Google VP to become new Carnegie Mellon dean

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PITTSBURGH (AP) – A Google vice president will become the new dean of Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science.

The Pittsburgh school says in a Tuesday release that Andrew W. Moore will become dean of the nationally known computer school in August. Carnegie Mellon is home to 12 winners of the Turing Award, the highest computer science research honor.

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt says Moore will help inspire the next generation of innovators at Carnegie Mellon. Moore taught at the school before he helped start Google’s Pittsburgh office in 2006.

Moore, who has expertise in expertise in machine learning and robotics, lives in Pittsburgh with his wife Mary and two children. He will succeed Randal Bryant, who plans to go back to teaching after serving as dean since 2004.

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