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 chair of the National Science Board, the governing body of the National Science Foundation.