Rob A. Rutenbar Internal Advisor


Dr. Rob A. Rutenbar joined the University of Pittsburgh in July 2017 as our new Senior Vice Chancellor for Research. In his new role, he oversees research initiatives and innovative opportunities while enriching the University’s technological partnerships. He manages the University’s Center for Research Computing, Economic Partnerships, the Innovation Institute, the Office of Export Controls, the Office of Research, the Research Conduct and Compliance Office, and the Radiation Safety Office. In addition, he holds faculty appointments in the Swanson School of Engineering and the School of Computing and Information.

Dr. Rutenbar has nearly 40 years of experience in innovation and technology. His research focuses on three broad categories: tools for a wide variety of integrated circuit design issues, methods for managing the statistics of nanoscale chip design, and custom computer architectures for perceptual and data analytics problems.

Prior to coming to the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Rutenbar served as the Abel Bliss Professor of Engineering and head of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also served as a faculty member within Carnegie Mellon University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering for 25 years.