The Whiting School announces two new department chairs and an interim chair:
Yair Amir began as the new chair of the Department of Computer Science, succeeding Gregory Hager, on July 1. Director of the Distributed Systems and Networks Lab at WSE, Amir joined Johns Hopkins in 1995.
Lori Graham-Brady became the new chair of the Department of Civil Engineering, succeeding Benjamin Schafer, on July 1. Widely recognized for her scholarship in areas including computational stochastic mechanics and multiscale modeling, Graham- Brady joined Johns Hopkins in 2000.
Leslie Tung became interim chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering on June 1, following the departure of Elliot McVeigh, the Bessie Darling Massey Professor of Biomedical Engineering. Tung is principal investigator of the Cardiac Bioelectric Systems Laboratory and director of the department’s undergraduate program. A nationwide search is underway for McVeigh’s permanent replacement.