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1 April 20, 2007UIC College of Engineering1 UIC College of Engineering Strategic Plan Update Prith Banerjee Dean, College of Engineering University of Illinois at Chicago

2 April 20, 2007UIC College of Engineering2 University of Illinois at Chicago Started as University of Illinois at Chicago Circle (UICC) in 1965 Merged with UI Medical Center in 1982 to become University of Illinois at Chicago UIC is part of University of Illinois System Urbana-Champaign, Chicago, Springfield UIC is a premier public, urban, research university UIC currently ranks among the nation's top 50 universities in federal research funding with $300 million in research funding UIC is Chicago's largest university with 25,000 students, 12,000 faculty and staff, 15 colleges Has the state's major public medical center Known for its diverse student population

3 April 20, 2007UIC College of Engineering3 Six Departments with graduate and undergraduate programs Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Materials Eng., Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Eng., and Mechanical/Industrial Eng. Faculty 114 Faculty in 6 departments 47 Professors, 37 Assoc. Prof, 24 Asst. Prof, 6 Lecturers 13 are women and 3 minorities 2 NAE, 43 Fellows, 21 NSF Career/PYI Students 1624 B.S. students enrolled in , 342 B.S. graduates in % women, 6.4% African, 17.5% Hispanic, 33% Asian 406 Ph.D. students in , 47 Ph.D. graduates in M.S. students in , 217 M.S. graduates in Alumni 18,000 alumni Research Research expenditures: $20.1 million for Publications: 80 books and book chapters, 465 journals and 500 conferences

4 April 20, 2007UIC College of Engineering4 Strategic Plan for 2010 IssuesYear 2005Year 2010 Faculty size Research Funding$20 million$40 million Undergraduate Students Enrolled Undergraduate students graduated per year 364 B.S.450 B.S. Graduate Student Enrolled426 Ph.D, 425 MS, 850 total600 Ph.D, 400 MS, 1000 total Graduate students graduated per year 41 Ph.D., 200 M.S.100 Ph.D., 200 M.S. Space267,000 sq ft417,000 sq ft (including new building) Alumni and Corporate Fund Raising $75 million total ($5 million cash)$50 million total ($38 million cash) College Funding from State$16.7 million$18.2 million Indirect Cost Funds from Research30% ICR ($2 million)50% ICR ($6 million)

5 April 20, 2007UIC College of Engineering5 Key Elements of Strategic Plan Increase faculty from 114 to 130, recruit NAE members, recruiting more women Recruited 12 new faculty from top 10 universities, including 5 women Recruited two members of the National Academy of Engineering (Rodica and Subrata) Received a $3.3 million ADVANCE grant from NSF for recruiting women faculty Increase undergraduate engineering enrollment from 1550 to 1900 Increased undergraduate enrollment from 1550 to 1625 (expected to be 1700 in 2007) while increasing the ACT scores of freshmen. Emphasize graduate education with Ph.D., increase the number of Ph.D. graduates from 35 to 100. Developed direct PhD program, 5 year funding model for supporting Ph.D. students Increased the number of Ph.D. graduates from 35 to 60. Increase research funding from $20 million to $40 million, create cross-disciplinary areas, create large centers Developed four cross-disciplinary themes of research: Bio, Nano, Info, Energy/ Infrastructure along with a quad chart view of all the facultys research interests Organized several research retreats to prepare for Engineering Research Centers. UIC engineering faculty received five large collaborative center grants Create Technology Centers to bring in short-term industry projects The model provides a WIN-WIN-WIN situation for industry, students and university. Received Tech Center projects worth $640,000 in first year

6 April 20, 2007UIC College of Engineering6 Faculty Action Plan Increase faculty size from 114 to 130 faculty Allocate faculty resources based on enrollment, research funding, Ph.D. graduates Create strategic selective areas of excellence, clusters of 3-4 faculty each Recruit excellent faculty Hire 15 new and 15 replacement faculty in selective areas of excellence Proactively recruit fresh Ph.D.s from top 20 universities Recruit some NAE members Increase standards for Promotions and Tenure Create salary and other incentives for faculty Create policy for teaching and research loads Create 4 endowed Chairs and 12 Professorships for senior faculty.

