Appointment of Kelly Lyons as Interim Director of the Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society
From: Melanie Woodin, Dean, Faculty of Arts & Science
Date: November 10, 2023
Re: Appointment of Kelly Lyons as Interim Director of the Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Kelly Lyons as the Interim Director of the Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society, effective January 1, 2024 until June 30, 2024.
Dr. Kelly Lyons is a Professor in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto with a cross appointment to the Department of Computer Science. She is currently serving as an Associate Director of the Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society. Prior to joining the University of Toronto, she was the Program Director of the IBM Toronto Lab Centre for Advanced Studies. Her research interests include service science, knowledge mobilization, data science, and software engineering. From 2015 to 2020, Professor Lyons served as Associate Dean, Academic in the Faculty of Information. From 2020 to 2021, she served as the Dean’s Advisor on Pandemic Planning and Response. From January to June 2023, she served as Acting Vice-Dean, Research and Program Innovation in the School of Graduate Studies. Professor Lyons has co‐authored several papers, served on program committees for conferences, given many keynote and invited presentations, and co‐chaired several workshops. She has been the recipient of an NSERC Strategic Partnership Grant, NSERC Discovery Grants, an NSERC Collaborative Research and Development Grant with SAP, two NSERC Engage Grants (with Sciencescape and Dell), several MITACS Accelerate Grants, a SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grant, two University of Toronto/UCL research grants, a Data Science Institute Catalyst Grant, an IBM Smarter Planet Faculty Innovation Grant, an IBM Advanced Studies grant, and has received funding through the GRAND Networks of Centres of Excellence. Professor Lyons is an IBM Faculty and sits on the Board of CS-Can/Info-Can. From 2020 to 2022, she served on the Board of the Informs Service Science Section. From 2008 to 2012, she was a Member‐at‐Large of the ACM Council and a member of the Executive Council of ACM‐W.
I would like to thank Professor Gillian Hadfield who has served as Director of the Institute since July 1, 2019.
Please join me in welcoming Professor Lyons to her new role.