Andrew Appel appointed Chair of the Department of Computer Science
July 1, 2009
Professor Andrew Appel '81 has been appointed as the new Chair of the Department of Computer Science, effective July 1, 2009. Appel joined the department in 1986. He succeeds Larry Peterson, who completed his six-year term on June 30. Appel is a member of Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy. His research is in computer security, programming languages and compilers, automated theorem proving, and technology policy. He received his A.B. summa cum laude in physics from Princeton in 1981, and his Ph.D. in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University in 1985. He has been Editor in Chief of ACM Transactions on Programming Languages and Systems and is a Fellow of the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery).