Elizabeth G. Loboa

Cox School of Business Dean to Step Down, Search Begins for Successor

by | Jun 21, 2024

Southern Methodist University will begin its search for a new dean of the Edwin L. Cox School of Business after Matthew B. Myers, the ninth dean of the business school, announced he will step down from that role by the end of the 2024-25 academic year.

Myers called serving as dean “the highlight of my career” and expressed appreciation for the honor....

‘Fablets’ and More: How SMU Snagged Lead Agency Role in Federal Texoma Semiconductor Tech Hub
On Monday, the Biden administration unveiled 31 U.S. Tech Hubs in the U.S., including the SMU-led Texoma Semiconductor Hub. Here's a deep dive into how Dallas landed its second federal tech hub in two months, who's involved, and what it could mean for the region.
The Last Word: SMU’s Elizabeth Loboa on the Impact of a $30M Gift from The O’Donnell Foundation
by | Aug 28, 2023
Loboa was explaining a critical need that SMU and other universities are addressing—one that was got a boost last week when The O’Donnell Foundation announced its donation of $30 million to SMU to create 10 endowed academic positions in engineering and data science, as well as to support research in those fields. 
The Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering at SMU
SMU Gets $30M Gift from O’Donnell Foundation for Data Science Institute, Digital Innovation Initiative
by | Aug 24, 2023
Elevating SMU’s standing as a premier global research institution, the gift will create 10 endowed academic positions in engineering and data science and support research in those fields as well. SMU President R. Gerald Turner said the gift will be evenly split between SMU's newly named O’Donnell Data Science and Research Computing Institute and an initiative for digital innovation in engineering and computer science in the Lyle School of Engineering.

SMU Names Inaugural Vice Provost of Research, Chief Innovation Officer as It Pursues R1 Status

by | Nov 18, 2022
The appointment of Suku Nair, a leader in computer science and engineering who's been teaching and researching at SMU for more than 30 years, is part of a plan for SMU to achieve Carnegie Classification “R1” status, awarded to those universities with the highest levels of research.
SMU professor Harsha Gangammanavar is leading a multidisciplinary team to develop algorithms that improve complex energy systems—like the management of the energy grid under intermittent renewable power.
DOE Awards SMU-Led Research Team $2M Grant for Algorithms Improving Complex Energy Systems
by | Nov 14, 2022
SMU researchers aim to help address problems in the broad area of computational mathematics for sustainability—such as the management of the energy grid under intermittent renewable power. The research is aimed at developing new algorithms for materials design, bioengineering, and power grid applications.

Researchers will use SMU's high-performance computing system—enhanced with an NVIDIA DGX SuperPODTM—as well as the supercomputing resources at Argonne National Laboratory.