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Diane Souvaine

Computer Science
Adjunct Professor, Mathematics

Diane Souvaine

Computer Science
Adjunct Professor, Mathematics

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

Diane L. Souvaine is 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.

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: 

Senior Advisor to the Provost, Tufts University


Vice Provost for Research, Tufts University


Professor, Department of Computer Science, Tufts School of Engineering


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: 
2018-present: Chair, National Science Board
2016-2018: 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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