Robert B. Schnabel
Dean, School of Informatics
Professor of Computer Science and Informatics
schnabel [at] indiana.edu
Informatics East, Room 210
- Ph.D., at Cornell University, 1977
- M.S., at Cornell University, 1975
- B.A., at Dartmouth College, 1971
Bobby Schnabel is Dean of the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University. In this position he leads a multi-campus school of approximately 100 faculty members at the Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses, including undergraduate and graduate programs in the departments of computer science and informatics at Bloomington and in informatics at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. He is a Professor in the departments of computer science and informatics at IU Bloomington.
Prior to beginning this position in July 2007, Dr. Schnabel served as Vice Provost for Academic and Campus Technology and Chief Information Officer at the University of Colorado at Boulder from 1998-2007. He also served as founding director of the Alliance for Technology, Learning and Society (ATLAS), a campus-wide institute that serves as a catalyst for multidisciplinary curricular, research and outreach activities involving the content and tools of information technology, from 1997-2007. He was on the faculty of the University of Colorado at Boulder from 1977-2007, also serving as chair of the Department of Computer Science from 1990 to 1995, and as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Engineering and Applied Science from 1995 to 1997.
Dr. Schnabel’s teaching and research interests are in the areas of scientific and parallel computation, including applications to molecular chemistry problems. He is the author of over 100 technical papers and has given over 50 invited conference presentations. He has been principal investigator or co-principal investigator on over $30M in research funding from the National Science Foundation, the Army Research Office, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and other organizations. Currently he serves as editor-in-chief of the flagship journal of the Society for Applied and Industrial Mathematics, SIAM Review; as a member of the Board of Directors of the Computing Research Association; as chair of the ACM Education Policy Committee; as chair of the advisory committee for the Computing Alliance of Hispanic Serving Institutions; and on the advisory committee for the Institute for Capacity Building of the United Negro College Fund. He served for six years as chair of the Information Technology Deans group of CRA. He is a co-founder and executive team member of the National Center for Women & Information Technology, and at Colorado was a PI on the Alliance for the Advancement of African-American Researchers in Computing funded by NSF as part of the Broadening Participation in Computing program.
Dr. Schnabel received the B.A. degree in mathematics from Dartmouth College in 1971, summa cum laude, and the M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science from Cornell University in 1975 and 1977, respectively.
- Scientific and Parallel Computation