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Bunshaft Lecture

*The 8th Annual Bunshaft Lecture originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 31, 2020, has been postponed indefinitely.*

 

8th Annual Bunshaft Lecture 

"Engineering Our Wicked Problems"
Dr. Guru Madhavan
Featuring Guru Madhavan
Norman R. Augustine Senior Scholar and Director of Programs 
National Academy of Engineering 

 

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Standish Room, Science Library

University at Albany Uptown Campus 

1:30 p.m. Check-in begins

2:00 p.m. Lecture 

3:00 p.m. Reception to follow 

 

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Abstract 

Using narratives of design and case-studies from different contexts, this talk will discuss an engineering vision to approach problems that don’t readily yield to solutions.

About the Speaker 

Dr. Guru Madhavan is the Norman R. Augustine Senior Scholar and director of programs of the National Academy of Engineering where he leads and oversees activities of broad scope and complexity focused on engineering practice, education, research, communication, and policies. His portfolio of work at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has included leading the analyses for making prescription medicines affordable and developing a national strategy for cancer control in the U.S., directing a global health forum on infectious diseases, and conducting the research, design, and development of a systems analysis platform for prioritizing new vaccines and related interventions. 

A systems engineer by background, Dr. Madhavan received his M.S. in biomedical engineering (2002) from Stony Brook University, State University of New York (SUNY), and an M.B.A. (2007) and Ph.D. in biomedical engineering (2009) from Binghamton University, SUNY. He has served as a technical adviser to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has worked in the medical device industry as a research scientist developing cardiac surgical catheters for ablation therapy and neuromuscular stimulators for improving circulation. He has served as a vice-president of IEEE-USA and was a founding member of the Global Young Academy. 

Among numerous honors, Dr. Madhavan has received the National Academies’ Innovator Award, National Academy of Medicine’s Cecil Medal, AAMI–Becton Dickinson Award for Professional Achievement, Washington Academy of Sciences’ Krupsaw Award for engineering sciences and education, Professional Achievement Award from the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers, and has been named a distinguished young scientist by the World Economic Forum. He is an elected fellow of the American Association of the Advancement of Science and the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering. 

His publications include the nonfiction "Applied Minds: How Engineers Think" (W.W. Norton) that has been translated into many languages. For his books and lectures, he has received the IEEE-USA Award for Distinguished Literary Contributions Furthering Public Understanding and the Advancement of the Engineering Profession. 


Bunshaft Lecture 

Established through the generosity of Albert Bunshaft ’80 and Caryn Bunshaft ’82, The Bunshaft Endowment in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences provides support for this lecture, which is designed to provide information to the student community about a broad range of topics related to careers in computing and engineering sciences.

 

Employment Opportunities 

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Computer Science, Professor and Chair

Beginning Fall 2021 or earlier. The successful candidate will have an established record of scholarship with demonstrated potential to influence the growth and development of computer science programs at the University at Albany.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering, or a closely related discipline. Applicants must also have a strong record of funded research and demonstrated expertise in academic administration and leadership skills and be committed to teaching, research, and service. For a complete job description and application procedures, visit the Albany Interview Exchange. Questions regarding the position may be addressed to CSChairSearch@albany.edu

​​​​​​​Computer Science, Open Rank Faculty Positions

Beginning Fall 2021 or earlier. The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University at Albany seeks applicants for faculty positions, open rank, in its Department of Computer Science.

The successful senior candidate will have an established record of funded scholarship with demonstrated potential to influence the growth and development of computer science programs at the University at Albany. The successful junior candidate will show strong potential to develop a leading-edge research program, in addition to UAlbany’s expectations for effective teaching and professional service.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related discipline from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization. Applicants must be committed to teaching, research, and service. To apply, please submit a complete CV, including a list of publications, a research statement, and a teaching statement, along with the names and contact information for at least three references. For a complete job description and application procedures, visit the Albany Interview Exchange

Questions regarding the position may be addressed to CSFacultySearch@albany.edu.

Computer Science, Professor of Practice and Lecturer Positions

Beginning Fall 2021 or earlier. The Computer Science Department at the University at Albany, SUNY is seeking full-time Professors of Practice and Lecturers. Positions are three-year, renewable, 10-month appointments.

The Computer Science Department at University at Albany offers bachelor's and master's degrees, a combined BS/MS, a computer science minor, and a doctoral program that prepares students for research careers as a creative scholar or industrial scientist. Professors of Practice and Lecturers are integral to the Department’s teaching mission, which now includes a dual degree program just launched in Computer Science with Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications in the beautiful Yangtze River Valley of China. Successful applicants will teach in the program core both at UAlbany and, every second or third semester, at Chongqing – with additional compensation and all expenses covered.

For the title of Professor of Practice (Lecturer), a minimum Ph.D. (MS) degree in Computer Science or a related discipline from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization is required. For a complete job description and application procedures, visit the Albany Interview Exchange.

Questions regarding the position may be addressed to CSLecturerSearch@albany.edu.