Five new full professors named to the faculty

Princeton NJ -- The appointments of five new faculty members as full professors have been approved by the Board of Trustees.

They are: Linda Colley, the Shelby Davis 1958 Professor of History, effective July 1, 2003; Daniel Garber, professor of philosophy, effective July 1, 2002; Daniel Osherson, the Henry Luce Professor of Information Technology, Consciousness and Culture, effective July 1, 2003; Nicholas Pippenger, professor of computer science, effective Sept. 1, 2003; and Robert Schapire, professor of computer science, effective Dec. 1, 2002.

Colley will come to Princeton from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she has been a Leverhulme Research Professor and professor in history since 1998. From 1982 to 1998, she was a faculty member at Yale University, being named the Richard M. Colgate Professor of History in 1992. Previously Colley was a fellow and lecturer at Cambridge University for four years.
     A specialist in modern British history, Colley's latest book "Captives: Britain, Empire and the World, 1600-1850" is forthcoming from Pantheon Books in January 2003. She is the author of "Britons: Forging the Nation, 1707-1837," published by Yale University Press in 1992; "Namier," published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson/St. Martin's Press in 1989; and "In Defiance of Oligarchy: The Tory Party, 1714-1760," published by Cambridge University Press in 1982.
     Colley received her B.A. degree from Bristol University and her Ph.D. degree from Cambridge University.

Garber arrived at Princeton from the University of Chicago, where he had been teaching since 1975, becoming a full professor in 1986. In 1995 he was named the Lawrence Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor in Philosophy and the College, and from 1995 to 1998 he was the associate provost for education and research. From 1987 to 1994 Garber chaired the philosophy department, and he twice chaired Conceptual Foundations of Science, now known as the Committee on Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science. He was a visiting professor at Princeton from 1982 to 1983.
     Garber's field of specialization is metaphysics and epistemology in the history of science and philosophy. His books include "Descartes' Metaphysical Physics," published by the University of Chicago Press in 1992 and "The Cambridge History of 17th-Century Philosophy," edited with Michael Ayers and published by Cambridge University Press in 1998. Collaborating with Roger Ariew, Garber edited and translated essays by Gottfried Leibniz, collected in "Leibniz: Philosophical Essays," published in 1989 by Hackett Press.
     He earned A.B. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University.

Osherson has been a professor in psychology at Rice University since 1997, and in 2000 he also became a professor in the computer science department. From 1996 to 1997 he was docente at the Università Vita-Saluta San Raffaele in Milan, and from 1995 to 1997 he was director of Unità di Razionalità e Decisione in San Raffaele, Italy. From 1991 to 1994 he was director of the Institut d'Intelligence Artificielle in Martigny, Switzerland. For 13 years starting in 1978 he was a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and from 1975 to 1978 he taught at the University of Pennsylvania. Osherson was an assistant professor at Stanford University from 1973 to 1975.
     Specializing in psychology and computer science, Osherson has published extensively on topics such as computational learning theory, epistemology, the psychology of reasoning, language acquisition and cognitive development. He is on the editorial board of Information and Computation and Cahiers de Psychologie Cognitive. He is the general editor of the textbook "An Invitation to Cognitive Science," second edition, published by MIT Press in 1995.
     Osherson earned a B.A. degree from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Pippenger will come to Princeton from the University of British Columbia, where he has been a professor since 1988. In 2001 he was awarded a Canada Research Chair in Computer Science. From 1973 to 1989 he held positions as a research staff member and fellow at International Business Machines. Prior to that he was a staff member at the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory.
     He is the author of "Theories of Computability," published by Cambridge University Press in 1997, and has written numerous papers on computational complexity theory, communications network switching and probability theory, among other topics.
     Pippenger received his B.S. degree from Shimer College and his Ph.D. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Schapire has been a principal member of the technical staff at AT&T Labs since 1991. His research focuses on artificial intelligence and machine learning, about which he has published extensively.
     In 1991 he received the ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award and the MIT Thesis Award for "The Design and Analysis of Efficient Learning Algorithms." He became editor of Machine Learning in 1998 after serving on the editorial board for four years.
     Schapire earned a B.S. degree from Brown University and a Ph.D. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 


November 18, 2002
Vol. 92, No. 10
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Contents

Page one
Experiment yields good chemistry for teaching and learning
Psychologists and mathematicians put heads together on brain research

Inside
Early decision is back in the news
Initiatives implemented for post-enrolled graduate students

People
Five new full professors named to the faculty
Obituaries
People, briefs, spotlight

Sections
By the numbers
People
Nassau Notes
Calendar of events


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