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College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Department: Office of the Dean, College of Computing and Information
Informatics; information technology; information science; e-governance
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Peter Bloniarz is currently the Executive Director and Senior Policy Advisor to the Governor Andrew Cuomo's Cyber Security Advisory Board. Dr. Bloniarz is currently on leave from his position as Dean of the College of Computing and Information at the UAlbany.
As Dean, Bloniarz serves as the chief administrative and academic officer of the College, which hosts a variety of academic and research programs related to computing and information. In addition to traditional computer science and an information science program that is accredited by the American Library Association, the College is home to an innovative “Informatics Faculty” that partners with other units on campus to offer interdisciplinary programs related to computing and information. The College is affiliated with a number of nationally-recognized research centers at the University.
In recognition of his campus-wide role in coordinating IT programs, Dean Bloniarz also holds the title of Associate Provost for Informatics. Prior to becoming dean and associate provost, he was the Interim Vice President for Research. He was one of the founders and research director of the University’s award-winning Center for Technology in Government. An advocate for quality teaching at research universities, he received the SUNY Chancellor’s Medallion for Excellence in Teaching and served as interim director of the university’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. He joined the computer science department at UAlbany in 1977 after receiving his doctorate from M.I.T.
Bloniarz is also on the faculty of UAlbany's Institute for Financial Market Regulation.