Rob A. Rutenbar serves as the Senior Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Pittsburgh. In this role, he leads the University’s strategic vision for research and innovation, works to expand technological and corporate partnerships, and manages all compliance and contract operations.

Previously, he served as an Abel Bliss Professor of Engineering and head of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he is currently an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science. He is also an Adjunct Professor of ECE at CMU.