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A Message from the Dean



In the College of Engineering and Applied  Sciences Fotis Sotiropoulos, PhD Dean, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences SUNY Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering we are inventing engineering education and research in the era of exponential technologies, intelligent machines, and global existential challenges as we prepare students for the technocentric economy of the future.

Transformed through a period of tremendous growth and achievement, our bachelor’s degree production has doubled, and our graduate degrees have grown by 50 percent over the past fi ve years. We now lead engineering colleges across New York state in bachelor’s degrees and rose from 38th to the 19th largest producer in the U.S. We are fi rmly committed to diversity and inclusion among our 5,600 graduate and undergraduate students, and now rank 19th in the nation in bachelor’s degrees awarded to women. The academic success of our students is now among the best in the University, with our four-year graduation rate currently exceeding 66 percent.

Broad-based collaboration and bold ideas have increased annual research expenditures per faculty by 44 percent over the past fi ve years. Our research and curricula have transformed into cross-cutting research communities, as we advance University-wide convergence-science initiatives and stimulate the fusion of technology and engineering with medicine, humanities, the arts, marine and atmospheric sciences, and beyond.

As we refl ect on our growth and achievements, we know our path forward has challenges. Our space constraints limit future growth, student and faculty recruitment are increasingly diffi cult with upcoming changes to U.S. demographics and rising international competition, and reduced public funding for higher education challenges our resources. To stay competitive, we must be even more effi cient, innovative, and entrepreneurial.

The Roadmap to Inventing the Future: 2020 and Beyond outlines our path forward: a vision for sustainable and inclusive excellence in educational innovation, societally impactful cross-cutting research, diversity and outreach, and innovation and entrepreneurship. Assembled by the Strategic Planning Leadership Committee of nine faculty members, with input from four subcommittees of 24 faculty members, it is rooted in the success of the initiatives implemented over the past fi ve years. It supports our steadfast commitment to educating the next generation of global innovators and entrepreneurs and conducting research aimed at improving the human condition and sustaining humanity.

This is how we are making science fi ction come to life every day.

Fotis Sotiropoulos, PhD
Dean, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
SUNY Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering

 

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mission:

The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS) is driven by four pursuits that support the missions of Stony Brook University and the State University of New York system:

    • PROVIDE comprehensive undergraduate, graduate, and professional education of the highest quality to produce technically competent, creative, empathetic, and globally conscious engineers and applied scientists who pioneer solutions to global challenges.


    • CONDUCT cutting-edge research of the highest quality that advances knowledge, drives technological innovation, and improves the human condition.


    • PROVIDE leadership in economic development by advancing technology for the good of society, fostering innovation and entrepreneurship, and engaging in community outreach.


    • SERVE the community and society at large by promoting diversity, equity and inclusion, and ensuring that faculty, staff and students have the opportunity to succeed professionally and academically.

vision:

Our vision over the next five years is to:

    • BECOME a national model of a welcoming and inclusive community that supports the professional and academic success of all individuals in engineering and the applied sciences.


    • EDUCATE AND ENGAGE a high-quality and increasingly diverse community of students with broad representation from across the State of New York, the US and the world who will become innovators, leaders, and change-makers for our technology-driven society.


    • STRIVE for continuous improvement as an elite and agile research institution that attracts and retains world-class faculty and students who seek to join a supportive, interdisciplinary community of scholars driven to advance knowledge and improve the human condition.


    • EXPAND our role as an engine for innovation, economic development, and technological transfer.


    • BECOME a convergence point for engineering and applied sciences, the arts, humanities, business, and medicine to collaborate on technocentric solutions to global and regional societal challenges.

Leadership Committee:
Robert Kukta - Mechanical Engineering, Associate Dean ( Chair )
Monica Bugallo - Electrical & Computer Engineering, Associate Dean
Molly Frame - Biomedical Engineering
Jim Glimm - Applied Mathematics & Statistics
Toshio Nakamura - Mechanical Engineering
R. Sekar - Computer Science
Jason Trelewicz - Materials Science and Chemical Engineering
Wei Yin - Biomedical Engineering
Wei Zhu - Applied Mathematics & Statistics
 


Diversity and Inclusion Commitee:
Monica Bugallo - Electrical & Computer Engineering, Associate Dean ( co-chair )
Wei Yin - Biomedical Engineering ( co-chair )
Aruna Balasubramanian  - Computer Science
Molly Frame - Biomedical Engineering
Elizabeth Hewitt  - Technology & Society
Shan Lin  - Electrical & Computer Engineering
Tom MacCarthy  - Applied Mathematics & Statistics
Sotirios Mamalis  - Mechanical Engineering
Thomas Woodson - Technology & Society
Anil Yazici  - Civil Engineering
Erez Zadok  - Computer Science



Undergraduate Education Committee:
Molly Frame - Biomedical Engineering ( co-chair )
Jim Glimm - Applied Mathematics & Statistics ( co-chair )
Fu-Pen Chiang  - Mechanical Engineering
Shan Lin  - Electrical & Computer Engineering
Xinwei Mao  - Civil Engineering
Kevin McDonnell  - Computer Science
David Tonjes - Technology & Society
Jason Trelewicz - Materials Science and Chemical Engineering
Wei Yin - Biomedical Engineering
Wei Zhu - Applied Mathematics & Statistics
 


Graduate Education Committee:
Toshio Nakamura - Mechanical Engineering ( co-chair )
Wei Zhu - Applied Mathematics & Statistics ( co-chair )
Eric Brouzes - Biomedical Engineering
Fu-Pen Chiang  - Mechanical Engineering
Kevin McDonnell  - Computer Science
Alex Orlov - Materials Science and Chemical Engineering
R. Sekar  - Computer Science
David Tonjes - Technology & Society
Xin Wang  - Electrical & Computer Engineering
Anil Yazici  - Civil Engineering
 


Research and Scholarship Committee:
Jason Trelewicz - Materials Science and Chemical Engineering ( co-chair )
R. Sekar - Computer Science ( co-chair )
Aruna Balasubramanian  - Computer Science
Eric Brouzes - Biomedical Engineering
Jim Glimm - Applied Mathematics & Statistics
Elizabeth Hewitt - Technology & Society
Tom MacCarthy - Applied Mathematics & Statistics
Sotirios Mamalis  - Mechanical Engineering
Xinwei Mao  - Civil Engineering
Alex Orlov - Materials Science and Chemical Engineering
Xin Wang  - Electrical & Computer Engineering
Erez Zadok  - Computer Science