UIC College of Engineering Strategic Plan Update 2004-2007

rawsulkyInternet και Εφαρμογές Web

10 Δεκ 2013 (πριν από 3 χρόνια και 10 μήνες)

202 εμφανίσεις

April 20, 2007

UIC College of Engineering

1

UIC College of Engineering

Strategic Plan Update

2004
-
2007

Prith Banerjee

Dean, College of Engineering

University of Illinois at Chicago

prith@uic.edu

April 20, 2007

UIC College of Engineering

2

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

April 20, 2007

UIC College of Engineering

3

UIC College of Engineering


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 2006
-
07, 342 B.S. graduates in 2005
-
06


23.4% women, 6.4% African, 17.5% Hispanic, 33% Asian


406 Ph.D. students in 2006
-
07, 47 Ph.D. graduates in 2005
-
06


410 M.S. students in 2006
-
07, 217 M.S. graduates in 2005
-
06


Alumni


18,000 alumni


Research


Research expenditures: $20.1 million for 2005
-
06


Publications: 80 books and book chapters, 465 journals and 500 conferences

April 20, 2007

UIC College of Engineering

4

Strategic Plan for 2010

Issues

Year

2005

Year

2010

Faculty

size

114

130

Research

Funding

$
20

million

$
40

million

Undergraduate

Students

Enrolled

1550

1900

Undergraduate

students

graduated

per

year

364

B
.
S
.

450

B
.
S
.

Graduate

Student

Enrolled

426

Ph
.
D,

425

MS,

850

total

600

Ph
.
D,

400

MS,

1000

total

Graduate

students

graduated

per

year

41

Ph
.
D
.
,

200

M
.
S
.

100

Ph
.
D
.
,

200

M
.
S
.

Space

267
,
000

sq

ft

417
,
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

Research

30
%

ICR

(
$
2

million)

50
%

ICR

(
$
6

million)

April 20, 2007

UIC College of Engineering

5

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 faculty’s 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

April 20, 2007

UIC College of Engineering

6

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.

April 20, 2007

UIC College of Engineering

7

Faculty Status in 2007

Faculty Distribution
0.00
5.00
10.00
15.00
20.00
25.00
30.00
35.00
BioE
ChE
CS
CME
MIE
ECE
Department
Faculty
Professor
Assoc Professor
Assistant Professor
Lecturers
Total
114 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

April 20, 2007

UIC College of Engineering

8

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 2006
-
07 (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)

April 20, 2007

UIC College of Engineering

9

Faculty Promotions (Contd)


12 cases were considered by College in 2005
-
06 (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 2004
-
05 (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)

April 20, 2007

UIC College of Engineering

10

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%)

April 20, 2007

UIC College of Engineering

11

Faculty Recruiting


Six new faculty joined in 2005
-
06, 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 2006
-
07, 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 2007
-
08, 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 2007
-
08


Learning Sciences search, Asst. Prof. CS


Ongoing search for Assistant Prof., Bioengineering

April 20, 2007

UIC College of Engineering

12

Wexler Chair in Information
Technology


College of Engineering received a $2 million Chair in
Information Technology from Peter and Deborah
Wexler in Dec. 2005


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

April 20, 2007

UIC College of Engineering

13

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 (2001
-
2004).


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 1999.




Dr. Yu is an IBM Master Inventor.

April 20, 2007

UIC College of Engineering

14

Faculty Awards and Honors


Fellows of Societies during 2005
-
07


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 2005
-
07


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 2005
-
07


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

April 20, 2007

UIC College of Engineering

15

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

April 20, 2007

UIC College of Engineering

16

Research Program



Research done in six departments and eight centers



Research expenditures: $20.1 million for 2005
-
06



Publications: 80 books and book chapters, 465 journals and 500 conferences



406 Ph.D. students, 47 Ph.D. graduates in 2005
-
06

Research Expenditures 2005-06
$2,599,403 ,
13%
$3,272,384 ,
16%
$2,723,405 ,
14%
$6,364,349 ,
32%
$619,853 , 3%
$1,436,709 , 7%
$3,112,885 ,
15%
ERC
MIE
BIOE
CS
CHE
CME
ECE
April 20, 2007

UIC College of Engineering

17

Research Productivity


Published 80 books and book chapters in 2005
-
06


compared to 78 in 2004
-
05


Published 465 journal publications in 2005
-
06


compared to 371 in 2004
-
05


Published 500 conference publications in 2005
-
06


compared to 441 in 2004
-
05


Graduated 47 Ph.D. students in 2005
-
06


Compared to 41 in 2004
-
05


Research expenditures: $20.1 million for 2005
-
06


compared to $21.6 million in 2004
-
05

April 20, 2007

UIC College of Engineering

18

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


April 20, 2007

UIC College of Engineering

19

$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, 2006
-
2011.


