Interim appointment of vice chancellor of research

To: UCSC Faculty and Staff

From: Campus Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor Alison Galloway

I'm delighted to announce that Scott Brandt, a professor of computer science and the associate dean of research and graduate studies in the Baskin School of Engineering, has agreed to serve as interim vice chancellor of research. Pending approval from UC President Mark Yudof, this appointment will begin July 1 and extend until we fill the position on a permanent basis. As previously announced, we will reopen the search in the coming year.

Professor Brandt is well-positioned to champion UCSC research and faculty to Silicon Valley and beyond and to bolster our technology transfer capabilities. Prior to joining our faculty in 1999, Scott spent 10 years in industry, holds seven patents, and has launched three startups. His own research focuses on computer systems, specifically storage systems, real-time systems, and performance management. He has published 135 peer-reviewed papers and articles and has received 27 grants and gifts totaling over $18 million since 1999. Several companies have incorporated his work into their products and projects, including NetApp, Microsoft, Yahoo!, Symantec, and Apple.

He has vibrant relationships with industry and the U.S. National Laboratories. On campus, he is the co-founder and director of the Institute for Scalable Scientific Data Management, a collaboration of UCSC and Los Alamos National Lab; he is co-founder and director of the of the UCSC Systems Research Laboratory; and he is a co-founder of the UCSC Storage Systems Research Center (SSRC). Scott received his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Colorado.

Please join me in congratulating him on this opportunity and thanking him for his service to the campus.