Hanan Lutfiyya appointed Chair of Computer Science
On March 10, David Wardlaw, Dean of Science announced "It is my pleasure to inform you that Dr. Hanan Lutfiyya has accepted a 5-year term as Chair of the Department of Computer Science, beginning July 1, 2011. Dr. Lutfiyya’s appointment was advanced at the recommendation of the Computer Science Chair Selection Committee, and has received the formal endorsement of the Provost.
Please join me and the members of the Computer Science Selection Committee in welcoming Hanan Lutfiyya as the Faculty of Science’s next Chair of Computer Science. I am confident that, with your support, Dr. Lutfiyya will provide effective and creative leadership for the Department."
Professor Lutfiyya research interests include software engineering, selfadaptive and self-managing systems, autonomic computing, monitoring and diagnostics, mobile systems, policies, and clouds. Her research group, in collaboration with industrial and government partners, investigates different aspects of reliable software and systems. Of special focus is self-managing systems. These are systems that are able to automatically adapt, at run-time, their behaviour to ensure that the system satisfies expected runtime requirements.
Professor Lutfiyya is a past member of the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery Grant Committee, and a past member and Chair of an NSERC Strategic Grants Committee. She is currently a member of the Computer Science Accreditation Council (CSAC). She served as program co-chair of the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM) and is currently on the steering committees for the IEEE International Symposium on Policies for Distributed Systems and Networks, and the Ontario Celebration of Women in Computing Conference. Professor Lutfiyya has served on program committees of numerous conferences and workshops, on the editorial board of invited journal issues and books, and as session chair at many conferences.