Vanderbilt University has taken the first step in a three-year plan that calls for doubling the number of computer science faculty in the engineering school.
In a release issued Thursday, a spokesperson for the VU School of Engineering detailed the hirings of 14 full-time professors including 10 computer science faculty members. The other four hires are professors of civil, environmental, mechanical and biomedical engineering.
By doubling the number of computer science professors, Vanderbilt’s School of Engineering faculty will grow by roughly 20 percent in three years, said engineering dean Philippe Fauchet. The 14 professors were selected from several hundred applications, sourced from a nationwide search, he added.
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