ACM Fellow Randal Bryant Joins White House Staff To Tackle Big Data

By David Bruggeman
August 25, 2014

Randal Bryant, University Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, has accepted a temporary assignment to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).  Bryant, an ACM Fellow since 2000 and the 1998 recipient of ACM’s Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award, will work on Big Data issues as an adviser to OSTP Deputy Director for Policy Tom Kalil.  His title will be Assistant Director for Information Technology Research and Development, and he expects to work on applications of large-scale information sources to government operations.

Bryant recently completed a decade of service as Dean of Carnegie Mellon’s School of Computer Science, and has been with the University for 30 years. Bryant’s research is in formal verification of hardware systems, and his Kanellakis Award recognized his work in symbolic model checking.