University Committee on Information Technology


  • Advise the President of Rice University and the Vice President for Information Technology (IT) and Chief Information Officer (CIO) on matters related to the use and evolution of information technology.
  • Review and advise on major IT projects and investments and review prioritization of those investments.
  • Review proposed major changes and new services, and serve as a communication link between the information technology organization(s) and the university community.
  • Review and make recommendations for enhancements of the faculty and student academic environment through technology; advise on technology support for research, teaching and learning and administrative needs.
  • Prepare a brief, written report on the year's activities of the Committee at the end of each academic year and submit copies of the report to the president of the university, the provost, and the Faculty Senate.

2020-2021 Membership

Name School/Dept
Fares El-Dahdah, co-chair Humanities Research Center
Paul Padley, co-chair Department of Physics and Astronomy
Lydia Beaudrot Department of BioSciences
Anthony Brandt Shepherd School of Music
Andrew Colopy School of Architecture
Daniel Domingues Department of History, Faculty Senate representative
Lydia Kavraki Department of Computer Science
Rachel Kimbro Department of Sociology
Edison Liang Department of Physics and Astronomy
Scott Rixner Department of Computer Science
Yizhi Jane Tao Department of BioSciences
Tayfun Tezduyar Department of Mechanical Engeineering
Klara Jelinkova, non-voting liaison Chief Information Officer
Nicholas Coulombe Graduate Representative

Updated August 17, 2020