Prof. Pascal Bouvry, Professor of Computer Science and Head of High Performance Computing (HPC) infrastructure at the University of Luxembourg, has been appointed by the University’s Board of Governors as the new dean of the Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine. His mandate will run for five years and starts on 20 October 2023. He succeeds Prof. Jean-Marc Schlenker, dean of the Faculty since October 2018.
Prof. Bouvry earned his undergraduate degree in economics and social sciences and his Master’s degree in computer science from the University of Namur, Belgium as well as a PhD degree in computer science at the Grenoble Institute of Technology (at the time Institut national polytechnique de Grenoble, INPG), France, in 1994. He started his career in industry, gaining invaluable experience in technology consultancy and leadership in several international enterprises.
Since 2002, he is professor in computer science at the University of Luxembourg, where he heads the Parallel Computing and Optimisation Group and directs the doctoral programme in computational sciences and the certificate “SmartICT for business innovation”. Prof. Bouvry has led the University’s activities in HPC the last years and is active in various international scientific committees and technical working groups.
“I thank the outgoing dean Jean-Marc Schlenker for his dedication”, said rector Jens Kreisel, emphasising the good cooperation. “The new dean Pascal Bouvry has been instrumental in leading the internationally competitive computing infrastructure of our University. I welcome the opportunity to work closely with him, as he is a rare profile combining academic and industrial expertise and driving the creation of the next generation of experts in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.”