7 April 20, 2007UIC College of Engineering7 Faculty Status in Faculty, 13 women and 3 minority 43 Fellows of Societies, IEEE, ASME, ASCE, ACM 21 NSF Career Award, NYI, PYI Awardees Two members of the National Academy of Engineering

8 April 20, 2007UIC College of Engineering8 Faculty Promotions Update Increased standards for Promotions and Tenure Quality and quantity of publications, research funding Teaching accomplishments Soliciting additional letters of reference at College level Measured impact of publications through citation indices 10 cases considered for promotions in (8 promoted) Promoted five faculty to the rank of Full Professor Robert Kenyon (CS) Jie Liang (BioE) Bing Liu (CS) Dan Schonfeld (ECE) David Yang (ECE) Promoted three faculty to Associate Professor with tenure Yang Dai (BioE Danilo Erricolo (ECE) Laxman Saggere (MIE)

9 April 20, 2007UIC College of Engineering9 Faculty Promotions (Contd) 12 cases were considered by College in (8 promoted) Promoted 3 faculty to the rank of Full Professor Derong Liu (ECE) Krishna Reddy (CME) Bob Sloan (CS) Promoted 5 faculty to Associate Professor with tenure Houshang Darabi (MIE) Amid Khodadoust (CME) Sudip Mazumder (ECE) Michael Scott (MIE) Lenore Zuck (CS) 9 cases considered for promotions in (6 promoted) Promoted 4 faculty to Associate Professor with tenure Michael Cho, (BioE) Bhaskar DasGupta (CS) Karl Rockne (CME) Milos Zefran (ECE) Promoted two faculty to the rank of Full Professor Ashfaq Khokhar ( ECE and CS) John Regalbuto (ChE)

10 April 20, 2007UIC College of Engineering10 Developed Guidelines for Faculty Recruiting Faculty allocation function of TEACHING (60%) Undergraduate headcount by major past two years (15%) Graduate headcount by major past two years (15%) Course enrollments in undergrad and grad courses past two years (30%) RESEARCH (40%) Total research funding for all faculty in department past two years (10%) Average research funding per faculty in department past two years (10%) Average research funding per NEW faculty in past 5 years (10%) Ph.D. student graduation two years (10%)

11 April 20, 2007UIC College of Engineering11 Faculty Recruiting Six new faculty joined in , three women Rodica Baranescu, MIE, Elisa Budyn, MIE, Tanya Berger-Wolf, CS, Subrata Chakrabarti, CME/MIE, Randy Meyer, ChE, Alex Yarin, MIE Two members of the National Academy of Engineering Two new faculty joined in , one woman Dr. Elodie Adida, Ph.D. MIT, Assistant Professor, MIE, (woman) Dr. David Eddington, Ph.D. Wisconsin, postdoc, Harvard-MIT, Assistant Professor, Bioengineering Four new faculty in , one woman Craig Foster, Ph.D. Stanford, Assistant Prof. Civil Engineering Eduard Karpov, Ph.D. Southampton, postdoc Northwestern, Asst Prof. Civil Ying Liu, Ph.D. Princeton, Asst. Prof. Chemical Eng (woman) Philip Yu, Ph.D. Stanford, Senior Manager from IBM Watson Center, Wexler Chair of Information Technology in CS/ECE department Two other searches ongoing for Learning Sciences search, Asst. Prof. CS Ongoing search for Assistant Prof., Bioengineering

12 April 20, 2007UIC College of Engineering12 Wexler Chair in Information Technology College of Engineering received a $2 million Chair in Information Technology from Peter and Deborah Wexler in Dec Search Committee co-Chaired by Ouri Wolfson (CS) and Gyungho Lee (ECE) interviewed four candidates and identified two finalists Philip Yu, Senior Manager of IBM TJ Watson Center, was our top choice, accepted our offer Feb. 14, 2007 Will join as Wexler Chair in IT in Jan. 1, 2008 with 75% appointment in CS, and 25% in ECE Expected to lead some large collaborative research Center grants in Databases and Networking

