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Luay Nakhleh, Rice’s Computer Science Chair, Named Dean of School of Engineering
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Luay Nakhleh, Rice’s Computer Science Chair, Named Dean of School of Engineering
Rice Engineering News
November 19, 2020

Luay Nakhleh (lu-EYE NOCK-lay), the J. S. Abercrombie Professor and chair of the Department of Computer Science at Rice University, will become the William and Stephanie Sick Dean of the university’s George R. Brown School of Engineering on Jan. 1, 2021.

Nakhleh will succeed Interim Dean and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Robert Griffin, who was appointed to the position July 1 when former Dean Reginald DesRoches took office as Rice’s provost.

Nakhleh joined Rice in 2004. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the [Computer Science Faculty] Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, a master’s from Texas A&M University and a doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin, all in computer science.

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