Dean M. Evasius

Dean M. Evasius is the Associate Vice President for Research Development at the University of Virginia. He previously served at the National Science Foundation in a variety of roles: the Division Director for the Division of Graduate Education, the Head of the Office of Multidisciplinary Activities in the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences, and Program Director in the Division of Mathematical Sciences. After receiving a PhD in mathematics from the California Institute of Technology he served as a member of the research staff at the National Security Agency, where he worked on problems in mathematics, data science, and cybersecurity. While at NSF he served as the chair of the NSF Convergence working group that developed the characterization of convergence research at NSF, as well as the first funding opportunity highlighting convergence research as one of the NSF Big Ideas: the Dear Colleague Letter (NSF 17-065) Growing Convergence Research at NSF.