Vice Chancellor to Represent University of California on State Board

Michael J. Pazzani appointed to the California Computer Science Strategic Implementation Advisory Panel

Photo shows Michael Pazzani.

Michael Pazzani is the vice chancellor for research and economic development at UC Riverside. Photo credit: Carlos Puma.

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Michael J. Pazzani, 59, of Riverside, has been appointed to the Computer Science Strategic Implementation Advisory Panel. Pazzani has served as a vice chancellor of research and economic development and professor for computer science and engineering at the University of California, Riverside since 2012.

He was vice president of research and economic development and distinguished professor of computer science at Rutgers University from 2005 to 2012. Pazzani was director of the Information and Intelligent Systems Division at the National Science Foundation from 2002 to 2006 and chief executive officer and co-founder at AdaptiveInfo from 2000 to 2002.

He was chair of information and computer science at the University of California, Irvine from 1995 to 2000, where he was a professor from 1988 to 2005. Pazzani was a technical staff member at Aerospace Corporation from 1984 to 1988 and at Mitre Corporation from 1980 to 1983, where he was a group leader from 1983 to 1984. He is a member of the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California Board of Directors.

Pazzani earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in computer science from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Master of Science degree in computer engineering from the University of Connecticut. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Pazzani is registered without party preference.

Appointment announcement originally published here.

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