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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

  • Jamie Callan - Interim Director, Language Technologies Institute
  • 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
  • Russell Schwartz - Professor and Head of Computational Biology, Professor of Biology 
  • Srinivasa Narasimhan - Interim Director, Robotics Institute
  • Roni Rosenfeld - Professor and Head, Machine Learning Department
  • Srinivasan Seshan - Professor and Head, Computer Science Department


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


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):