Andrzej Rucinski, ISSIP ambassador to American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) and IEEE Computer Society’s Design Automation Technical Committee

Professor Andrzej Rucinski represents a growing category of “transatlantic professors” defining the role of academia in the global engineering era and developing global innovation, technology, and education solutions. He was educated both in Poland and the former Soviet Union and has conducted his academic career in both the United States (University of New Hampshire, USA), Europe (France, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Russia, and Ukraine), and Asia (India, Kazakhstan).  His service has been with high tech industry, NGOs, ranging from the state level (National Infrastructure Institute) to a global level (NATO, United Nations Organization). He is a member of the Executive Committee (Innovation Chair) of the IEEE Computer Society’s Design Automation Technical Committee.  He chaired the 2009 Conference on Microelectronics Systems Education (MSE’09) in San Francisco. At the University of New Hampshire, he is the founding Director of the Critical Infrastructure Dependability Laboratory, the Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Space Science Center. He was the Member of the US State Department/Fulbright National Screening Committee, a Visiting Professor at the Gdansk University of Technology, a Professor of the Indo-US Coalition of Engineering Education (IUCEE), and he has been the Fulbright Senior Specialist. Currently, his interest is focusing on the development of a global engineering education platform based on the Internet of Things and disruptive technologies through a coalition of accreditation and certification organizations such as  the American Society for Engineering Education – ASEE, IGIP, IFEES, IUCEE, and GEDC. This “last frontier” in education is classified as service science discipline emphasizing transformations from current localized education through globalization into the establishment of services by “global engineers.”