Carnegie Mellon University

April 15, 2014

To the Carnegie Mellon Campus Community:

I am pleased to announce that Dr. Andrew Moore, vice president of engineering at Google, will be the next dean of Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science, effective August 2014.

Moore, a distinguished computer scientist with expertise in machine learning and robotics, served as a professor of computer science and robotics at CMU from 1993 before being tapped to establish and lead Google's Pittsburgh engineering office in 2006. Under Moore's leadership, Google Pittsburgh has grown to hundreds of employees. The impact of this office on CMU, the city, the region and the world speaks volumes for Andrew's talents.

Andrew combines an expansive vision with scientific expertise and leadership strength. His scientific prowess and entrepreneurial accomplishments make him an ideal choice to lead CMU's world-renowned School of Computer Science at this time. He is well positioned to contribute to our new initiatives that strategically connect science and engineering strengths, artistic creativity and entrepreneurial spirit across the university to develop new campus infrastructure, academic programs, industry connections and educational opportunities that will have a lasting global impact. As computing and computer science become ever more critical to our global society, the scope of SCS and its importance to the world will continue to expand, and its impact on the human condition will become more evident.

Andrew is returning to Carnegie Mellon because he is convinced of the tremendous opportunities before SCS and the university at this time. With its intellectual leadership in many areas of computer science and engineering, including machine learning, robotics, human-computer interaction, software development and cyber security, CMU is well positioned to have a profound impact on the lives and livelihoods of billions of global citizens, and to prepare the young people who will create the future.

I express my thanks to the members of the dean search advisory committee, which was chaired by Professor Guy Blelloch, for their thoughtful and efficient work. I also wish to take this opportunity to express our profound gratitude to Dean Randy Bryant, who has led CMU's School of Computer Science since 2004, for all his contributions to the school and to the university.

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Subra Suresh
Carnegie Mellon University