The energy of a new academic year is always welcome. In addition to greeting new students, we often have the privilege of bringing new faculty members in to the department. This year we are very glad to welcome Associate Professor Chandan Reddy and Assistant Professor Gang Wang, each of whom brings critically needed teaching and research expertise in important growing areas. Dr. Reddy earned his PhD at Cornell University. He joins us after serving on the faculty at Wayne State University for several years. Chandan is an expert in data mining and machine learning, with applications to healthcare analytics, bioinformatics and social network analysis. He is part of our department’s presence in the National Capital Region (NCR), where he will also join the Discovery Analytics Center. Dr. Wang received his PhD from the University of California, Santa Barbara. His research and teaching interests are in security, with a particular focus on Internet measurement, mobile networks, and the interplay between human-computer interaction (HCI) and security. Stay tuned for more hiring news in the year ahead—everywhere we look we see growth and opportunities for computer science, so we look forward to recruiting more excellent faculty, staff, and students to join our team!