CSAIL's Michael Sipser named dean of MIT's School of Science

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CSAIL researcher Michael Sipser was recently named dean of MIT's School of Science.

Head of the Department of Mathematics since 2004, Sipser has served as the school’s interim dean since December, when he was chosen to replace Marc Kastner, the Donner Professor of Physics; in November, President Barack Obama announced his intention to nominate Kastner to head the Department of Energy’s Office of Science.

Sipser is a leading theoretical computer scientist who authored the widely used textbook “Introduction to the Theory of Computation,” first published in 1996 and now in its third edition. He joined MIT’s Laboratory for Computer Science as a research associate in 1979, becoming an assistant professor of applied mathematics in 1980; associate professor of applied mathematics in 1983; and professor of applied mathematics in 1989.

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