Hoboken-based Stevens Institute of Technology announced that Yehia Massoud has been named the new dean of the School of Systems and Enterprises.
Massoud had been the head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and will assume his new role on Jan. 1, 2018.
“I am very pleased that a scholar and academic administrator of Dr. Massoud’s caliber will join the Stevens senior academic leadership,” said Christophe Pierre, provost at Stevens Institute of Technology. “I am confident that his vision, experience, drive and commitment to excellence will enable him to propel SSE to higher levels of achievement and distinction as a vibrant hub for systems science and engineering. Dr. Massoud’s leadership will be a vital part of our efforts to continue Stevens’ steep upward trajectory as we further develop our stature as a premier institution.”
As dean of SSE, Massoud will oversee the school's interdisciplinary systems science and engineering.
“It is a great honor to have been selected as the next dean of the School of Systems and Enterprises, one of the first schools in the world dedicated to systems science and engineering,” Massoud said in a statement. “SSE is building on its strengths as a world leader in systems science and engineering while leveraging strong interdisciplinary collaborations to play a transformative role in facilitating far-reaching solutions to some of the most pressing challenges facing our society in fields such as data analytics, security, health care and transportation.”