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Source: Gurdip Singh, 785-532-7945, gurdip@k-state.edu
News release prepared by Mary Rankin, 785-532-6715, mrankin@k-state.edu

Thursday, April 16, 2009

GURDIP SINGH TO HEAD DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTING AND INFORMATION SCIENCES IN
K-STATE'S COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

MANHATTAN -- Gurdip Singh, professor, has been named head of the department of computing and information sciences at Kansas State University. He will begin his duties July 1.

"We are extremely pleased to welcome Dr. Singh to our leadership team," said John English, dean of the College of Engineering. "His strong credentials and demonstrated skills in leadership, research and teaching will serve him well in this new capacity."

Singh joined computing and information sciences at K-State in 1991 and most recently, in addition to teaching and research, he has been serving as the graduate program director for the department.

Singh received a bachelor of technology degree in computer science from Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi in 1986, and master's and doctoral degrees in computer science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1989 and 1991, respectively.

His areas of research interest include model-driven design and optimization, modular design of protocols, distributed algorithms and real-time embedded systems.

"I look forward to the challenge of this new position," Singh said, "though I know I will have big shoes to fill in following Dr. Wallentine, who has led our department so capably these past years."

Current department head Virgil Wallentine will return to his regular duties this summer.