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Lynne Parker Selected as NSF Division Director

Lynne Parker

Parker stands behind a pair of robots that she helped design to be more independent.

When an accomplished faculty member takes a new position with another institution, it typically isn’t cause for celebration.

However, when that institution is the National Science Foundation and the professor can continue working with their school—as is the case with the UT’s Lynne Parker—it is a double bonus for the university.

“To be selected for this is a prestigious honor, not just for me but for UT and for the College of Engineering,” said Parker, associate head of theDepartment of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. “This puts us in select company with other universities like Stanford, Carnegie Mellon and California-Berkeley, and really validates our place on the map.”

Parker will serve as the division director of Information and Intelligent Systems in the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate at the NSF.

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