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
We are honored to welcome to the University Kim L. Boyer, professor and chair of the new Department of Computer Engineering, effective July 1, 2015. Dr. Boyer will also serve as interim dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences until a national search secures a permanent dean.
Dr. Boyer joins UAlbany from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he served as the department head of the Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering Department for seven years following 22 years 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.
Researchers at the University at Albany's College of Engineering and Applied Sciences have received $477,997 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to examine the role of school librarians in supporting and advancing K-12 education in New York State.
UAlbany Computer Science Professor Tomek Strzalkowski, the director of UAlbany's Institute for Informatics, Logics and Security Studies (ILS), has been awarded $499,930 through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Open Campus initiative to explore the manner in which new data capture techniques can help advance research in areas such as psychology, anthropology, linguistics, and sociology.
Fourteen research projects directed by University at Albany faculty, whose expertise encompasses a wide range of academic disciplines, are awarded the first grants of the University’s Presidential Initiatives Fund for Research and Scholarship to support new and innovative research that may lead to large-scale investigator awards.