Indiana University

Faculty roles, assignments change in IU School of Informatics and Computing

  • Aug. 7, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS - Several changes in assignments and roles have been announced for faculty in the newly created IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI.

The IU School of Informatics and the IU School of Library and Information Science merged July 1, becoming the School of Informatics and Computing. The merger is seen as an opportunity to create a single school of expanded breadth, size and quality that addresses the rapid evolution of informatics, computing and libraries.

Faculty changes are:

  • Karl MacDorman, associate dean for academic affairs
  • Steve Mannheimer, associate dean for faculty affairs (half-time)
  • Rachel Applegate, chair, Department of Library and Information Science
  • Brad Doebbeling, chair, Department of BioHealth Informatics
  • Davide Bolchini, interim chair, Department of Human-Centered Computing
  • Josette Jones, program director, Health Informatics
  • Sara Hook, program director, Informatics Undergraduate Program
  • Tony Faiola, program director, Human-Computer Interaction
  • Joe Defazio, program director, Media Arts & Science
  • Huanmei Wu, program director, Bioinformatics
  • Amy Voida, assistant professor, Human-Centered Computing
  • Stephen Voida, assistant professor, Human-Centered Computing

Mathew Palakal is now executive associate dean of the school. At the School of Informatics and Computing, Palakal held the title of associate dean of research and graduate programs since 2006 and has been director of the Informatics Research Institute and professor of computer and informational science since 2001. He also served as interim executive associate dean from July to December 2012 and as co-interim executive associate dean from August 2007 to June 2008.

A celebration of the school’s expansion will take place at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27. The event will feature remarks by IU Health CEO Daniel F. Evans Jr. and streaming remarks from Bloomington, by IU President Michael A. McRobbie and Peter Lee, corporate vice president and head of Microsoft Research.

The School of Informatics and Computing is an innovator in a fast-paced and dynamic field. It uniquely integrates computing, social science and information systems design to explore how people use computing and technology to live, work, play and communicate, and apply that insight to develop innovative IT solutions affecting fields such as health care, biology, business, law, entertainment and media.

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