Academic Career & Executive Search (ACES) Places Assistant Professors, Tenure-Track, Computer Science at Fitchburg State University

(April 2024, WEST HARTFORD, CT) Following a national search, Academic Career & Executive Search (ACES), a leading higher education focused executive search firm, is pleased to announce the successful placement of Hefei Qui and Guy Karlebach securing the roles of Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, Computer Science at Fitchburg State University.

Hefei Qiu has extensive experience in research, teaching, and consulting across the computer science sector. Her areas of expertise are natural language processing, machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), AI in education, and representation learning. Qiu holds a B.A. in Public Administration from Nanjing University (China), an M.S. in Fundamental Psychology from East China Normal University, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Computer at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Guy Karlebach joins Fitchburg State from The Jackson Lab for Genomic Medicine, where he has been serving as an Associate Research Scientist since 2017. Dr. Karlebach is highly skilled in the computational aspects of inference and a renounced researcher in the field of gene expression. He holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the Israel Institute of Technology, an M.Sc. in Computer Science from Ben-Gurion University (Israel), and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Tel Aviv University.

Fitchburg State University is a public institution located in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, dedicated to integrating high-quality professional programs with strong liberal arts and sciences studies. Founded in 1894, Fitchburg State now has more than 30 undergraduate programs and 22 master’s degree programs, and 6,000 full and part-time students. Offering undergraduate and graduate programs with an emphasis on career-orientated learning that is firmly grounded in the liberal arts, as well as selected majors in the traditional arts and sciences, Fitchburg State features small class sizes, hands-on professional education, and an accessible faculty dedicated to teaching. A compact campus provides the bonus of a secure community where social and cultural activities abound and students assume a wide range of leadership roles in the community, student government and social and artistic affairs.

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Academic Career & Executive Search, a higher education focused search firm, specializes in affordable excellence, providing perfectly matched candidates to institutions quickly and accurately. Their methodologies, based on frequent touchpoints, pinpoint ideal candidates with speed and meticulous care resulting in highly successful placements.

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