Dr. Eric Torng, Associate Dean
Graduate School and Computer Science
Academic Technology including Campus Solutions/New SIS, Training Grants, CORD, Extension Requests, TOEFL waivers, CIP requests
Eric Torng is passionate about supporting graduate students and improving MSU’s graduate education infrastructure. He is excited to join the Graduate School team where his duties include working on the SIS modernization project.
Eric is a theoretical computer scientist specializing in the design and analysis of algorithms. He has made advances in a wide range of areas ranging from online, nonclairvoyant scheduling to deep packet inspection. He received his Ph.D. in computer science from Stanford in 1994 and joined the Department of Computer Science and Engineering that fall. He has received multiple NSF grants including an NSF CAREER award and published over 90 peer-reviewed papers. He is also a dedicated teacher for which he has received an MSU Lilly Teaching Fellowship, three Withrow Teaching Excellence awards, and an MSU Teacher-Scholar award. Prior to joining the Graduate School, Dr. Torng served as the Graduate Program Director for the Department of Computer Science in the College of Engineering College for twelve and a half years. He was recognized for this service with the Withrow Exceptional Service Award. He is now the Associate Chair for Research and Faculty Development for the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in addition to serving as Associate Dean of the Graduate School.