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Watch: Message from Incoming Dean of Baskin Engineering

By Sara Isenberg
Founder, Publisher, Editor-in-Chief, Santa Cruz Tech Beat

July 1, 2016 — Santa Cruz, CA

Today, July 1, Alexander Wolf officially steps into his new role.

You may recall that UC Santa Cruz named Alexander Wolf as the new dean of Baskin Engineering last January. Wolf succeeds Joe Konopelski, who served as interim dean since Art Ramirez stepped down in July 2014.

From UCSC Names New Dean of Baskin Engineering, 1/12/16:

Wolf comes to UC Santa Cruz from Imperial College London, where he is a chaired professor in the Department of Computing. Prior to that, he held the Charles Victor Schelke Chair in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

“Chancellor Blumenthal and I are impressed with Alex Wolf’s leadership and administrative experience. We believe that he has much to offer the Baskin School of Engineering as it continues to grow and build on its core strengths,” said Alison Galloway, campus provost and executive vice chancellor of UC Santa Cruz.

Wolf said he was attracted to the Baskin School of Engineering’s 21st century view of engineering. “The technologies that enable our digital society are all represented in the departments of the Baskin School of Engineering,” he said. “If you look at the big trends in Silicon Valley, such as data science, bioengineering, social networks, computer games, mobile and pervasive computing, and “smart” power, they are very well aligned with the areas of expertise at UC Santa Cruz. I am excited to be joining this unique academic and industrial setting.”

Watch this video message from Alexander Wolf, incoming Dean of Baskin Engineering:


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