13 April 20, 2007UIC College of Engineering13 Biography of Philip Yu Education B.S. Degree in E.E. from National Taiwan University M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in E.E. from Stanford University M.B.A. degree from New York University. Work Experience Manager of the Software Tools and Techniques group at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center Publications Published more than 450 papers in refereed journals and conferences. Holds or has applied for more than 250 U.S. patents. Awards and Honors Dr. Yu is a Fellow of the ACM and Fellow of the IEEE. Associate editor of ACM Transactions on the Internet Technology and ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery in Data. Member of the IEEE Data Engineering steering committee and is also on the steering committee of IEEE Conference on Data Mining. Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering ( ). Received several IBM honors including two IBM Outstanding Innovation Awards, an Outstanding Technical Achievement Award, two Research Division Awards and the 85th plateau of Invention Achievement Awards. He received a Research Contributions Award from IEEE International Conference on Data Mining in 2003 and also an IEEE Region 1 Award for "promoting and perpetuating numerous new electrical engineering concepts" in Dr. Yu is an IBM Master Inventor.

14 April 20, 2007UIC College of Engineering14 Faculty Awards and Honors Fellows of Societies during Derong Liu, ECE, became Fellow of IEEE Sabri Centinkunt, Farid Amirouche, Suresh Aggarwal, Farzad Mashayek, Tom Royston, became Fellows of ASME Prith Banerjee, Gyungho Lee became Fellows of AAAS Brings total number of Fellows in College to 43 CAREER Awards in during Laxman Saggere, MIE, received NSF CAREER Award in 2005 Sudip Mazumder, ECE, received ONR Young Investigator in 2006 Daniela Tuninetti, ECE received NSF CAREER Award in 2006 Brings total number of NSF CAREER Awards in College to 21 Named Professorships in Ouri Wolfson, CS and Ahmed Shabana, MIE and Michael Stroscio, ECE/BIOE named Richard and Loan Hill Professors of Engineering in 2006, 2007 Wally Minkowycz, MIE, named James Hartnett Professor of Energy Engineering in 2006 Phillip Yu, CS was appointed Wexler Chair in Information Technology in 2007 Brings total number of Professorships in College to 4, also 4 UIC Distinguished Professors

15 April 20, 2007UIC College of Engineering15 Implemented Faculty Incentives New uniform teaching load policy Normal teaching load for COE tenure track faculty is four courses per year for reasonable amount of scholarly activity Faculty who are active in research (at least $50,000 of research expenditures per year) will have a reduced load of three courses per year. Allow faculty to reduce teaching load to two courses Paying 11% (1/9) of their academic year salary or $10,000, whichever is higher. Having $350,000 of research expenditures per year Supporting two 25% TA per year Appoint faculty who are teaching four courses to teach additional fifth course. These faculty will be provided 1/9 of their salary or $7,500, whichever is lower. New policies for Research, Teaching and Advising awards $500 Bronze Awards for $100,000 in research expenditures, $1000 Silver Awards for $200,000, $1500 Gold Award for $300,000, $2000 Diamond Awards for $400,000, and $2500 Platinum Award for $500,000 or higher Six $500 Best Teaching awards Six $500 Best Advising Awards Awards given in Fall 2006

16 April 20, 2007UIC College of Engineering16 Research Program Research done in six departments and eight centers Research expenditures: $20.1 million for Publications: 80 books and book chapters, 465 journals and 500 conferences 406 Ph.D. students, 47 Ph.D. graduates in

17 April 20, 2007UIC College of Engineering17 Research Productivity Published 80 books and book chapters in compared to 78 in Published 465 journal publications in compared to 371 in Published 500 conference publications in compared to 441 in Graduated 47 Ph.D. students in Compared to 41 in Research expenditures: $20.1 million for compared to $21.6 million in

