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NSF Launches Search for Division Director of Computer and Network Systems

March 7th, 2014 / in Uncategorized / by Ann Drobnis

FJ2Farnam Jahanian, Assistant Director at the National Science Foundation(NSF) for the Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate has sent the following Letter to the Computing Community:

Dear Colleagues,


The National Science Foundation CISE Directorate is pleased to announce the formation of a search committee for the Director of the Division of Computer and Network Systems (CNS). Keith Marzullo will finish his term as CNS Division Director in fall 2014. We greatly appreciate his expertise and leadership to the CISE community during his tenure!


Announcements for the search for his replacement can be found at and on USAJOBS at


Please feel free to contact any of the committee co-chairs, or any of the following committee members, to nominate candidates. Self-nominations are also invited.


Rajesh Gupta, University of California, San Diego,, Co-chair

Klara Nahrstedt, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,, Co-chair

Deborah Estrin, Cornell University

David Kotz, Dartmouth

Patrick McDaniel, Penn State University

George Pappas, University of Pennsylvania

Craig Partridge, BBN Technologies

Howard Wactlar, NSF, Liaison to Search Committee


Thank you in advance for your help with identifying candidates for this important position.  If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me.



Farnam Jahanian

Farnam Jahanian

NSF Assistant Director for CISE

National Science Foundation

tel: (703) 292-8900



The CNS Division is responsible for programs with a total annual budget of approximately $210 million. CNS supports research and education activities that invent new computing and networking technologies and that explore new ways to make use of existing technologies. The Division seeks to develop a better understanding of the fundamental properties of computer and network systems and to create better abstractions and tools for designing, building, analyzing, and measuring future systems. The Division also supports the computing infrastructure that is required for experimental computer science, and it coordinates cross-divisional activities, such as Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC), Cyber Physical Systems (CPS), and Education and Workforce Development (EWF).

NSF Launches Search for Division Director of Computer and Network Systems

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