Two University of Wisconsin–Madison graduates with deep technology industry experience are leading a working group charged with assessing options to enhance computing education and research on campus.

Chancellor Rebecca Blank has appointed Tom Erickson, technology entrepreneur and graduate of UW–Madison’s electrical and computer engineering program, and Michael Lehman, a Silicon Valley veteran who has recently served as UW–Madison’s interim chief information officer, to head a group drawn from campus, alumni and industry.

The group, composed of experienced individuals from both campus and around the state and country, is charged with advising university leadership, the Computer Sciences Department, its Board of Visitors, and other stakeholders on ways to advance computing at UW–Madison and around Wisconsin. They are expected to provide recommendations sometime this summer. Read the full story here.