Pascal Van Hentenryck has been appointed a chair in Data Intensive Computing within the Research School of Computer Science as a part of Professor Ian Young’s plans to reform the research base of the ANU.
Professor John Hosking, Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science, said he is delighted that Van Hentenryck will be joining ANU.
“He is an outstanding academic who is able to integrate multiple areas of computer science together and will strongly drive our data intensive science initiative building on our existing strengths in high performance computing, machine learning, data mining and matching, optimisation, algorithmics and visualisation.”
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Professor Van Hentenryck said that he was attracted to ANU because of its strong reputation and the exciting opportunities for research in big data and evidence-based decision support.
“I’m looking forward to creating synergies between machine learning, optimisation, and high-performance computing, and other areas of strength at ANU such as public policy” he said.
Research School of Computer Science Director Alistair Rendell said “Pascal complements our existing research strengths well, but also brings a strong track record of technology transfer both to industry and to other areas of academia.”