We have moved to remote advising. Please check your UAlbany email for more information.
Michelle Mora, Ph.D.
Advisors at the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS) are committed to enhancing the undergraduate experience for students in our programs. Working alongside students and faculty, professional advisors help students navigate through their academic programs with the goal of ensuring academic success and professional growth.
The University requires that students meet with their advisors every semester in order to ensure they are enrolled in the right courses to meet requirements for their degree. Once the student meets with their advisor, they are given an AVN so they can register for that semester’s classes. Our professional advisors are good resources to help students: 1) Connect with people and offices across campus; 2) Get the information they need to succeed at the University at Albany; and 3) Take advantage of all that UAlbany has to offer.
Students should make sure to read the weekly emails from CEASAdvise@albany.edu as those emails provide important information about how and when students can prepare for their advisement appointments.
These forms can be found here.
Every graduate student must provide evidence of a basic level of competency in discrete mathematics. This competency is a pre-requisite for many graduate courses, including several required courses and should be taken in the first year of study. The student can demonstrate competency in discrete mathematics in two ways.
Passing the Discrete Mathematics Examination: The Discrete Mathematics Examination (DME) is given on registration day at the beginning of each term. Students can take the DME a maximum of two times. Please make sure you are adequately prepared when signing up for the test. A student’s grade for the examination will be a pass or a fail. A pass permits registration for any course requiring a discrete mathematics prerequisite. Announcements regarding DME review sessions are made via Blackboard.
Grade of B+ or better in ICSI 521: ICIS 521 is offered in both the Fall and Spring semesters. Students who receive a grade of B+ or better will satisfy the discrete mathematics competency requirement.
The Placement Exam is offered shortly before the semester begins. If you are required to take this exam you will receive notice in your admissions letter. This exam tests for core CS deficiencies and requires that you take them in your first semester here.
Students that decide to enroll in the degree program will have access to the Blackboard page for the exam, which gives them an opportunity to review before taking the exam. Once the exam is graded, you will meet with an advisor to review your results and register for classes. Review the Placement Exam Review Questions.
- Admission to Candidacy - This form is submitted to Graduate Education once you have completed your oral qualifying exam.
- Sample of Dissertation Approval - This document is submitted to Graduate Education once you have successfully defended and published your dissertation.
- LaTeX Template - This template is used for formatting an Albany Ph.D. Dissertation
- Degree Conferral Form - This document is submitted to Graduate Education when all other requirements of your Ph.D. program have been met.
- Transfer Credit Form - Please note that all transfer credit requests must be approved by the Graduate Curriculum Committee.
- Internal Milestone Forms - Ph.D. students should complete this form twice. Once after completing their Oral Qualifying Exam and another after successful defense of your dissertation. Completed forms should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Graduate Education Handbook
Your involvement in a student group, club, or chapter of a professional organization can enhance your educational experience by providing opportunities for you to network with fellow students, interact with academic and industry leaders at special events, use the skills you learned in class, develop teamwork and leadership skills, and expand your resume. Being involved helps make you more well-rounded - and it's fun.
Association for Computing Machinery-Women (ACM-W)
ACM-W supports, celebrates, and advocates internationally for the full engagement of women in all aspects of the computing field, providing a wide range of programs and services to ACM members and working in the larger community to advance the contributions of technical women. The University at Albany has an ACM-W Student Chapter.
Dr. Chinwe Ekenna
Dr. Dola Saha
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Chair: Aakriti Upadhyay
Vice President: Monette Khadr
Treasurer: Mahnoor Amir
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. The University at Albany has an IEEE Student Chapter.
Professor of Practice
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Chair: Mahnoor Amir
Vice-Chair: Andrew Boggio-Dandry
Secretary: Joshua Cho
Treasurer: Akihiro Yamamoto
Laptops are required for in-class instructional purposes in many CEAS courses. Laptops will be used to solve problems, collaborate, discuss applications of engineering, and work on engineering projects. The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University at Albany has collaborated with the UAlbany Information Technology Services (ITS) in establishing academic purchase programs with Dell and Apple which allow students to purchase laptops at special savings.
Since laptops are required in many CEAS classes, our students need to factor the purchase cost of a laptop into the total educational expenses. Questions about financial aid should be directed to the Financial Aid office. Please contact your department with any questions about the program.
Technology Discounts for Computers
Sign in to your MyUAlbany portal. Scroll down to the Technology Resources menu on the left side of the screen. You will see links to Apple Store for Education, Dell University Laptop Program, as well as other technology resources.
CEAS suggests that a minimum configuration would consist of an i5 Intel processor, with 8 GB of main memory, and at least 500 GB HDD. A recommended configuration would include an i7 Intel processor, 16 GB of main memory and 1 TB HDD or 512GB SDD. Likewise, CEAS suggests you consider protecting your purchase with AppleCare (for Apple) or Accidental Damage Service (for Dell) for at least 3 years.
Software Available to UAlbany Students
Also in the Technology Resources section of MyUAlbany is a link to software that is available to our University community (including Office365). MatLab Simulink is an example of software that CEAS students will need in some of their computer science or engineering classes. And all you have to do is download it! For more information about technology discounts, visit the Technology Resources section mentioned above or contact the ITS Help Desk at (518) 442-3700.