Photograph of Russel CaflischPresident Andrew Hamilton and Provost Katy Fleming have announced that Caflisch will assume the Courant directorship on September 1, 2017.

Russ returns to the Institute from UCLA, where he has been a professor of Mathematics since 1989 and since 2002 also a faculty member in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. He has been the director of UCLA's Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics since 2008.