The New Jersey Institute of Technology has named former research executive Marek Rusinkiewicz to become dean of its College of Computing Sciences.
Rusinkiewicz replaces interim dean James Geller, effective Sunday. He joins the Newark-based science and technology school after a lengthy business career, most recently serving as senior group vice president and the general manager of applied research laboratories at Telcordia Technologies, formerly Bell Communication Research.
According to a bio provided by NJIT, Rusinkiewicz's division conducted research in wireless communications, network management and protocols, mathematical sciences, software engineering, information processing, and information security. Telcordia customers included telecommunications carriers and government agencies.
Before joining Telcordia, Rusinkiewicz was vice president for information technology research of Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corp.
He has also held academic positions at the University of Glasgow, Warsaw University of Technology, the University of Michigan and the University of Houston, where he was a professor of computer science until 1999.
Rusinkiewicz's research interests include heterogeneous database systems, distributed computing, workflow management, and agent-based systems, areas where his work has been widely published. Since 1998, he has been editor in chief of the World Wide Web Journal.
NJIT's College of Computing Sciences is the university's newest school, formed in 2001. It enrolls about 1,600 graduate and undergraduate students for degrees ranging from the bachelor to doctoral level. About 50 faculty members are assigned to this college.