Vanderbilt University has recently announced the establishment of the College of Connected Computing, a new college dedicated to the fields of computing, artificial intelligence (AI), data science and related disciplines. The interdisciplinary college will collaborate with all of Vanderbilt’s schools and colleges to drive breakthrough discoveries and advance computing education through a “computing for all” approach. This new college will be led by a Dean who will report to the Provost and Provost for Academic Affairs Dr. C. Cibele Raver and the Dean of the Technical School, Dr. Krishnend Roy.

Chancellor Dr. Daniel Dirmeier emphasized the importance of advanced computing, AI, and data science in shaping society, stating that Vanderbilt must contribute more to these rapidly evolving disciplines to continue fulfilling its mission of preparing students for their careers and advancing research. The goal is to make Vanderbilt a global leader in these fields, fostering academic excellence and promoting world-changing innovation.

According to Raver, the College of Connected Computing will allow Vanderbilt to expand its existing programs and provide students with superior educational opportunities. The college will enable the university to drive breakthrough discoveries at the intersection of computing and other fields, effectively using advanced computing to solve significant societal challenges.

Dr. Roy described the establishment of the interdisciplinary college as a key moment for both the Faculty of Engineering and the entire university. He emphasized

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