I am honored and privileged to serve as the Dinesh & Illa Paliwal Dean of the College of Engineering and Computing (CEC).
As future engineers and computer scientists, you will tackle complex problems. Our faculty and staff are ready to help you learn technical skills, practice ingenuity and champion your imagination. The unique blend of technical skills you develop in our college matched with Miami University's national reputation as a liberal arts institution focused on undergraduate teaching will serve you well.
I hope you will spend some time learning about faculty research, facilities, and curriculum that makes our College of Engineering and Computing one of the nation's best engineering and computing programs ensuring the continued success of our graduates (99% finding full-time work or graduate program acceptance after graduation) and alumni. We are No. 2 in the national public undergraduate engineering program - non doctorate, according to U.S. News and World Report 2022.
We emphasize socially engaged engineering and computing, which means, designing for good. Through professional organizations like the Lilly Leadership Institute and the university’s robust student services, our graduates are prepared to lead the world and make it a better place for future generations. Our alumni include several CEOs and graduates who have reached the pinnacle of their careers. I am personally committed to recruiting and retaining a more diverse student body while creating an inclusive and equitable environment where students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds can thrive.
Our faculty are teacher-scholars who employ innovative and dynamic teaching methods to excite and motivate students. Our faculty are engaged in world-class research funded by prestigious federal and state agencies as well as industry. Research is vertically integrated with undergraduate students working side by side with graduate students and faculty. Many of our students are recipients of prestigious fellowships such as the Goldwater Scholarship, Fulbright, and Astronaut Scholars. We also pride ourselves on nurturing faculty and students' entrepreneurial spirit by encouraging technology commercialization and collaboration with universitywide initiatives.
I look forward to interacting with you as we forge our way into the future. Together I know we will create a better and bright future.