Faculty Committees for 2010-11

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee discusses cases for renewal, promotion, and tenure of tenure-track faculty. The Executive Committee consists of all tenured faculty with primary appointments in the department and the Associate Chair. Appropriate subsets of this group meet to consider promotion to Professor, as specified in the Faculty Handbook. All transactions are confidential, because of the nature of the business conducted.

  • Carlo Tomasi, Chair
  • Pankaj Agarwal
  • Robert Calderbank
  • Jeff Chase
  • Bruce Donald
  • Herbert Edelsbrunner
  • Alex Hartemink
  • Gershon Kedem
  • Alvy Lebeck
  • Richard Lucic (non-voting)
  • Bruce Maggs
  • Kamesh Munagala
  • Ron Parr
  • John Reif
  • Don Rose
  • Xiaobai Sun
  • Jun Yang

Graduate Admissions Committee

The Graduate Admissions Committee acts for the department in correspondence with prospective graduate students and in recommending candidates to the Graduate School for admission to graduate study in the department and for fellowships. At the end of its activities, the committee delivers the list of students recommended for admission also to the Chair of the Graduate Program Committee, together with an assignment of faculty members to students for recruitment purposes. This committee also nominates candidates for competitive Duke University scholarships and fellowships.

  • Jeff Chase, Chair
  • Shivnath Babu
  • Bruce Donald
  • Richard Lucic
  • John Reif
  • Don Rose
  • Jun Yang
  • Xiaowei Yang

Graduate Program Committee

The Graduate Program Committee advises the department on matters pertaining to the graduate programs. The committee reviews the graduate curriculum at least every four years, and may recommend changes to the faculty. The committee acts for the department in recommending candidates for graduate awards. The committee also coordinates graduate student recruitment activities based on the list of students and faculty assignments compiled by the Graduate Admissions Committee.

  • Xiaobai Sun, Chair
  • Shivnath Babu
  • Richard Lucic
  • Kamesh Munagala
  • Vamsidhar Thummala
  • Jun Yang

inDuke Steering Committee

The inDuke Steering Committee oversees certain administrative and policy aspects of the Department's Industry Partners Program. The Chair of the committee is the Director of inDuke. Membership includes representation from ECE, CS, and Industry. The items in the purview of this committee include: planning and implementation of inDuke events, evaluating program development and success metrics, budgetary issues and monitoring expenditures of program funds, and evaluating and making recommendations to the faculty regarding administrative and policy matters related to inDuke.

  • Richard Lucic, Chair
  • Bruce Maggs
  • Don Rose
  • ECE members TBD

Computing Infrastructure Committee

The Computing Infrastructure Committee and the Chair oversee the operation of the department's Computing Laboratory. The Chair delegates to this committee the task of advising the Computing Laboratory manager and staff on matters of policy, funding, operations, priority, and equipment acquisition.

  • Alvy Lebeck, Chair
  • Jeff Forbes
  • Richard Lucic
  • Ron Parr
  • Valentin Pistol
  • Joe Shamblin
  • Xiaobai Sun

Space Committee

The Space Committee functions as an advisory committee to the Chair. This committee, with representatives from all major areas of the department, considers such issues as office assignments, lab assignments, and any other issues directly related to the allocation of space in both the LSRC and North buildings.

  • Richard Lucic, Chair
  • Bruce Donald
  • Robert Duvall
  • Alvy Lebeck
  • Jeff Martin
  • John Reif
  • Joe Shamblin
  • Jewel Wheeler

Teaching Excellence Committee

The Teaching Excellence Committee is composed of the DUS, DGS, and Assistant or Associate Chair. This committee reviews the teaching performance of all faculty in the department. The committee provides the Chair with a ranked list (excluding committee members) of the best teachers in the department for possible consideration in salary recommendations and teaching honors. It also alerts the Chair to cases where faculty teaching performance seems unsatisfactory.

  • Richard Lucic, Chair
  • Owen Astrachan
  • Jeff Chase

Undergraduate Program Committee

The Undergraduate Program Committee advises the department on matters pertaining to the undergraduate programs. The committee reviews the undergraduate curriculum for Computer Science majors at least every four years, and may recommend changes to the faculty. The committee acts for the department in recommending candidates for undergraduate awards.

  • Owen Astrachan, Chair
  • Vince Conitzer
  • Robert Duvall
  • Jeff Forbes
  • Alex Hartemink
  • Susan Rodger
  • Xiaobai Sun

Communications Committee

The Communications Committee oversees certain administrative and policy aspects of the department's Web site including matters of priority, content, maintenance and development. The committee also advises on all marketing collateral for the department.

  • Richard Lucic, Chair
  • Eduardo Cuervo
  • Joe Guetler
  • Celeste Hodges
  • Ron Parr
  • Susan Rodger
  • Jewel Wheeler
  • Jun Yang
  • Xiaowei Yang

Faculty Search Committee

  • Ron Parr, Chair
  • Vince Conitzer
  • Landon Cox
  • Alex Hartemink
  • Bruce Maggs
  • Kamesh Munagala