A Message from the Dean

Dean Susan Barua is inspired by the creativity, industriousness, and fresh perspectives of ECS students and alumni, illustrating the success of the college’s mission in action.

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Susan Barua | Dean, College of Engineering & Computer Science

At the College of Engineering & Computer Science, our mission is to educate engineers and computer scientists who will graduate with a high level of knowledge and practical experience in their chosen fields, ready to take their places in industry and government or achieve advanced degrees before launching successful careers.

Fulfilling that mission means providing access to excellent education and holistic development experiences. Our graduates must be equipped with technical skills; offered opportunities to apply curricular knowledge and scientific theory to practical, real-world challenges; and encouraged to hone critical “soft” skills like communication, problem-solving, teamwork, flexibility, and leadership.

We are proud to say that 100 percent of our ECS graduates are employed after graduation – 73 percent in their field of study! That’s a laudable achievement for each of our alumni and strong evidence that we’re providing the tools, support, and connections students need to take on whatever challenges come their way and make positive impacts after graduation. Our students and alumni inspire us every day with their creativity, industriousness, and fresh perspectives, and we have no doubt they’ll continue to make us proud.

None of this would be possible without our faculty’s innovative approaches to educating our students and their willingness to involve them in research and experiences in growing fields like cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, software engineering, civil and environmental engineering, and more.

Additionally, without the support of our outstanding alumni, ECS College Leadership Council, professional partners, and community, we could not provide essential programs that promote inclusivity, leadership, and entrepreneurship. Nor could we open doors to promising future engineers and computer scientists from underrepresented or economically disadvantaged backgrounds through outreach, scholarships, and other forms of support.

We are so grateful for your continued contributions of expertise, encouragement, and financial support as we forge ahead with our mission.

Susan Barua
Dean, College of Engineering & Computer Science

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