Skip to main content Skip to navigation
Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Kalyanaraman named interim dean

Ananth Kalyanaraman has been named interim director of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

He fills the position vacated by Partha Pande, who has recently been named interim dean of the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture. Kalyanaraman will serve in the interim role until a new dean is appointed at which time he and Pande will revert to their prior appointments.

Kalyanaraman is a Professor and Boeing Centennial Chair in computer science and holds a joint appointment at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. He is the director of the National Science Foundation / U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture-funded Institute for Agricultural AI for Transforming Workforce and Decision Support (AgAID Institute). He holds affiliate faculty positions in the Molecular Plant Sciences Graduate Program and the Paul G. Allen School for Global Health.

With WSU since 2006, he has published more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals. He is a recipient of a Department of Energy Early Career award and is well-known in the international bioinformatics and high-performance computing research communities. He was named the Voiland College of Engineering of Architecture’s Outstanding Researcher in 2019.

Kalyanaraman holds a bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology in Nagpur, India, and a doctoral degree from Iowa State University.

Ananth Kalyanaraman
Ananth Kalyanaraman