Gerard Ben Arous Appointed Director of the Courant Institute
NYU President John Sexton and Provost Dave McLaughlin announced the appointment of Gerard Ben Arous as the new Director of the Courant Institute on April 26, 2011. A specialist of probability theory and its applications, Gerard arrived to NYU's Courant Institute in 2002. John Sexton said, "The Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences has a history of scholarship, discovery, and recognitions that is justly admired throughout higher education. In selecting a director, we sought someone who would be prepared not just to maintain Courant's stature but to advance it. I am very pleased that within our own ranks we have found just such a person." In addition to being named Director of the Courant Institute, Gerard has been appointed Vice Provost for Science and Engineering Development. His Directorship becomes effective September 1, 2011. The full press release is available from NYU Today.