John E. Hopcroft
Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering
Professor of Computer Science
PhD Stanford University, 1964

On January 1, 1994, I was appointed dean of the College of Engineering and now oversee the ten academic departments that comprise the college as well as various research units. My involvement with the Computer Science Department continues through research on robust geometric algorithms, modeling and simulation, and information capture and access.

In collaboration with the Design Research Institute, we are developing technologies to facilitate information capture and access within an engineering design environment. Among the technologies being researched are distributed databases and persistent object storage, document image processing and management, multimedia and user interface technology, information science for heterogeneous data, knowledge representation and organization, and remote collaboration technologies.

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