Introducing the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Welcome to the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Engineering can be described as “Science in Service to Society.” The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences is educating the next generation of innovators who will address problems of importance to society and build the national wealth. Starting from an existing core of strength in computational and information sciences and engineering, and identifying particular societal needs and opportunities in conjunction with colleagues across the university, the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences produces graduates prepared for successful careers in industry, government, academia, and research.
We expect that the future home of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences will be located in the Schuyler Building on the downtown campus, as we continue to identify and develop new programs.
Kim L. Boyer Named Interim Dean of College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Professor Kim L. Boyer is chair of the Department of Computer Engineering. Dr. Boyer also serves as interim dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences until a national search secures a permanent dean.
Previously, Dr. Boyer served as the department head of the Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for seven years. For 22 years prior to that, he was on the faculty of The Ohio State University. He is Past President of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR) and is a Fellow of both IAPR and IEEE. He spent 2006-07 as a Jefferson Science Fellow at the US Department of State where he served as Senior Science Advisor to the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in 1986, and also received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from Purdue. He has industrial experience at Bell Laboratories and Comsat Laboratories, and has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Bern, Switzerland, and a Visiting Scholar at the Federal University of Parana, Brazil and the University of Chile.
Launch of UAlbany’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Noted in InformationWeek
InformationWeek, the online community for business technology professionals, noted the formation of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and a planned institute for advanced data analytics at the University at Albany. The article quotes Interim Dean Kim Boyer on his model for developing the school and its programs.
Online Education Builds, as School of Education Named 14th Best in the Nation for Online Graduate Degrees
Latest rankings from U.S. News & World Report covering 267 master's degree-granting institutions confirms that UAlbany is extending educational access at a standard reflecting the academic excellence of its traditionally delivered programs.
The UAlbany student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery – Women (ACM-W), a new group established in October, will be reaching out to high school women interested in computing-related fields, thanks to a recent national award.
The new College of Engineering and Applied Sciences is off to a running start with faculty recruitment, an ambitious growth plan, course offerings, students enrolled, and the recent announcement of personnel changes.