Kenneth H. Buetow, a human geneticist and former director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology at the National Cancer Institute, is joining Arizona State University as director of Computational Sciences and Informatics in the Complex Adaptive Systems Initiative. He will hold the rank of full professor in the School of Life Sciences in ASU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. His appointment is effective March 5. The Complex Adaptive Systems Initiative (CASI) was established in 2009 to leverage ASU’s interdisciplinary research strengths on complex global challenges where an integrated cross-disciplinary effort is essential. The establishment of the Computational Sciences and Informatics program in CASI will represent a major foundational resource in this effort by developing world class computing and modeling expertise and capabilities with breadth and depth in key areas such as agent base modeling, visualization, algorithm development and expert systems in healthcare, the environment and national security.