Srisa-an named School of Computing Director

Witawas Srisa-an
Witawas Srisa-an

Witawas (Witty) Srisa-an, professor in the School of Computing, has been appointed as director of the school. He replaces founding director Marilyn Wolf, now director for engineering and technology initiatives in the Office of Research and Economic Development.

Srisa-an joined the UNL Department of Computer Science and Engineering as an assistant professor in 2002. He was promoted to associate professor in 2008 and full professor in 2021. He became vice chair of the department in 2018 and served as interim department chair in 2019. He was named senior associate director when the department became the School of Computing in 2021.

Srisa-an’s research interests include programming languages, runtime systems, software engineering and cybersecurity, with a focus on leveraging programming language concepts and runtime properties to ensure dependability and security in complex software systems. His research activities have been supported by NSF, AFOSR, DARPA, NSA, and the DoE.

"The School of Computing is a special place with fantastic growth potential, collaborative faculty, and unwavering commitments to research, education, and outreach activities,” said Srisa-an. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to lead the School of Computing as we continue contributing to the computing mission of the College of Engineering and UNL."

"I also would like to thank the founding director, Dr. Marilyn Wolf, for creating a solid foundation for the school. I wish her the very best in her appointment at ORED," he said.

The School of Computing includes nearly 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students and more than 40 faculty members. Undergraduate degree programs are offered in computer science, computer engineering, data science and software engineering, along with graduate programs conferring master’s and doctoral degrees.