Professor Grimson Named MIT Chancellor

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Professor Grimson Named MIT Chancellor

Eric Grimson - a professor of Computer Science and Engineering at MIT, the Bernard Gordon Professor of Medical Engineering, head of the Institute’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a principal investigator at CSAIL - has been named the next chancellor of MIT. Grimson will assume his new role on March 1, 2011.

At CSAIL, Grimson heads the Computer Vision Group, which is responsible for creating state-of-the-art activity and behavior recognition systems, image database indexing, image guided surgery and site modeling. Grimson is an esteemed professor at MIT, having taught 10,000 MIT undergraduate students and supervised almost 50 MIT PH.D. candidates with their thesis work, and plans to continue teaching as much as his new schedule allows for.

Read more on Grimson’s accomplishments and new role here.