ICHEC Board member Prof. Gabrielle Allen appointed Director of New School of Computing at UW

ICHEC extends warmest congratulations to its Governance Board Member, Professor Gabrielle Allen who has been appointed inaugural Director of the new School of Computing at the University of Wyoming (UW). Professor Allen is a professor of mathematics and statistics and adjunct professor of physics and astronomy. She has vast international research experience, a prolific body or published work and expertise in computing and its application in modern life. She will be responsible for driving the overall development of the new School of Computing. Current plans call for the school to have about 24 faculty members, with a dean, more graduate assistants and other support staff within five years. This structure will support planned undergraduate and graduate degree programs in computing, along with collaborative research programs with public- and private-sector partners.

In addition to her advisory role on ICHEC’s Board Allen’s advisory roles also include serving on the External Advisory Board of the School of Computer Science and Informatics at Cardiff University; on the Advisory Board for Supercomputing Wales; and on the External Advisory Board of the NSF computing infrastructure project “Accelerating Computing for Emerging Sciences” led from Texas A&M University.

Martin Hynes, Chairman, ICHEC said,

“Professor Allen is a highly experienced and accomplished academic. I have had the pleasure of benefiting from her advice during PRTLI reviews and continue to greatly value her guidance. She will have anticipated the challenging period ahead and established the foundation of a highly successful new school of computing at the University of Wyoming. We wish Professor Allen every success in her new role and look forward to her continued advice and participation in our development in the years ahead. Together with her ICHEC Governance Board colleagues she has guided ICHEC in its recent developments including its appointment as the European Competency Centre for Ireland in 2019 as part of the EuroCC initiative to foster greater use of High-Performance Computing in academic research and the SME sector across Europe.”

Full text of statement from UW available here.

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