Governance

Several important committees help DIMACS plan future programs and execute current ones.Three that are critical to center-wide governance are the Advisory Board, the Executive Committee, and the DIMACS Council. Several other committees offer more specific guidance associated with special foci or other individual programs.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is the the main decision-making body that advises the director. It is comprised of the DIMACS leadership (director and associate directors) and a representative from each DIMACS unit. The Executive Committee meets roughly monthly during the academic year.

  • Rebecca Wright, Director
  • Fred S. Roberts, CCICADA Director
  • Tamra Carpenter, DIMACS Associate Director
  • Midge Cozzens, DIMACS Associate Director for Education
  • Dennis Egan, CCICADA¬†Assistant Director
  • Lazaros Gallos, DIMACS Associate Director
  • Robert Tarjan, Co-Director - Princeton
  • Elliott Anshelevich, RPI
  • Endre Boros, Rutgers - RUTCOR
  • Martin Farach-Colton, Rutgers - CS
  • Bob Gilman, Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Marco Gruteser, Rutgers - Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • John Kolassa, Rutgers - Statistics
  • Edmund Lattime, Cancer Institute of NJ
  • Konstantin Mischaikow, Rutgers - Math
  • David Pennock, Microsoft Research
  • Dana Randall, Georgia Tech
  • Michael Saks, Rutgers - Math
  • Baruch Schieber, IBM Research
  • Rocco Servedio, Columbia
  • Eric van den Berg, Perspecta Labs
  • Lisa Zhang, Nokia Bell Labs
Council

The Council includes all members of the Executive Committee plus one additional representative from each DIMACS unit, as designated by the unit. The Council extends the Executive Committee to provide broader perspective and a diversity of opinions. The Council meets once per semester.

  • All members of the Executive Committee
  • Eric Allender, Rutgers - CS
  • Giovanni Di Crescenzo,¬†Perspecta Labs
  • Janos Komlos, Rutgers - Math
  • Carl Nuzman, Nokia Bell Labs
  • Siddhartha Sen, Microsoft
  • Emina Soljanin, Rutgers - Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Nikos Triandopoulos, Stevens - CS
  • Minge Xie, Rutgers - Statistics
Advisory Board

The Advisory Board is a largely external body that offers long-term strategic vision and oversight. It meets roughly every two years.

  • W. Richards Adrion, University of Massachusetts Amherst (emeritus)
  • Jennifer Chayes, Microsoft
  • Ronald Graham, University of California, San Diego
  • Alexander Gray, IBM
  • Juris Hartmanis, Cornell University (emeritus)
  • Sampath Kannan, University of Pennsylvania
  • Richard Karp, University of California, Berkeley (emeritus)
  • Jon Kettenring, Drew University
  • Daniel Kleitman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (emeritus)
  • Eva Lee, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Suzanne Lenhart, University of Tennessee
  • David Madigan, Columbia University
  • Eva Tardos, Cornell University
  • Peter Winkler, Dartmouth College (Advisory Board Chair)
  • Mihalis Yannakakis, Columbia University