18 April 20, 2007UIC College of Engineering18 Accomplishments in Research Four Interdisciplinary thrust areas were created Biotech, Nanotech, Info Tech, Infrastructure/Energy Tech Created Quad chart view of the research expertise of the faculty in 6 departments by 4 clusters on COE Web page Several large collaborative research proposals were submitted Several large collaborative research grants were funded O. Wolfson, P. Nelson and R. Sloan received a $3.2 million NSF IGERT award on Computational Transportation Systems M. Ashley, K. Rockne, S. Forman received a $2.5 million NSF IGERT award on Ecology, Management and Restoration of Integrated Human/Natural Landscapes" C. Takoudis and S. Ghosh received a $1.2 million NSF Nanoscale Interdisciplinary Research Teams grant Ahmed Shabana received a $2.7 million grant from Federal Highway Administration on Enhancement and Development of Railroad Vehicle Dynamics Simulation Capabilities A. Nehorai and D. Erricolo received a $5.5 million grant from MURI on Adaptive Waveform Diversity for Signal Processing One NSF REU grant and one NSF RET grant were also funded

19 April 20, 2007UIC College of Engineering19 $3.2 Million Research Grant from NSF IGERT National Science Foundation Integrated Graduate Education Research Training (IGERT) grant on Computational Transportation Science Led by Professors Ouri Wolfson (PI), Peter Nelson, and Robert Sloan from the Computer Science department Collaboration with Professors Aris Ouksel from College of Business, and Piyushimita Thakuriah from the College of Urban Planning This IGERT award supports the establishment of a graduate training program in the Information Technology aspects of Transportation Science. Funding $3.2 million over 5 years, The doctoral students in the program will investigate technologies in which sensors, traveler-devices such as PDAs, in-vehicle computers, and computers in the static infrastructure are integrated into a collaborative environment. Basic research in information management, communications, software architectures, modeling tools, human factors, traffic prediction, and transportation planning is essential for founding a new discipline that will integrate millions of disparate, highly mobile computers and sensors into a collaborative system.

20 April 20, 2007UIC College of Engineering20 $2.5 Million Research Grant from NSF IGERT National Science Foundation Integrated Graduate Education Research Training (IGERT) grant on Ecology, Management and Restoration of Integrated Human/Natural Landscapes. Led by Professors Mary Ashley and Steve Forman from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Professor Karl Rockne from the Civil and Materials Engineering department Collaboration with the Chicago Botanic Garden Funding $2.5 million over 5 years, The goal of this project is to develop a new doctoral program called LEAP -- Landscape Ecological and Anthropogenic Processes -- that is set on promoting and preserving biodiversity in cities, suburbs and other areas dominated by humans. The premise for the program is that we need more research on ecological processes occurring amid human activities and better-trained students for careers that integrate biodiversity and human activities.

21 April 20, 2007UIC College of Engineering21 $3.3 Million ADVANCE grant from NSF National Science Foundation grant on ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award: Women in Science and Engineering System Transformation (WISEST) PIs: Meena Rao, Chris Comer, Claudia Morrissey, Mo-Yin S. Tam, and Prith Banerjee Collaboration between Office of Provost, College of Engineering and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Funding $3.3 million for 5 years, Will support hiring 11 women and minority faculty in STEM disciplines 5 sciences and 6 engineering departments Provide $90,000 startup funding per faculty Provide $20,000 per year support for postdocs (cost sharing by College for additional $20,000) 3 faculty and 5 postdoc searches for this year

22 April 20, 2007UIC College of Engineering22 $2.7 Million Research Grant from FHA Federal Highway Administration grant on Enhancement and Development of Railroad Vehicle Dynamics Simulation Capabilities Led by Professors Ahmed Shabana of the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering department Funding $2,761,345 for 5 years, This research project will develop and enhance comprehensive computational algorithms and capabilities for the nonlinear dynamic simulations of large scale high speed railroad vehicle systems. The goal of this research project is to provide FRA and the railroad industry with new capabilities for accurate prediction of the nonlinear dynamics behavior, vehicle critical speeds, vibration characteristics, and derailment and accident scenarios for high speed rail systems subjected to different dynamic loading and disturbances.

