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Kulkarni selected as master of Butler College

Sanjeev Kulkarni , associate professor of electrical engineering , has been named master of Butler College , effective July 1, succeeding Lee Mitchell.

Sanjeev Kulkarni Kulkarni, a Princeton faculty member since 1991, currently serves as associate dean for academic affairs in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, where he has been a longtime freshman adviser. He also is an affiliated faculty member of the Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering and the Department of Philosophy.

Kulkarni has taught a broad range of courses in electrical engineering, computer science, philosophy, and operations research and financial engineering. He has won five Excellence in Teaching Awards from the Undergraduate Engineering Council.

Kulkarni's research interests include statistical pattern recognition, nonparametric estimation, learning and adaptive systems, information theory, wireless networks, signal/image/video processing, and econometrics and finance. He is a faculty fellow at Forbes College, a member of the Committee on Discipline and a former member of the Undergraduate Life Committee.

The appointment was announced by Nancy Malkiel, dean of the college, and Kathleen Deignan, dean of undergraduate students. A faculty member serves as the head of each of Princeton's five residential colleges. The masters work closely with their staffs to build supportive communities and to devise programs and activities to extend education beyond the classroom.

Contact: Ruth Stevens (609) 258-3601

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