Iyer chosen as Vice Chancellor for Research

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By Rick Kubetz, College of Engineeering
June 13, 2008

  • Prof. Ravishankar "ravi" Iyer has been chosen to serve as Interim Vice Chancellor for Research pending Board of Trustees approval.
  • The vice chancellor for research is the senior campus officer with responsibility for advancing research at Illinois. His office works with college deans, department heads, faculty, and graduate students, as well as external agencies and groups, on behalf of the university's research and graduate programs.
  • yer replaces Charles ("Chip") Zukoski, who has served as the vice chancellor for research since June 2002.
Ravishankar "Ravi" Iyer
Ravishankar "Ravi" Iyer

ECE Professor Ravishankar ("Ravi") Iyer, the George and Ann Fisher Distinguished Professor of Engineering, has been chosen to serve as interim vice chancellor for research for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, pending approval of the Board of Trustees. Iyer is director of the Coordinated Science Laboratory (CSL).

"Ravi is also well known for his leadership skills and I am delighted to have him as part of the campus leadership team," stated Chancellor Richard Herman. "CSL is characterized by its outreach across campus and the promotion of large multi-disciplinary projects, and as its director, (Ravi) has taken the laboratory to a level of visibility and multi-disciplinary excellence, characteristic of the best on this campus and indeed, the nation."

The vice chancellor for research is the senior campus officer with responsibility for advancing research at Illinois. His office works with college deans, department heads, faculty, and graduate students, as well as external agencies and groups, on behalf of the university's research and graduate programs.

Iyer, who has served as CSL director since 2000, is also an affiliate professor of the Department of Computer Science, director of the Motorola Center for Communication, and co-director of the Center for Reliable and High-performance Computing. For his own research, Iyer has been recognized as having made fundamental and pioneering contributions to the design and validation of reliable and secure computing systems.

Iyer replaces Charles ("Chip") Zukoski, who has served as the vice chancellor for research since June 2002. Zukoski, who is the William H. and Janet G. Lycan Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is planning to return to the faculty.

Editor's note: media inquiries should be directed to Brad Petersen, Director of Communications, at bradp@illinois.edu or (217) 244-6376.

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