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Schnabel Appointed to CRA Board


September 1999

Robert (Bobby) Schnabel photo

Professor Robert (Bobby) Schnabel was appointed in August to the Board of Directors of the Computing Research Association (CRA). Bobby represents SIAM, one of the affiliated professional societies of CRA, on the board. According to CRA, its "... Board of Directors is a distinguished group of leaders in computing research from academia and industry. The board is elected by CRA's member organizations. Representatives from each of our affiliated professional societies are also appointed to serve on the board."

Bobby's first assignment as a board member is to organize the Academic Careers workshop for new or soon-to-be faculty. The workshop will be held in June 2000 in San Diego, in conjunction with Usenix. Bobby has been a presenter in that workshop the last couple of times.

Bobby joined the Department of Computer Science in 1977 as an assistant professor. His teaching interests are in numerical computation, numerical optimization, and parallel computation. In spring 1999 he taught CSCI 6676, Numerical Methods for Nonlinear Optimization. His research interests encompass numerical computation including numerical solution of unconstrained and constrained optimization problems, solution of systems of nonlinear equations, and nonlinear least squares; parallel and distributed computation including parallel numerical languages and tools, and parallel algorithms and applications of optimization to molecular chemistry. He's involved in the department's Global Optimization Research Group.

He now spends most of his time serving the Boulder Campus of CU as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic and Campus Technology. His administrative duties include being faculty director of ATLAS (Alliance for Technology Learning and Society) and Chief Information Officer. His other professional service responsibilities include serving on the SIAM Council and the Board of Directors of the Universities Space Research Association, and serving as education section editor for SIAM Review and as associate editor of SIAM Journal on Optimization.

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