ECE News Story
ECE Chair O'Shea Named UMD VP for Research
The University of Maryland’s new vice president for research, Dr. Patrick O’Shea – currently chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and co-director of the Maryland Cybersecurity Center – is proposing an aggressive plan to build the institution’s research profile regionally, nationally and globally, including an emphasis on multidisciplinary, large-scale collaborations with industry and government, and closer relationships with the University of Maryland Medical School and other University System institutions.
O’Shea has emphasized the need to establish a vibrant “ecosystem” at the University of Maryland for promoting diverse research, scholarship and creativity of the highest caliber. Under O’Shea, the Division of Research will also promote the creation of innovative, product-based companies.
May 27, 2011