New Faculty

Nov 28, 2002, vol. 25, no. 7



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A selection of new faculty whose appointments began on Sept. 1, 2002.


Anoop Sarkar
Anoop Sarkar has joined the school of computing science as a tenure track assistant professor. A recent PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, Sarkar has a strong publication record and conducts research in the areas of natural language and computational linguistics.


Lisa Shapiro
Lisa Shapiro has joined the philosophy department as a tenure track assistant professor. Shapiro, who holds a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh, most recently held a humanities postdoctoral fellowship at Cornell University. She was also an assistant professor at several liberal colleges in the U.S. Shapiro specializes in Descartes and the history of modern philosophy.


Sue Wilkinson
Sue Wilkinson, a professor of psychology from Loughborough University in Britain, holds the Ruth Wynn Woodward endowed professorship for a two-year visiting appointment. The endowed professorship was established to promote better understanding of the contributions of women in Canada and around the world. A leading feminist psychologist and community activist, Wilkinson's main area of research is women's health, with a special focus on women's experience with breast cancer.


Ralf Wittenberg
Ralf Wittenberg has been appointed a tenure track assistant professor in the department of mathematics. Wittenberg holds a PhD in applied and computational mathematics from Princeton University and was most recently an assistant professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Among Wittenberg's fields of interest are spatiotemporal complexity and mathematical biology.

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