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Andrew Singer

andrew singerDean, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Andrew Singer was named dean of Stony Brook University’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences beginning July 3, 2023.

Singer came to Stony Brook from the Grainger College of Engineering at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. There, he held a number of administrative and service positions, with activities focused on innovation and entrepreneurship; capital building projects; new degree development; and diversity, equity and inclusion programs.

Singer served as associate dean for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Grainger, where he oversaw activities of the college’s Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, including the Technology Entrepreneur Center; Innovation Living Learning Center; and the cross-disciplinary Innovation, Leadership, and Engineering Entrepreneurship (ILEE) degree program. He also advised on matters related to innovation, translational research and entrepreneurship. 

Singer has led large-scale administrative and research efforts, including serving as co-PI and associate director for the Systems on Nanoscale Information Fabrics, a $35 million research center across 10 universities and 10 sponsors. He also played a leadership role in securing a $50 million gift for the Siebel Center for Design at Illinois, and oversaw the development and construction of the center as chair of a campus faculty committee. He has worked extensively to broaden participation across Illinois’ innovation ecosystem, including development of the Advancing Women and under-Represented Entrepreneurs (AWARE) program, which helps launch Small Business Innovation Research teams led by women and researchers who are underrepresented in the university’s ecosystem.

He is an internationally recognized scholar in the field of statistical signal processing and communication systems, having won numerous awards for his research, and is a fellow of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). An accomplished entrepreneur, he co-founded two companies in the areas of optical communications and underwater acoustic communication systems, and he has served frequently as a consultant and expert witness for the communications, audio, and sensing industries.

Singer earned a bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate in electrical engineering and computer science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).


Lisa Junnelli
Executive Assistant
Phone: 631. 632.8380
College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Dean Suite, Room 100
Stony Brook, NY 11794-2200