The Center for Advanced Engineering Study (CAES) has a new name, a new director and a broader mission, Provost Joel Moses has announced.
Effective September 1, the new name is Center for Advanced Educational Services, now an MIT-wide resource and still CAES. Professor Richard C. Larson of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science has been appointed its director. As part of its broadened scope, the CAES now has an association with the Center for Educational Computing Initiatives (CECI), directed by Professor Steven A. Lerman of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. CECI is a focal point for the educational computing needs of the faculty and pursues Project Athena-inspired activities at the frontier of educational computing research.
An advisory board is being selected to guide the CAES in its activities.
A preliminary article seeking faculty opinions on proposed new CAES services is about to appear in the Faculty Newsletter. Professor Larson, formerly co-director of the Operations Research Center, succeeds Professor Shaoul Ezekiel as CAES director. Professor Ezekiel, who holds appointments in both the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics and EECS, has been CAES director since 1986.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on October 4, 1995.