Computer scientist to run Harvard’s largest school - Local News Updates - The Boston Globe
Incoming Harvard President Drew G. Faust has tapped a well-liked computer scientist to be dean of Harvard’s largest school, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Many professors believed that Faust, a historian, would choose a scientist to help lead Harvard’s major expansion in the sciences, including a new science-focused campus soon to rise on the university’s land in Allston.
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Colleagues and University officials say Smith is poised to address the most significant issues confronting the Faculty: general education and the expansion into Allston. Faust said she admires Smith’s core training as an engineer, which she said will enable him to bring an analytical perspective to large projects like Allston. “He takes great pride in understanding the implications of x and how x leads to y and y to z,” Faust said in a joint phone interview with Smith yesterday.