23 April 20, 2007UIC College of Engineering23 $3 Million Motorola Innovation Center Received a $3 million grant for from Motorola on an Innovation Center College of Engineering, Business, Art/Architecture PI: Prith Banerjee, Stefanie Lenway, Judith Kirshner, Michael Tanner Identified three interdisciplinary projects on Re-inventing the phone Each project will have one faculty and one grad student each from COE/CBA/CAA Total 9 faculty, 9 grad student support Engineering faculty: Dan Schonfeld (ECE), Ouri Wolfson (CS), Pat Banerjee (MIE), Michael Scott (MIE) Business faculty: Al Page Art and Architecture faculty: Marcia Lausen, Stephen Melamed 10,000 sq ft space identified

24 April 20, 2007UIC College of Engineering24 Interdisciplinary Research Clusters Chemical (biopharmaceutical) BioEng (Neural Eng) Civil Electrical (Imaging) Com. Sci (Bioinformatics) Mechanical ( Biosensors) Medicine (Genetics) Liberal Arts and Sciences ( Neurosciences) Business (Biotech companies) Education (K-12 education) College of Engineering Biotechnology Nano-technology Info technology Energy / Env technology

25 April 20, 2007UIC College of Engineering25 Example Information Technology: The OptIPuter Project Tom DeFanti, Jason Leigh, Maxine Brown, Tom Moher, Oliver Yu, Bob Grossman, Luc Renambot Electronic Visualization Laboratory, Department of Computer Science, UIC Problem Statement and Motivation Technical ApproachUIC OptIPuter Team Key Achievements and Future GoalsUIC Team The OptIPuter, so named for its use of Optical networking, Internet Protocol, computer storage, processing and visualization technologies, is an infrastructure that tightly couples computational resources and displays over parallel optical networks using the IP communication mechanism. The OptIPuter exploits a new world in which the central architectural element is optical networking, not computers. The goal of this new architecture is to enable scientists who are generating terabytes of data to interactively visualize, analyze, and correlate their data from multiple storage sites connected to optical networks. Deployed tiled displays and clusters at partner sites Procured a 10Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) private network UIC to UCSD Connected 1GigE and 10GigE metro, regional, national and international research networks into the OptIPuter project. Developed software and middleware to interconnect and interoperate heterogeneous network domains, enabling applications to set up on-demand private networks using electronic-optical and fully optical switches. Developed advanced data transport protocols to move large data files quickly Develop high-bandwidth distributed applications in geoscience, medical imaging and digital cinema Design, build and evaluate ultra-high-resolution displays Transmit ultra-high-resolution still and motion images Design, deploy and test high-bandwidth collaboration tools Procure/provide experimental high-performance network services Research distributed optical backplane architectures Create and deploy lightpath management methods Implement novel data transport protocols Design performance metrics, analysis and protocol parameters

26 April 20, 2007UIC College of Engineering26 Preparation for NSF ERC Centers Organized four research retreats at College level among faculty during Identified themes UIC strengths (medicine, visualization, sensors) Nations needs (energy, security, infrastructure) Strengths of Principal Investigators (NAE members) Issued Call for Proposals for Seed Funding within College of Engineering Identified five such Collaborative Projects, provided seed funding Spring 2006 Center for Sensor-Enriched Secure Urban Infrastructure Center for Integrated Networks of Nanoscale Sensors Center for BioFuels Based Engine Systems For Multigrids Center for Scalable Therapeutic Simulation Center for Research and Instruction in Technologies for Electronic Security Continuing seed funding with two centers in Fall 2006 Center for Sensor-Enriched Secure Urban Infrastructure Directors: Subrata Chakrabarti (CME/MIE) and Ming Wang CME) Center for BioFuels Based Engine Systems For Multigrids Directors: Rodica Baranescu (MIE) and Bill Worek (MIE)

27 April 20, 2007UIC College of Engineering27 MARKET PLACE FUNDAMENTAL KNOWLEDGE Cross-disciplinary research and curricula Develop future leaders in alternate and renewable energy systems EDUCATION Component-level interdisciplinary courses IMPACT Enhanced sufficiency in energy generation Enhanced sufficiency in energy generation Graduates trained in alternate and renewable energy systemsGraduates trained in alternate and renewable energy systems Cleaner environmentCleaner environment COMMERCIALIZATION & TECH. TRANSFER Robust and Efficient IC Engines ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES Biofuel based energy systems energy systems PROTOTYPES ENGINEERING SYSTEMS MICROGRID MICROGRID Industry & University Industry & University Pilot systems FUNDAMENTAL SCIENCE Biofuel Research Robust and Efficient Electronics and Electromechanics Biofuels Systems on Module Power Electronics Reduced vulnerability to blackouts and brownouts and energy securityReduced vulnerability to blackouts and brownouts and energy security Enhanced power qualityEnhanced power quality Cost-competitive power systems Cost-competitive power systems Phenomena, simulation, structures, materials, and properties SCIENCE Combustion and Emissions Research Biofuel based Energy Systems for Microgrid Strategic Research Plan Power Dense Alternator Designs flexibility efficiency power density reliability cost

