Srihari named dean of the Watson School at Binghamton University
BINGHAMTON, NY – Krishnaswami 'Hari' Srihari, distinguished professor in the Department of Systems Sciences and Industrial Engineering, has accepted the position of dean of the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science at Binghamton University.
Currently chair of the Department of Systems Science and Industrial Engineering, Srihari is also director of the Watson Institute for Systems Excellence (WISE) and associate director of the Integrated Electronics Engineering Center (IEEC).
Srihari joined Binghamton University in August 1988. He received his master’s and doctoral degrees in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from Virginia Polytechnic and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia.
“Dr. Srihari brings an excellent combination of interpersonal skills, strategic thinking, administrative acumen and concern for excellence in undergraduate and graduate education to the position,” said Provost Mary Ann Swain.
Srihari assumed his new responsibilities on June 1, filling the position vacated by Seshu Desu, who is the new executive director of Binghamton University’s Center for Autonomous Solar Power (CASP).