Following a nationwide search and extensive campus participation, Dr. William Fritz, CSI Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, is pleased to report to the College community the appointment of Dr. E.K. (EUN) Park as the Dean of Research and Graduate Studies at the College of Staten Island, effective October 1, 2009.

Dr. Park is an accomplished scholar, teacher, and administrator. He is the author of Mobile and Wireless Internet: Protocol, Algorithms, and Systems; has edited volumes for the IEEE, and he has reviewed several books. Dr. Park’s publications also include numerous refereed journal articles; conference, workshop, and symposium papers (over 160 research publications in computer communications and networks, optical networks, data mining and bioinformatics, optimizations, information and knowledge management, software architecture, software engineering, distributed systems, and object-oriented methodology, among others); and he has given many invited talks and research presentations. Dr. Park is the founder of the International Conference on Computer Communication (ICCCN) and the International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM). His numerous awards include best paper awards, as well as multiple awards for teaching/research, outstanding scholarship, and outstanding leadership. Dr. Park is also the recipient of many federal and industry grants in support of his research. He has served as Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editor of journals in his research areas. Dr. Park also has served as General Chair and Program Chair of various IEEE and ACM conferences and workshops.

Prior to joining CSI, Dr. Park held the position of National Science Foundation Program Director in the Division of Computing and Communications Foundation (CCF) and the Division of Computer and Network Systems (CNS). Dr. Park was a Professor in, and Chair of, the Department of Software Architecture (it became the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering) at the University of Missouri. He was also a Research Scientist and Fellow at the Naval Research Lab in Washington, DC. Dr. Park’s background includes industrial experience in computer systems and software-related projects.

Dr. Park received a PhD from EECS Department, Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

“I commend the outstanding work of the search committee co-chaired by Professor Alfred Levine, Interim Dean, Research and Graduate Studies, and former Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, Francisco Soto,” Dr. Fritz said. ” The Committee’s diligence and insight produced an impressive pool of applicants, and its hard work assured a successful outcome of this important search.

“On behalf of myself, the faculty, administration, and staff, I would like to express our sincere appreciation to Professor Alfred Levine for his leadership as Interim Dean for Research and Graduate Studies. His efforts this past year have brought direction and focus to these two important areas.”

Dr. E. K. Park is the new Dean of Research and Graduate Studies at the College of Staten Island.