Professor Marsha Chechik has been named acting Dean at the Faculty of Information for a six-month period effective July 1, 2022 while the current Dean, Wendy Duff, is on administrative leave.
Professor Chechik is the Chair and Graduate Chair of the Department of Computer Science at the Faculty of Arts and Science.
She received her PhD in Computer Science from the University of Maryland in 1996. She was hired as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto and is cross-appointed to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. She was awarded tenure and promoted to the rank of Associate Professor in 2002, and promoted to the rank of Professor in 2009.
Professor Chechik’s research interests are in the application of formal methods to improve the quality of software. She has authored numerous papers on software specification and verification, computer safety, assurance and security, and product line engineering.