Jeffrey S. Vitter, Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor

Jeffrey S. Vitter

Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor

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  • Assistant computer performance analyst, Standard Oil Company of California, San Francisco, CA (summers), 1976–1977.
  • Research and teaching assistant, Stanford University, 1977–1980.
  • Teaching fellow, Stanford University, 1979.
  • Assistant professor, Brown University, 1980–1985.
  • Associate professor (with tenure), Brown University, 1985–1988.
  • Member, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley, CA, 1986.
  • Visiting professor, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France, 1986–1987.
  • Directeur scientifique, Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (INRIA), Rocquencourt, France, 1986–1987.
  • Lecturer, 2nd Asian School on Computer Science, Bangkok, Thailand, 1987.
  • Visiting professor (short-term), Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France, 1988.
  • Professor, Brown University, 1988–1992.
  • Visiting professor (short-term), Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France, 1989.
  • Associate member, Center of Excellence in Space Data and Information Sciences (CESDIS), 1989–2000.
  • Visiting professor (short-term) and/or adjunct professor, Tulane University, 1990–2006.
  • Professor, Duke University, 1993.
  • Chair of the Department of Computer Science, Duke University, 1993–2001.
  • Gilbert, Louis, and Edward Lehrman Professor (distinguished professorship), Duke University, 1993–2002.
  • Adjunct professor, Brown University, 1993–1999.
  • Founding member, Center for Geometric Computing, Brown University, 1995–2002.
  • Founding member and co-director, Center for Geometric and Biological Computing (formerly Center for Geometric Computing), Duke University, 1997–2002.
  • Visiting professor (short-term), University of Aarhus, Århus, Denmark, 1998.
  • Professeur invité, Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (INRIA), Sophia Antipolis, France, 1998–1999.
  • Adjunct professor, Duke University, 2002–present.
  • Frederick L. Hovde Dean of the College of Science and Professor, Purdue University, 2002–2008.
  • Adjunct professor, Purdue University, 2008–present.
  • Provost and executive vice president for academics, Texas A&M University, 2008–2009.
  • Professor, Texas A&M University, 2008–2010.
  • Provost and executive vice chancellor, the University of Kansas, 2010–present.
  • Professor, the University of Kansas, 2010–present.
  • Roy A. Roberts Distinguished Professor, the University of Kansas, 2011–present.
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