In addition to being the dean of natural sciences, Robert Calderbank is a full professor in the department of computer science, with joint appointments in mathematics and electrical engineering.
Before joining Duke in 2010, Calderbank was director of the Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics at Princeton University, as well as a professor of electrical engineering and mathematics.
Before joining Princeton in 2004, Calderbank was vice president for research at AT&T, where he was responsible for one of the first research labs whose primary focus was data at a massive scale, for such applications as networking, information and software, speech and multimedia services.
He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2005 and has served on several advisory boards, including the Institute for Complex and Adaptive Systems at University College Dublin, the American Institute of Mathematics, and Flarion Qualcomm Technologies.
Calderbank earned his Ph.D. in mathematics from the California Institute of Technology. He also holds a master's degree in mathematics from Oxford University in England.
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