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Diane Souvaine

Professor
Computer Science
Adjunct Professor, Mathematics

Diane Souvaine

Professor
Computer Science
Adjunct Professor, Mathematics

Phone 617-627-2486
Halligan Hall, Room 239
161 College Avenue, Medford, MA
Research: 
computational geometry, design and analysis of algorithms, computational complexity
Biography: 

Diane L. Souvaine is senior advisor to the provost and a professor in the Department of Computer Science. She holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Mathematics. She served as vice provost for research from 2012-2016 and chaired the Department of Computer Science from 2002-2009. Prior to Tufts, Souvaine was a member of the Rutgers University faculty for 12 years.

She is currently vice chair of the National Science Board, the governing body of the National Science Foundation.

Education: 
Ph.D., Computer Science, Princeton University, 1986
M.S.E., Computer Science, Princeton University
A.M.S.L., Mathematical Sciences, Dartmouth College
B.A., Mathematics and English, Harvard University
Professional Experience: 
2016-present:

Senior Advisor to the Provost, Tufts University

2012-2016:

Vice Provost for Research, Tufts University

1998-present:

Professor, Department of Computer Science, Tufts School of Engineering

1986-1998:

Department of Computer Science, Rutgers University

  • 1992-1998: Associate Professor
  • 1986-1992: Assistant Professor
Selected Honors and Awards: 
2016: Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
2008, 2012: Appointed Member, National Science Board
2008: Lillian and Joseph Leibner Award for Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring, Tufts University
2005: Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Fellow, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Selected Professional Activities: 
2016-present: Vice Chair, National Science Board
Professional Memberships: 
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Teaching/Courses Taught: 
COMP-0011: Introduction to Computer Science
COMP-0015: Data Structures
COMP-0160: Algorithms
COMP-0163: Computational Geometry
COMP-0263: Advanced Computational Geometry

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