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Ken Calvert Appointed as NSF CISE/CNS Division Director

March 31st, 2016 / in NSF, Uncategorized / by Helen Wright

nsf_logo_new_transparentNational Science Foundation (NSF) Assistant Director for the Directorate of Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE) James Kurose has issued the following letter to the community to announce the appointment of Ken Calvert as NSF CISE Division of Computer and Network Systems (CNS) Division Director. 

Dear Colleagues,

I’m very pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Kenneth (Ken) Calvert to the position of Division Director for the CISE Division of Computer and Network Systems (CNS), effective May 2016. Ken has already begun his service at NSF as an Expert this month.

Ken will be joining NSF from the University of Kentucky, where he is Professor of Computer Science. He has served as Chair of the Department of Computer Science, and as Interim Director of the Center for Visualization and Virtual Environments at Kentucky.

Ken is a widely recognized leader in the field of computer networks and systems. In his 25-year academic career, he has made contributions in areas including network topology modeling, active and programmable networking, and future Internet architectures. He has published extensively in the literature, and is widely recognized as a leader in his field. In addition, he has been a long-time contributor to NSF activities through workshops, review panels, and as a member of the most recent CNS Committee of Visitors.

Ken received his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Texas at Austin. He received his M.S. degree in computer science from Stanford University, and his B.S. degree in computer science and engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to his appointment at the University of Kentucky, he was a Member of the Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories in Holmdel, NJ, and served on the faculty in the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He also brings experience as past Acting President of Lumenware, LLC, a startup focused on seamless interoperability between computer systems and user interfaces. Ken is a Fellow of the IEEE and an active member of the IEEE Computer and Communications Societies.

All of us in CISE are really looking forward to working with Ken to advance CNS, CISE and NSF frontiers. He will provide outstanding leadership for the diverse areas of research and education covered in CNS, and will significantly contribute to CISE’s mission in advancing computer and information science and engineering.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Peter Arzberger for his many contributions to CISE and our community while serving as Acting Division Director of CNS over the last year.  Peter will continue to be a tremendously valued member of our CISE leadership team, returning to his role as Senior Science Advisor in the CISE Office of the Assistant Director.



Jim Kurose
NSF Assistant Director for CISE
National Science Foundation
tel: (703) 292-8900

Ken Calvert Appointed as NSF CISE/CNS Division Director

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