About Watson

The Thomas J. Watson College of Engineering and Applied Science provides a top-ranked engineering and computer science education in upstate New York. Our exceptional faculty members are both innovative researchers and supportive professors. 

Students come to Watson College from all over the world and represent a wide range of backgrounds and interests. They graduate with broad-based skills and the entrepreneurial spirit to succeed in fields ranging from mechanical engineering to hospital operations to the law. 

We are in the high-tech heart of upstate New York state with industry partnerships, class projects and internship opportunities that provide a wealth of hands-on experience for graduate and undergraduate students alike.

  • Official Mission Statement

    The mission of Watson College is to provide education and research in the broad field of engineering and applied science. To fulfill this mission, the School will:

    • offer baccalaureate,master's and doctoral programs that prepare graduates for employment in the technical professions and combine
      • a firm grounding in fundamentals,
      • elements of practical application and
      • an appreciation for liberal learning.
    • conduct basic and applied research which expands the technical knowledge base and advances industrial practice.
    • provide support for the economic development of the State of New York.
    • ensure that its programs are accessible to the widest possible range of individuals and institutions.
    • work with industry and community partners, foster participation and representation from traditionally underrepresented groups in technical research and education.
    • support the profession of engineering through continuing education opportunities for practicing professionals.
  • Accreditation

    The Bachelor of Science programs in Biomedical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org/.

    The Bachelor of Science program in Computer Science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org/.

  • Professional Licensure 

    The bachelor of science programs in engineering are licensure-qualifying programs. Students in a bachelor of science program in engineering who are within 20 credits of graduation, or who have graduated from one of Binghamton University's EAC/ABET accredited bachelor of science programs in engineering, are automatically eligible to sit for the NCEES FE exam (National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying, Fundamentals of Engineering exam). 

    Please note: Students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal history may impede their ability to complete the requirements of programs in the Watson College, participate in certain activities or projects, and/or obtain professional engineering licenses.  Students who have concerns about such matters are advised to contact the Watson College's Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Administration in the Dean's Office.

    Click here for the Mandatory Professional Licensure Disclosure.

  • COVID-19 Vaccine

    Students who have not been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are advised that their vaccination status, regardless of religious and/or medical exemption status, may impede their ability to complete the requirements of programs in Watson College and/or participate in certain activities or projects. Students who have concerns about such matters are advised to contact the Watson College Dean's Office.

Krishnaswami "Hari" Srihari

Dean and Distinguished Professor


Dean Hari

Distinguished Professor Krishnaswami “Hari” Srihari was appointed dean of the Thomas J. Watson College of Engineering and Applied Science at Binghamton University in June 2009. A prolific scientist, Srihari is known as an expert in many diverse aspects of electronics packaging and manufacturing. Over the past 17 years, he also has  pioneered research focused on the use of systems engineering principles in enhancing efficiency in health care delivery.  

Srihari joined the faculty of Watson College in 1988, where he served as chairman of the Department of Systems Science and Industrial Engineering. 

He has played a key role in the creation of university-industry partnerships as director of the Watson Institute of Systems Excellence (WISE).

Srihari was appointed executive vice provost for international initiatives and chief global affairs officer for Binghamton University in June 2015.

He has published over 475 technical papers in leading peer-reviewed journals and at conferences, and authored over 1,000 technical reports. Srihari has directed and graduated over 160 MS graduate students and over 40 students at the PhD level.

Srihari has secured over $40 million in external sponsorship. Srihari earned the academic rank of distinguished professor. Granted only by SUNY trustees, it is the highest academic rank possible and is conferred on individuals who have achieved national or international prominence. Srihari was named an IIE Fellow in 2014. He has also been recognized with the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities, the University Award for Excellence in International Education, and APLU’s Michael P. Malone International Leadership Award.


  • University of Madras, India - Production engineering
  • Virginia Polytechnic University - MS 1985, PhD 1988

Research Interests

Electronics Packaging and Electronics Manufacturing, Health Care Delivery, Health Systems.

