SEAS faculty members Kit Parker and Todd Zickler granted tenure

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Kevin Kit Parker and Todd Zickler, both faculty members at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), have been granted tenure, effective, July 1, 2011.

Kevin Kit Parker

Parker, most recently the Thomas D. Cabot Associate Professor of Applied Science and Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, is the director of the Disease Biophysics Group (DBG).

Parker is also a core faculty member of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard and a member of the Systems Biology Program at Harvard Medical School, the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, and the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology Program.

In addition to his academic role, Parker is an Army major who has served three tours in Afghanistan. In the spring of 2011 Harvard President Drew Faust selected him to help lead the University’s ROTC implementation committee.

Todd Zickler
Zickler, who joined SEAS in 2004 and is currently associate professor of electrical engineering and John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Natural Sciences.

He is the director of the Harvard Computer Vision Laboratory and member of the Graphics, Vision and Interaction Group. His research is focused on modeling the interaction between light and materials, and developing systems to extract scene information from visual data.

Zickler, who spent a year as an elementary school teacher at the Honour International School, in Vientiane, Loas, has remained active in enhancing the pedagogy at SEAS.