New CS Department Head—Professor Craig Wills
Professor Craig E. Wills assumed the position of the WPI Computer Science department head in January, 2011. Former department head professor Michael A. Gennert, who had been filling two positions, stepped down from the CS position to devote his full attention to being Director of Robotics Engineering.
Prof. Wills is internationally known for his work on Web performance and privacy. He received his B.S. in computer science from the University of Nebraska and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Purdue University. He has been a valued member of the WPI Computer Science faculty since 1990.
Professor Wills has an impressive vita and has been an influential figure in the Web community. He has been a member of several conference committees and was the conference chair of the 13th International World Wide Web conference in 2004.
February 14, 2011