Faculty Committees for 2015-16

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee discusses cases for renewal, promotion, and tenure of tenure-track faculty. The Executive Committee consists of all tenured faculty with primary appointments in the department and the Associate Chair. Appropriate subsets of this group meet to consider promotion to Professor, as specified in the Faculty Handbook. All transactions are confidential, because of the nature of the business conducted.

  • Ron Parr (Chair)
  • Pankaj Agarwal
  • Shivnath Babu
  • Robert Calderbank
  • Jeff Chase
  • Vincent Conitzer
  • Landon Cox
  • Bruce Donald
  • Alex Hartemink
  • Alvy Lebeck
  • Richard Lucic (non-voting)
  • Bruce Maggs
  • Kamesh Munagala
  • John Reif
  • Xiaobai Sun
  • Carlo Tomasi
  • Jun Yang
  • Xiaowei Yang

Graduate Admissions Committee

The Graduate Admissions Committee acts for the department in correspondence with prospective graduate students and in recommending candidates to the Graduate School for admission to graduate study in the department and for fellowships. At the end of its activities, the committee delivers the list of students recommended for admission also to the Chair of the Graduate Program Committee, together with an assignment of faculty members to students for recruitment purposes. This committee also nominates candidates for competitive Duke University scholarships and fellowships.

  • Carlo Tomasi (Chair)
  • Theo Benson
  • Landon Cox
  • Bruce Donald
  • Rong Ge
  • Debmalya Panigrahi
  • Ron Parr
  • Sudeepa Roy
  • Xiaobai Sun

Graduate Program Committee

The Graduate Program Committee advises the department on matters pertaining to the graduate programs. The committee reviews the graduate curriculum at least every four years, and may recommend changes to the faculty. The committee acts for the department in recommending candidates for graduate awards. The committee also coordinates graduate student recruitment activities based on the list of students and faculty assignments compiled by the Graduate Admissions Committee.

  • Pankaj Agarwal (Chair)
  • Vincent Conitzer
  • Kamesh Munagala
  • Brendan Tschaen
  • Jun Yang

Course-only Master's Committee

The Master's Committee administers the final oral exam for Master's degree candidates who have chosen the program's course-only option. The committee asks questions based on the contents of the portfolio the student has submitted electronically, and makes a decision of Pass or Fail for the degree. The committee may also be asked to approve aspects of an MS student's course of study, and to advise students when requested.

  • Landon Cox (Chair)
  • Pankaj Agarwal
  • Jeffrey Chase

inDuke Steering Committee

The inDuke Steering Committee oversees certain administrative and policy aspects of the Department's Industry Partners Program. The Chair of the committee is the Director of inDuke. Membership includes representation from ECE, CS, and Industry. The items in the purview of this committee include: planning and implementation of inDuke events, evaluating program development and success metrics, budgetary issues and monitoring expenditures of program funds, and evaluating and making recommendations to the faculty regarding administrative and policy matters related to inDuke.

  • Richard Lucic (Chair)
  • Bruce Maggs
  • John Reif

Departmental Infrastructure Committee

The Departmental Infrastructure Committee oversees the operation of the Department's Computing Laboratory and advises the Chair on space allocation issues in both the LSRC and North buildings. The Chair delegates to this committee the task of advising the Computing Laboratory manager and staff on matters of policy, funding, operations, priority, and equipment acquisition concerning the Department's computing infrastructure.

  • Jeff Chase (Chair)
  • Bruce Donald
  • Alex Hartemink
  • Joe Shamblin
  • Xiaobai Sun

Teaching Excellence Committee

The Teaching Excellence Committee is composed of the DUS, DGS, and Assistant or Associate Chair. This committee reviews the teaching performance of all faculty in the department. The committee provides the Chair with a ranked list (excluding committee members) of the best teachers in the department for possible consideration in salary recommendations and teaching honors. It also alerts the Chair to cases where faculty teaching performance seems unsatisfactory.

  • Richard Lucic (Chair)
  • Owen Astrachan
  • Landon Cox
  • Susan Rodger

Undergraduate Program Committee

The Undergraduate Program Committee advises the department on matters pertaining to the undergraduate programs. The committee reviews the undergraduate curriculum for Computer Science majors at least every four years, and may recommend changes to the faculty. The committee acts for the department in recommending candidates for undergraduate awards.

  • Owen Astrachan (Chair)
  • Salman Azhar
  • Landon Cox
  • Robert Duvall
  • Jeff Forbes
  • Ron Parr
  • Susan Rodger
  • Carlo Tomasi

Communications Committee

The Communications Committee oversees certain administrative and policy aspects of the department's Web site including matters of priority, content, maintenance and development. The committee also advises on all marketing collateral for the department.

  • Pankaj Agarwal (Chair)
  • Owen Astrachan
  • Celeste Hodges
  • Ron Parr