Engineering Programs





EXPO 2017 logo
Our Engineering Expo will be on Friday, April 21, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will take place at the UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Road.
The team
Students Take First Place at Cyber Defense Competition
L-R Chase Lee, Shawn Kim, Michael Baccia, Daniel Stempniewicz, Daniel Moreno, and Oliver Hui. Photo courtesy of Wes Agresta, Argonne National Laboratory.A team of UIC computer science students won first place at the 2017 Cyber Defense Competition, a contest organized by Argonne National Laboratory that challenged teams to design a secure network and defend it against attackers. The UIC team beat out 15 college teams including the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Indiana University, and Iowa State University at the event on April 1.
UIC Engineering student Sarita Deshpande
UIC Engineering Student Wins Gates Cambridge Scholarship
Bioengineering senior Sarita Deshpande is one of 36 American students to win the prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship for graduate studies at the University of Cambridge. She is the fourth UIC student to win one of the scholarships since the program was established through a $210 million donation from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000. Read more about her post-graduation plans here.
Spring 2017 Commencement
Engineering Commencement Ceremony,  Saturday, May 6, 2017,  UIC Pavilion.  Start time 2:00 (doors open at 1:00)


Clinical Associate Professor Miiri Kotche
Clinical Associate Professor Miiri Kotche Receives Fulbright Award
Miiri Kotche, PhD, clinical associate professor of bioengineering, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to study medical-device design in Finland at the Helsinki-based VTT Technical Research Center, the largest multidisciplinary research organization in Northern Europe.Kotche is the director of the Medical Accelerator for Devices Laboratory and the Clinical Immersion Program for engineering and design students. She also leads the the Innovation in Medicine Program and the Freshman Engineering Success Program.Read more about her upcoming research here.
Collaborators on the SABER computing project
$1.1M Brings New Computing Resource to UIC
A new computing resource called SABER (Shared Analytics and Big-data Enterprise Resource) funded by $1.1 million from the National Science Foundation will support interdisciplinary high-performance computing (HPC) and big-data mining research at UIC.Researchers in nine colleges across campus will utilize the equipment, including Farzad Mashayek (pictured above; right), professor and head of mechanical and industrial engineering and SABER's principal investigator, who uses HPC to study supersonic combustion in the Computational Multiphase Transport Laboratory; Philip S. Yu, professor of computer science and Wexler Chair in Information Technology, who studies big-data mining in e-commerce, health care, social networks, and more in the Big Data and Social Computing Laboratory; and Thomas Royston, professor and head of the Richard and Loan Hill Department of Bioengineering, who…
Artificial Intelligence Lab
AI Lab Receives $5.85M from IDOT to Help Reduce Traffic
With $7.2 billion in wasted gasoline, time, and pollution due to traffic congestion, Chicago is the third worst urban area in the country according to the Texas Institute of Transportation. A $5,853,740 contract to UIC researchers in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Laboratory will help to address the problem. The UIC AI Laboratory developed the Gateway Transportation Information System (GTIS) in the early 1990s to help reduce congestion in Chicago and around the Midwest. GTIS is a system that collects, analyzes, and combines sensor data and anecdotal information from 24 transportation operating agencies and gives drivers real-time traffic information through its website TravelMidwest.com and mobile app Travel Midwest.Since its inception, GTIS has grown to provide real-time traffic information coverage for Illinois, Indiana,…
Dean Peter Nelson and Alex Leow