Gurdip Singh

A headshot of Gurdip Singh, dean of the school of computing at Mason, wearing a navy blue suit, striped red tie, and glasses
Titles and Organizations

Divisional Dean
School of Computing


As division director, he oversees 27 program officers, 12 administrative staff, and a budget of $240 million. Sanjeev Setia, who has been leading the School of Computing as interim divisional dean, will continue on as acting divisional dean until that time.

Singh earned his MS and PhD in computer science from SUNY, Stony Brook, in 1989 and 1991 respectively, and his B.Tech in computer science and engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, in 1986. Singh is an accomplished researcher and educator whose experience aligns well with our plans for the growth and development of academic and multidisciplinary research programs in our School of Computing, completion of the Fuse Building at Mason Square, broadening participation in the Tech Talent Investment Program (TTIP), and advancing inclusive excellence throughout the school.

He is a strong advocate of multidisciplinary teaching and research and building academic-industry partnerships. He was instrumental in starting several multidisciplinary programs and academic-industry partnerships at NSF. He has also been involved in significant curriculum development, K-12 outreach, and diversity initiatives.

His research and teaching interests include real-time embedded systems, sensor networks, network protocols, and distributed computing. His research has been funded by NSF, ARO, National Institutes of Health, DARPA, and several industrial organizations. He received the NSF Research Initiation Award in 1992 and the NSF CAREER Award in 1995.


  • BTech, Computer Science, Indian Institute of Technology (1986)
  • MS, Computer Science, SUNY Stony Brook (1989)
  • PhD, Computer Science, SUNY Stony Brook (1991)

Research Interests

  • Real-time embedded systems
  • Sensor networks
  • Network protocols
  • Distributed computing