all of MIT’s schools.
- Educate students in every discipline to be “bilingual,” so they can responsibly use and develop computing technologies to help make a better world.
- Transform education and research in societal, public policy, and ethical considerations relevant to computing.
The founding of the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing is both a big leap into the future — and a natural next step for an institution that has been at the forefront of computing and AI from the start.
existing departments, institutes, labs, and centers at MIT are now part of the college:
- Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer (EECS), has been reorganized into three overlapping sub-units of electrical engineering (EE), computer science (CS), and artificial intelligence and decision-making (AI+D), and is jointly part of the Schwarzman College and the School of Engineering
- Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS)
- Operations Research Center (ORC), jointly part of the Schwarzman College and MIT Sloan School of Management
- Center for Computational Science and Engineering (CSE), formerly the Center for Computational Engineering
- Technology and Policy Program (TPP)
- Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
- Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS)
- Quest for Intelligence
- Sociotechnical Systems Research Center (SSRC)
- MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab
The Schwarzman College of Computing hosted a forum on Feb. 12 2020 for members of the MIT community to learn more about the initial organizational structure of the college. The slides from the event can be viewed here.
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