Carnegie Mellon University

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December 08, 2017

Garlan Named Associate Dean for Master's Programs

By Byron Spice

David Garlan, professor of computer science in the Institute for Software Research, has been named associate dean for master's programs in the School of Computer Science.

"We are very lucky to have David in this role because he was one of the original pioneers of master's education within the college, successfully nurturing the Master of Science in Software Engineering to its current status as the gold standard around the world for graduate education in software engineering," said SCS Dean Andrew Moore.

A faculty member since 1990, Garlan developed several required courses for the Master of Software Engineering program. His 1996 textbook with Mary Shaw, Software Architecture: Perspectives of an Emerging Discipline, was the early definitive textbook of the field. In 2002, Garlan became director of Software Engineering Professional Programs, where he led the evolution of the original Master of Software Engineering program to a suite of professional programs with specific themes.

Garlan has received numerous honors for his contributions to software engineering, most recently receiving the Nancy Mead Award for Excellence in Software Engineering Education.