NEW PROFESSORSHIP IN COMPUTER SCIENCE AWARDED TO CHAO
A new professorship in software engineering made possible by prominent BGSU alumni has been awarded to an accomplished member of the Department of Computer Science. Dr. Joseph Chao, associate professor and chair of the department, has been named the inaugural Shantanu and Reni Narayen Endowed Professor for a three-year term beginning fall 2017.
Under Chao’s leadership, the department developed a software engineering (S.E.) specialization in 2015 and will offer a new bachelor of science degree for students majoring in the discipline beginning this fall. His plan under the Narayen professorship is to focus on student recruitment, program expansion and strategic planning for the future.
“The next logical step for the computer science department is to grow the software engineering program and become a leader in S.E. education,” Chao said. “This is a natural evolution of our program, and it will provide students with additional credentials for employment in a rapidly growing field.”