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Title: UIC College of Engineering Strategic Plan Update 2004-2007

UIC College of EngineeringStrategic Plan Update
  • Prith Banerjee
  • Dean, College of Engineering
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • prith_at_uic.edu

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
  • 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

UIC College of Engineering
  • Six Departments with graduate and undergraduate
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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)
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

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
  • 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.

Faculty Status in 2007
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
Faculty Promotions Update
  • Increased standards for Promotions and Tenure
  • Quality and quantity of publications, research
  • Teaching accomplishments
  • Soliciting additional letters of reference at
    College level
  • Measured impact of publications through citation
  • 10 cases considered for promotions in 2006-07 (8
  • Promoted five faculty to the rank of Full
  • 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)

Faculty Promotions (Contd)
  • 12 cases were considered by College in 2005-06 (8
  • 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
  • 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 4 faculty to Associate Professor with
  • Michael Cho, (BioE)
  • Bhaskar DasGupta (CS)
  • Karl Rockne (CME)
  • Milos Zefran (ECE)
  • Promoted two faculty to the rank of Full
  • Ashfaq Khokhar ( ECE and CS)

Developed Guidelines for Faculty Recruiting
  • Faculty allocation function of
  • TEACHING (60)
  • Undergraduate headcount by major past two years
  • 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)

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
  • 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

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

Biography of Philip Yu
  • Education
  • B.S. Degree in E.E. from National Taiwan
  • M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in E.E. from Stanford
  • 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.
  • Awards and Honors
  • Dr. Yu is a Fellow of the ACM and Fellow of the
  • 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.

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
  • Brings total number of Fellows in College to 43
  • CAREER Awards in during 2005-07
  • Laxman Saggere, MIE, received NSF CAREER Award in
  • 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

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
  • 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
  • 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

Research Program
  • Research done in six departments and eight
  • 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

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

Accomplishments in Research
  • Four Interdisciplinary thrust areas were created
  • Biotech, Nanotech, Info Tech, Infrastructure/Energ
    y 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
  • 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
  • C. Takoudis and S. Ghosh received a 1.2 million
    NSF Nanoscale Interdisciplinary Research Teams
  • 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

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.

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
  • 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

3.3 Million ADVANCE grant from NSF
  • National Science Foundation grant on ADVANCE
    Institutional Transformation Award   Women in
    Science and Engineering System Transformation
  • 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
  • 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

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.

3 Million Motorola Innovation Center
  • Received a 3 million grant for 2007-08 from
    Motorola on an Innovation Center
  • College of Engineering, Business,
  • 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
  • Business faculty Al Page
  • Art and Architecture faculty Marcia Lausen,
    Stephen Melamed
  • 10,000 sq ft space identified

Interdisciplinary Research Clusters
BioEng (Neural Eng)
Medicine (Genetics)
College of Engineering
Chemical (biopharmaceutical)
Liberal Arts and Sciences (Neurosciences)
Electrical (Imaging)
Business (Biotech companies)
Info technology
Com. Sci (Bioinformatics)
Energy / Env technology
Education (K-12 education)
Mechanical (Biosensors)
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
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
Key Achievements and Future GoalsUIC Team
Technical ApproachUIC OptIPuter Team
  • Deployed tiled displays and clusters at partner
  • 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
  • Transmit ultra-high-resolution still and motion
  • Design, deploy and test high-bandwidth
    collaboration tools
  • Procure/provide experimental high-performance
    network services
  • Research distributed optical backplane
  • Create and deploy lightpath management methods
  • Implement novel data transport protocols
  • Design performance metrics, analysis and protocol

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
  • 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
  • Center for Integrated Networks of Nanoscale
  • Center for BioFuels Based Engine Systems For
  • Center for Scalable Therapeutic Simulation
  • Center for Research and Instruction in
    Technologies for Electronic Security
  • Continuing seed funding with two centers in Fall
  • Center for Sensor-Enriched Secure Urban
  • Directors Subrata Chakrabarti (CME/MIE) and Ming
    Wang CME)
  • Center for BioFuels Based Engine Systems For
  • Directors Rodica Baranescu (MIE) and Bill Worek

Biofuel based Energy Systems for Microgrid
Strategic Research Plan
power density
  • Graduates trained in alternate and renewable
    energy systems

Develop future leaders in alternate and renewable
energy systems
  • Enhanced sufficiency in energy generation

University Pilot systems
  • Cleaner environment

Cross-disciplinary research and curricula
  • Cost-competitive power systems

Robust and Efficient IC Engines
Power Dense Alternator Designs
  • Reduced vulnerability to blackouts and brownouts
    and energy security

Biofuel based energy systems
Systems on Module Power Electronics
Component-level interdisciplinary courses
  • Enhanced power quality

Biofuel Research
Phenomena, simulation, structures, materials,
and properties
Combustion and Emissions Research
Robust and Efficient Electronics and
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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
  • Similar to model of Energy Resources Center at
    UIC or Information Sciences Institute at USC,
    GTRI at Georgia Tech, APL at Johns Hopkins
  • 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
  • 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

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
  • Motorola, JSC, Baxter, Lisle Tech, etc.
  • Marketing brochure and web page developed
  • Received approval from Board of Trustees in March
    13, 2007 meeting

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

Accomplishments in Graduate Program
  • Implemented Direct Ph.D. program for all 6
  • Ph.D. students are not allowed to switch to MS
  • 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

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)

TA Allocation for 2007-08
Dept AY08 TA allocation AY07 TA Allocation AY06 TA Allocation
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
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

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

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)

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

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

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

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