Carnegie Mellon’s prestigious computer science school has a new leader

The incoming dean of Carnegie Mellon University’s renowned School of Computer Science is a roboticist and head of CMU’s Robotics Institute who has been a university faculty member for 35 years.

Martial Hebert has served as the institute’s director since 2014 and is known among colleagues as a top researcher in the areas of computer vision, robotics and artificial intelligence…

Carnegie Mellon officials said computer science faculty and students have spearheaded development of self-driving cars, and that is an area in which Martial Hebert was a key researcher.