The Department of Applied Computing brings together faculty and programs with a common interest in the applied aspects of computing.

The areas of study within the Applied Computing department—computer networks, cybersecurity, mechatronics, electrical engineering technology, and health informatics—are key technologies for the development of advanced capabilities in modern manufacturing, industry, and healthcare, and as such College of Computing degree programs provide graduates with skills that are in high demand, now and in the future.

Daniel Fuhrmann

  • Dave House Professor of Computing
  • Chair, Department of Applied Computing
  • Affiliated Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Kay Oliver

Kay Oliver

  • Academic Advisor, Applied Computing

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Focus on Mechatronics

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Mechatronics Machining System

Dr Alex Sergeyev and Chinmay Kondekar, ’21 MS, discuss and demonstrate Kondekar’s Mechatronics  system design project in a new video from Applied Computing.

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The Mechatronics Playground

The Mechatronics Playground facilitates hands-on industry-specific training for BS students. This lab was generously funded in 2020 by Donald Engineering and vendors.

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Students Specialize in Mechatronics

A synergy of mechanical and electrical systems, computer hardware and software, Mechatronics is the design and implementation of automated systems.

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The Paul-222 Robot

Dr. Nathir Rawashdeh has developed a mobile robot disinfector prototype with the help of a research seed grant from Paul Williams ’61 EE.