In spite of the continuing challenges of the global pandemic, I’m pleased to let you know that we are continuing to build our successful programs and a top-tier research enterprise.
Our program continues to expand its reputation, building our research strengths in design automation and high-performance computing where we are listed among the top 20 programs in the country. Our researchers have published and presented at many top-tier conferences. In the area of power engineering, the UI Assist Program, led by Professor Noel Schulz, has recently been recognized as a key achievement of the US-India Strategic Clean Energy Partnership. The program aims to support adoption of smart grid and renewable energy technologies by utilities around the world.
Meanwhile, our enrollment in our graduate and undergraduate programs continues to grow. A new US Department of Education grant will provide funding to support graduate students doing research at the intersection of artificial intelligence, data science, and engineering for the electric power grid. Our EECS program includes both computer science and power engineering, so we are well positioned to train power engineers with excellent data science skills, providing holistic understanding that will be critically important for the 21st century power grid operations.
As always, support from our donors and friends remains critical to our success, allowing our students and faculty to expand their research endeavors, learn in updated facilities, and receive needed scholarship support. We invite you to join our efforts in further strengthening our teaching and research programs. Please feel free to contact me anytime to set up a meeting
Boeing Centennial Chair