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Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Rice Engineering News
November 19, 2020
Luay Nakhleh (lu-EYE NOCK-lay), the J. S. Abercrombie Professor and chair of the
Department of Computer Science at Rice University, will become the William and
Stephanie Sick Dean of the university’s George R. Brown School of Engineering on
Jan. 1, 2021.
Nakhleh will succeed Interim Dean and Professor of Civil and Environmental
Engineering Robert Griffin, who was appointed to the position July 1 when former
Dean Reginald DesRoches took office as Rice’s provost.
Nakhleh joined Rice in 2004. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the
[Computer Science Faculty]
Technion – Israel Institute
of Technology, a master’s from Texas A&M University and a doctorate from the
University of Texas at Austin, all in computer science.