James Calvin

Professor, Applied Mathematics and Computational Science
Vice President for Academic Affairs

Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering Division


Education Profile

​​​​Professor James Calvin is Vice President for Academic Affairs at KAUST. He began his relationship with the University as the Director of one of the KAUST Global Research Partnership Research Centers, the Institute for Applied Mathematics and Computational Science (IAMCS) at Texas A&M University. Professor Calvin has since served as a Visiting Professor, Acting Associate Provost and Acting Provost before taking on the role of Vice President for Education.

As Vice President of Academic Affairs, Professor Calvin is responsible for the formulation of the University's educational strategies and standards and for the advancement of a strong role for our Centers and core laboratories in graduate education. His management responsibilities include Graduate Affairs, Academic Affairs, Faculty Affairs, the University Library and International Programs, and in this he represents KAUST's commitment to excellence in graduate education.

An alumnus of the University of Oregon (B.S., Mathematics and Computer Science) and Colorado State University (M.S. and Ph.D., Statistics), Professor Calvin has been a member of the faculty at Texas A&M University for the past 20 years, where he has served as a Professor Statistics, Head of the Statistics Department, Executive Associate Vice President for Research and Acting Vice President for Research before assuming the role of IAMCS Director. His research emphasis has been on the development of general linear models for correlated data and applications in the environmental and life sciences.