Dr. Gísli Hjálmtýsson is the new Dean of RU School of Computer Science


Dr. Gísli Hjálmtýsson is the new Dean of RU School of Computer Science.

Dr. Hjálmtýsson has more than 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur and leader in IT and innovation. He has extensive knowledge in various fields of Icelandic and international industry. He has been CEO and co-owner of Thule Investments from 2004 and has promoted venture and private equity investment in start-up companies. He has furthermore been on the board of directors for various operations in Iceland, Europe and USA, ranging from start-up ventures to registered companies.

Dr. Hjálmtýsson completed his PhD in Computer Science from University of California at Santa Barbara in 1995 and a BS degree in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Rochester in 1992. After finishing his PhD studies, he worked at AT&T Bell Laboratories. During the years 2001-2007 he was professor in Computer Science at RU and Dean of the School. He has published more than 80 peer-reviewed articles and spoken at a great number of conferences, academic and professional. He is a member of IEEE and ACM and holds more than 20 patents. He takes over as Dean on August 16th, from Dr. Yngvi Björnsson who has been Dean from 2014.

Gísli Hjálmtýsson