Carnegie Mellon University's James H. Garrett Jr. Named Dean of College of Engineering
PITTSBURGH, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnegie Mellon University has named James H. Garrett Jr., the Thomas Lord Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, dean of the College of Engineering, effective Jan. 1. He succeeds Pradeep K. Khosla, who left in August to become chancellor of the University of California, San Diego.
"We know Jim's broad experience in research, teaching and creating meaningful partnerships with business and industry make him an excellent choice to head our outstanding College of Engineering," said Mark S. Kamlet, provost and executive vice president of CMU.
A member of the CIT faculty since 1990 and a Carnegie Mellon alumnus (CE'82, '83, '86), Garrett has demonstrated leadership in research and education initiatives both with Carnegie Mellon and internationally. He was head of the top-ranked Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) and co-director of the Pennsylvania Smarter Infrastructure Incubator (PSII), which is a research center aimed at creating, applying and evaluating applications of sensing, data analytics and intelligent decision support for improving the construction, management and operation of infrastructure systems. Working closely with colleagues from IBM, Garrett established the IBM Smarter Infrastructure Lab, a research facility within the PSII.
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