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Key Contacts

A list of commonly requested key contacts at SCS appears below. You may also search for individuals by keyword, name, department, and research interest by visiting the SCS Faculty and Staff Directory.

Office of the Dean

Department Heads

  • Russell Schwartz - Professor and Head of Computational Biology, Professor of Biology 
  • Srinivasan Seshan - Professor and Head, Computer Science Department
  • Jessica Hammer - Interim Associate Director, Thomas and Lydia Moran Associate Professor of Learning Sciences, Human-Computer Interaction Institute
  • James Herbsleb - Director, Institute for Software Research
  • Carolyn Rose - Interim Director, Language Technologies Institute
  • Roni Rosenfeld - Professor and Head, Machine Learning Department
  • Srinivasa Narasimhan - Interim Director, Robotics Institute



Visit our Program Leadership page for program-specific contact information.

Undergraduate Education

  • Tom Cortina - Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs
  • Veronica Peet - Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Experience
  • Mark Stehlik - Director, Undergraduate Major in Computer Science
  • Vincent Aleven - Director, Undergraduate Major in Human-Computer Interaction
  • Phillip Compeau - Director, Undergraduate Major in Computational Biology
  • Reid Simmons - Director, Undegraduate Major in Artificial Intelligence

Graduate Education

Entrepreneurship Education

  • Kit Needham - Assistant Dean for Entrepreneurial Initiatives; Director, Project Olympus


External Relations and Strategic Initiatives


Corporate and Industrial Relations




Marketing, Communications and Media Relations


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

  • Jodi Forlizzi - Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Darla Coleman - Executive Director of SCS Diversity, Equity and Inclusion




Finance and Administration

  • Walt Schearer - Associate Dean for Finance and Administration
  • Krista Dichiera - Administrative Assistant to the Associate Dean for Finance and Administration


Building Facilities


FIRST Robotics


SCS Departmental Contacts

Computer Science Department (Department Directory)

Computational Biology Department (Department Directory)

Human-Computer Interaction Institute (Department Directory)

Institute for Software Research (Department Directory)

Language Technologies Institute (Department Directory)

Machine Learning Department (Department Directory)

Robotics Institute (Department Directory)

National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC):