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Tadayoshi Kohno to serve as new Associate Dean for Faculty Success

November 1, 2023

On November 1, 2023, Dean Nancy Allbritton shared the following announcement with the College of Engineering community:


I am pleased to announce the appointment of Tadayoshi Kohno (Yoshi) as Associate Dean for Faculty Success in the College of Engineering, effective January 1, 2024 subject to approval of the Provost.

Tadayoshi Kohno

Tadayoshi Kohno, Professor

Our faculty are integral to our mission of educating and training outstanding engineers while driving discovery. Faculty success fosters student success and increases our collective impact. This new leadership role within the College stems from the excellent work done by Jim Pfaendtner as strategic plan implementation lead for faculty affairs. This role will support, advocate for, and advance engineering faculty success in teaching, research and service. This includes working with units to facilitate programs and processes to support faculty development and mentorship, orienting new faculty, and engaging with our excellent group of teaching faculty in the College. Passionate about teaching and mentorship, Yoshi is uniquely qualified and brings a thoughtful and collaborative approach to this role as we work together to achieve the goals outlined by our community in the strategic plan.

Yoshi is a Professor in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington, where he recently co-led the creation of the Allen School’s 5-year Strategic Plan for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access. He has adjunct appointments in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, the Information School, and the School of Law. Yoshi co-directs the University of Washington Computer Security & Privacy Research Lab and the Tech Policy Lab, and his research focuses on helping protect the security, privacy, and safety of users of current and future generation technologies. Yoshi is a recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, the U.S. National Science Foundation CAREER Award, the Technology Review TR-35 Young Innovator Award, and the Golden Goose Award. Yoshi has received four Test of Time Awards for his research, authored a dozen award papers, presented his research before the U.S. House of Representatives, and had his research profiled in the NOVA ScienceNOW “Can Science Stop Crime?” documentary and the NOVA “CyberWar Threat” documentary. Please visit his blog for Ph.D. students to learn more about his approach to teaching and mentorship.

Please join me in congratulating Yoshi and welcoming him to this new role in the College of Engineering!