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.

April 20, 2007

UIC College of Engineering

20

$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, 2006
-
2011.


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.


April 20, 2007

UIC College of Engineering

21

$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, 2006
-
2010


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

April 20, 2007

UIC College of Engineering

22

$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, 2006
-
2010


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.


April 20, 2007

UIC College of Engineering

23

$3 Million Motorola Innovation
Center


Received a $3 million grant for 2007
-
08 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

April 20, 2007

UIC College of Engineering

24

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

April 20, 2007

UIC College of Engineering

25

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 Approach

UIC OptIPuter Team

Key Achievements and Future Goals

UIC 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

10
Gigabit

Ethernet

(GigE)

private

network

UIC

to

UCSD


Connected

1
GigE

and

10
GigE

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

April 20, 2007

UIC College of Engineering

26

Preparation for NSF ERC
Centers


Organized four research retreats at College level among faculty during 2005
-
06


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)


April 20, 2007

UIC College of Engineering

27

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


Graduates trained
in alternate and
renewable energy
systems


Cleaner
environment

COMMERCIALIZATION & TECH. TRANSFER


Robust and
Efficient IC
Engines

ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES

Biofuel based


energy systems

PROTOTYPES

ENGINEERING SYSTEMS


MICROGRID



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 security


Enhanced power
quality



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

April 20, 2007

UIC College of Engineering

28

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

April 20, 2007

UIC College of Engineering

29

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
Master’s 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

April 20, 2007

UIC College of Engineering

30

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


April 20, 2007

UIC College of Engineering

31

UIC Graduate Eng Program



406 Ph.D. students in 2006
-
07, 47 Ph.D. graduates in 2006



410 M.S. students in 2006
-
07, 217 M.S. graduates in 2006

Grad Enrollment AY 06 by Departments
BIOE, 149, 18%
CME, 83, 10%
CS, 258, 32%
CHE, 48, 6%
ECE, 168, 21%
MIE, 110, 13%
BIOE
CME
CS
CHE
ECE
MIE
April 20, 2007

UIC College of Engineering

32

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

April 20, 2007

UIC College of Engineering

33

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)


April 20, 2007

UIC College of Engineering

34

TA Allocation for 2007
-
08

Dept

AY08 TA

allocation

AY07 TA

Allocation

AY06 TA
Allocati
on

BioE

13.6

12.5

12.0

ChE

6.3

5.5

4.5

CS

16.5

16.5

18.0

ECE

23.8

27.5

27.5

CME

12.8

12.0

11.0

MIE

19.5

18.5

19.5

COLLEGE

92.5

92.5

92.5

April 20, 2007

UIC College of Engineering

35

UIC Undergraduate Eng. Program



1624 total undergraduate students in 2006
-
07



Average ACT score of freshmen students 25.6



342 B.S. graduates in 2005
-
06


23.4% women, 33% Asian, 6.4% African, 17.5% Hispanic

BIOE, 178, 11%
CME, 239, 15%
CS, 206, 13%
CHE, 112, 7%
ECE, 477, 29%
MIE, 407, 25%
AY06-07
AY06-07
BIOE
CME
CS
CHE
ECE
MIE
April 20, 2007

UIC College of Engineering

36

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

April 20, 2007

UIC College of Engineering

37

Professional Master’s Program


UIC COE has an Online Master’s Program
(MENG) in ECE, CS, and MIE departments


UIC COE also has two International Master’s
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)

April 20, 2007

UIC College of Engineering

38

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 2004
-
05 and 2005
-
06


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


April 20, 2007

UIC College of Engineering

39

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

April 20, 2007

UIC College of Engineering

40

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

April 20, 2007

UIC College of Engineering

41

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!”