28 April 20, 2007UIC College of Engineering28 Technology Elements Fundamental Insights Center for Sensor-Enriched Secure Urban Infrastructure System Requirements Knowledge Base Technology Base Technology Integration Products and Outcomes Requirements Environment/Marketplace Robustness & longevity of infrastructure Asset management & life cycle cost Advanced environmental chambers for sensors Data modeling & decision making Data analysis & fusion Computational mechanics Sensor materials science & modeling Sensor technology for infrastructure Data management & decision-making software Infrastructure safety Data base for design & maintenance Test Beds Buildings Transportation Shoreline structures Durable & smart sensors High performance Cost effective infrastructure Life-cycle cost System Architecture

29 April 20, 2007UIC College of Engineering29 Technology Centers Given that UIC is located in the heart of Chicago, it should be possible for the College to create Technology Centers Bring in shorter term research and development contracts Similar to model of Energy Resources Center at UIC or Information Sciences Institute at USC, GTRI at Georgia Tech, APL at Johns Hopkins University Win for Industry and national labs Normal cost of outsourcing of contracts is $150 per hour Outsourcing of projects to India/China is cheap but faces difficulty of remote management UIC is uniquely positioned in being one hour from local industry Can be done at competitive prices $40 per hour involving senior undergrads and Masters students Win for Students Provide alternate source of financial support for students Provide Co-Op Experience locally at UIC Prepare them for future employment Win for UIC and College of Engineering Increase total funding, helps rankings Increase ties between faculty and industry May lead to more research funding

30 April 20, 2007UIC College of Engineering30 Tech Center Update Prepared Updated Business and Operating Plan for Tech Centers Master Agreement for Technology Services developed by UIC legal Includes students, faculty and postdocs About $640,000 of contracts in place for first year Motorola, JSC, Baxter, Lisle Tech, etc. Marketing brochure and web page developed Received approval from Board of Trustees in March 13, 2007 meeting

31 April 20, 2007UIC College of Engineering31 UIC Graduate Eng Program 406 Ph.D. students in , 47 Ph.D. graduates in Ph.D. students in , 47 Ph.D. graduates in M.S. students in , 217 M.S. graduates in M.S. students in , 217 M.S. graduates in 2006

32 April 20, 2007UIC College of Engineering32 Accomplishments in Graduate Program Implemented Direct Ph.D. program for all 6 departments Ph.D. students are not allowed to switch to MS program Increased number of TAs in College from 58 to 92 Implemented TA Allocation policies in departments Student heacount, course enrollment, Ph.D. graduates, Number of RAs supported Implemented financial support for Ph.D. students 2 years of TAship with 3 years of matching RAship Increased Ph.D. graduations to 47 in 2006 (from 35 in 2004 to 41 in 2005), expected to graduate 60 Ph.D. in 2007

33 April 20, 2007UIC College of Engineering33 TA Allocation Across Departments Provide incentive based allocation Increase UG enrollment, increase RA support, increase Ph.D program TA allocation policy (60% teaching, 40% research) 35% course enrollment (Spr 06, Fall 06) 25% undergraduate headcount (Fall 06) 20% RA support (Spr 06-Fall 06) 10% Ph.D. enrollment (Fall 06) 10% Ph.D. graduates (AY05, AY06)

34 April 20, 2007UIC College of Engineering34 TA Allocation for Dept AY08 TA allocation AY07 TA Allocation AY06 TA Allocati on BioE ChE CS ECE CME MIE COLLEGE 92.5

