Dean of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Thu Nguyen, Professor of Computer Science, joined the Rutgers faculty in 1999 and served as associate chair for five years and chair for two, overseeing a crucial expansion of computer science faculty during a time of rapid technological change. His research focuses on building efficient, sustainable, and dependable computer systems and improving computer science education. As Area Dean, he works with department chairs in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) and the Executive Dean to assist with the hiring and promotion of faculty, maintaining oversight of undergraduate and graduate instruction within departments and programs, and working with faculty and chairs to promote professional and departmental development. Dean Nguyen participates in the strategic planning and decision-making process of the School of Arts and Sciences providing recommendations and assistance to the Executive Dean.