Thursday, April 12, 2012
Steven Huth Named New CIO and Vice ProvostProvost and Executive Vice President Mark Kamlet has announced that Steven Huth (right), chief information officer for Carnegie Mellon Qatar and a member of the Computing Services management team in Pittsburgh, will succeed Joel Smith as CMU's chief information officer and vice provost, effective Aug. 1. This past fall, Smith announced he would be stepping down to join the faculty in CMU's Philosophy Department.
Before joining Computing Services in 2009, Huth served as technical director of Q-CERT, a joint Carnegie Mellon/ictQATAR program to improve information security in Qatar. During his 15 years at CMU, Huth also has been the deputy director of the CERT program, one of the oldest and most respected computer security organizations, and managed the Information Technology Department for the Software Engineering Institute.
Prior to coming to CMU, Huth was manager of Data Networking and Academic Systems Development at the University of Pittsburgh, where he led the transition to a new campus network, taught telecommunications management, and worked with Academic Computing to provide a variety of student services.
Huth's career of more than 30 years has spanned industry, government and academia. He's worked on diverse projects, ranging from microcomputer system design to real-time data acquisition in operating rooms, to the creation of the Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education at Charles University in Prague.