35 April 20, 2007UIC College of Engineering35 UIC Undergraduate Eng. Program 1624 total undergraduate students in Average ACT score of freshmen students B.S. graduates in % women, 33% Asian, 6.4% African, 17.5% Hispanic

36 April 20, 2007UIC College of Engineering36 Accomplishments in Undergraduate Programs Recruited students from High Schools and Community Colleges Had 4 major Open Houses for Recruiting Students Recruited engineering student applicants from Univ. Illinois Urbana Increased enrollment to 1624 in Fall 2006 (from 1550 in Fall 2005) without lowering our standards (ACT increased from 25.4 to 25.6) Expected to have 1700 in Fall 2007 Have 333 new freshmen and 157 new transfer students enrolled into Engineering for Fall 2006 (compared to 230 freshman and 120 transfer) Developed Freshman courses in Engineering Intro to Bioengineering, Intro to Electrical and Computer Engineering, Intro to Chemical Engg Streamlined the ECE and CS Curriculum to remove course overlaps Increased number of TAs in College from 58 to 92 Started program for upgrading Instructional Labs $200,000 per year Developed improved undergraduate advising program

37 April 20, 2007UIC College of Engineering37 Professional Masters Program UIC COE has an Online Masters Program (MENG) in ECE, CS, and MIE departments UIC COE also has two International Masters Programs (Turin and Milan) in ECE, CS, and MIE Created two LIVE MS programs for people in Chicago area Masters in Energy Technology (Fall 2007) Masters in Information Technology (Fall 2008)

38 April 20, 2007UIC College of Engineering38 Marketing Updates New brochures developed for all 6 departments to recruit graduate students Sent to all Deans and Department Heads Announcement of Hill and Hartnett Professorships Sent to all Deans and Department Heads New Research Report for and Sent to all Deans and Department Heads Engineering News Alumni magazine for 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 EN received UIC award for best magazine Sent to all Deans and Department Heads Monthly COE Newsletter to faculty, students, staff and alums Remodeling of SEO Lobby and Vestibule area (plasma TV screens, Directory, COE facts, wooden paneling, rugs, sofas) welcome students and visitors

39 April 20, 2007UIC College of Engineering39 UIC COE Fund Raising Plan UIC COE Plan $50 million Endowed Chairs $8 million Four chairs at $2 million each for Biotech, Nanotech, Infotech, Infratech Professorships $6 million 12 total at $500,000 each Graduate Fellowships $3 million 12 total at $250,000 each Undergraduate Fellowships $1.8 million 12 total at $150,000 each Research Funds $2 million Facilities $16 million Classroom, lab renovation $1 million New building $15 million Annual Giving $700,000 $100,000 per year (currently $45,000 per year) Gift in kind $12 million

40 April 20, 2007UIC College of Engineering40 Fund Raising Update Endowed Chairs $8 million Received one $2 million Chair in Infotech from Peter Wexler Appointed Philip Yu, Senior Manager from IBM Watson Center to Wexler Chair Professorships $6 million Received 3 $500,000 Professorships from Rick Hill, one from James Hartnett Appointed Ahmed Shabana, Ouri Wolfson, Mike Stroscio, Wally Minkowicz to Professorships Undergraduate Fellowships $1.8 million Received one $100,000 scholarship from Glenn Neland, one $100,000 scholarship from Bill Unger, $50,000 scholarship from E. Eugene Foundation, $25,000 from Nancy Holmes Research Funds $2 million Received $720,000 grant from DOE on Integrative Bioengineering Institute Received $3.3 million NSF ADVANCE Grant for Women in Science and Engineering Received $3 million grant from Motorola on Innovation Center Facilities $16 million $50,000 from Chris Burke for Hydraulics Lab Annual Giving $700,000 $100,000 per year Gift in kind $12 million

41 April 20, 2007UIC College of Engineering41 Conclusions UIC Engineering is poised to become a major player in Illinois and the country Future of engineering is having strong ties to industry Leverage location of Chicago effectively Recruit, promote and retain the best faculty Train our students for the 21 st century Form interdisciplinary, collaborative centers of research excellence MESSAGE – Exceptional Engineering in the Heart of Chicago!


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