Dr. Dennis Livesay, the Dave House Dean of Computing, has announced that Dr. Laura Brown has been appointed Director of Data of Science Initiatives, a new leadership position within the College of Computing that reinforces the growing importance of data science in both the college’s strategic growth priorities and the industries the college serves.
“Laura has provided exemplary leadership in data science to the college and university for years. This new role formalizes her role, while also setting our expectations even higher,” says Dean Livesay. “Growing data science at Michigan Tech is one of our biggest priorities.”
Dr. Brown will guide the college’s focus on growing enrollment in the M.S. in Data Science, work to identify new data science degree opportunities, and assist in developing broad research teams across the university.
The College of Computing, established in 2019, works to meet the technological and talent needs of the 21st century. As Michigan’s only academic unit focused solely on computing, the College has quickly become a key provider of expertise and talent in artificial intelligence, software engineering, data science, cybersecurity, mechatronics, and more.