Dean’s Office Staff

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Junghyun Cho

Professor; Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies; Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies

Mechanical Engineering; Thomas J. Watson College of Engineering and Applied Science
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Miguel Baique

Assistant Dean for Academic Diversity & Inclusive Excellence; Director

Thomas J. Watson College of Engineering and Applied Science; Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)
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Mary Jo Kopyar

Staff Assistant, Dean's Office; Staff Assistant, Thomas J. Watson College of Engineering and Applied Science Dean's Office

Thomas J. Watson College of Engineering and Applied Science; Notaries Public

Department Chairs

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Mohammad T. Khasawneh

SUNY Distinguished Prof; Department Chair; Healthcare Systems Engineering / Health Systems / Manhattan Graduate Program Director; Professor; Director

Systems Science and Industrial Engineering; Watson Institute for Systems Excellence (WISE)

Watson Advisory Board

  • Full List

    Amarjit Rai, Chair

    Engineering Leader-Engines/Utility Controls
    BAE Systems

    Jeffrey Bideaux, MS ’95 

    Associate Director, Value Stream Management
    Collins Aerospace 

    John Carrigg, MBA '83

    President and CEO
    UHS Hospitals

    John Contrata, MS ’95

    Director, Engineering
    Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems

    Henry Cook

    Cook Brothers Truck Parts

    Jennifer de Souza ‘94

    Vice President, Energy Solutions, Procurement and Leasing
    The Raymond Corporation

    Tejas Gandhi, MS '03

    Ocus Health

    Koen Gieskes

    Chief Technology Officer
    Universal Instruments Corp. and Hover-Davis

    Joseph M. Kolly ’88

    Chief Safety Scientist
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    Robert D. Kump ’83


    Jim LeBlanc

    Technical Director, Electronics
    GE Global Research

    John Mirabito

    Chairman Emeritus
    Mirabito Holdings Inc.

    Mary O'Malley-Trumble '99

    Senior Location Executive
    IBM Endicott

    Tonya O. Parris '92 

    President and Founder 
    Parris Foundation, Inc.

    Afzal ur Rehman, MD, PhD FACP, FACC, FHRS

    UHS Vice President, Cardiovascular Services and Informatics
    Chief Medical Information Officer
    United Health Services

    Linda Shumaker

    President and Managing Principal
    Shumaker Consulting Engineering and Land Surveying

    Steve Wayman

    Senior Vice President and Chief Data & Performance Officer
    Visions Federal Credit Union

    Steve Wozniak


Watson New York Metro Advisory Board

  • Full list

    Joseph Pedone ‘92, Chair

    Managing Director
    Global Production Management, Asset Management Infrastructure Application Services
    J.P. Morgan Chase

    Gisha Babby '00

    Senior Engineer and Vice President in Technology
    Goldman, Sachs & Co.

    Sheri M. Cronk '93

    Information Security Program Manager
    Bloomberg L.P.

    Alexander Field ‘01

    Vice President of Engineering
    Galaxy Digital

    Kenneth A. Goldblatt '87

    Managing Member and Portfolio Manager
    S Squared Technology

    Richard M. Greenbaum '83, MS '84

    Retired Head of Infrastructure Technology

    Robert V. Ioanna '00

    Chief Technical Officer
    Syska Hennessy Group

    Balki Iyer MS ‘00

    Chief Commercial Officer
    Eos Energy Storage

    Lucian C. Lipinsky de Orlov '83, MS '85

    Director, Global IT Security and Risk
    Franklin Templeton Investments

    Tonya O. Parris '92

    President and Founder
    Parris Foundation Inc.

    John E. Robbins ‘84

    Managing Director
    USA and North America Head of Real Estate
    Turner & Townsend

    Jaron Rubenstein ‘98

    Founder and President
    Rubenstein Technology Group Inc.

    Susan Wu ‘93

    Director, Innovation Strategist
    Bank of America Merrill Lynch