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.
- offer baccalaureate,master's and doctoral programs that prepare graduates for employment in the technical professions and combine
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/.
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.
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
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
Electronics Packaging and Electronics Manufacturing, Health Care Delivery, Health Systems.
Dean’s Office Staff
Mohammad T. Khasawneh
SUNY Distinguished Prof; Department Chair; Healthcare Systems Engineering / Health Systems / Manhattan Graduate Program Director; Professor; Director
Watson Advisory Board
Amarjit Rai, Chair
Director, Controls Engineering
BAE Systems Electronic Systems
Jeffrey Bideaux, MS ’95
Associate Director, Value Stream Management
President and CEO
John Contrata, MS ’95
Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems
Cook Brothers Truck Parts
Jennifer de Souza, BS ‘94
Senior Director, Corporate Procurement & Strategic Alliances
Tejas Gandhi, MS '03
Chief Operating Officer
Baystate Medical Center
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
Retired CEO, Networks
Technical Director, Electronics
GE Global Research
Mirabito Holdings Inc.
Senior Location Executive
Tonya O. Parris, '92
President & Founder
Parris Foundation, Inc.
Afzal ur Rehman, MD, PhD FACP, FACC, FHRS
UHS Vice President, Cardiovascular Services & Informatics
United Health Services
President and Managing Principal
Shumaker Consulting Engineering and Land Surveying
Senior Vice President and Chief Data & Performance Officer
Visions Federal Credit Union
Watson New York Metro Advisory Board
Joseph Pedone ‘92, Chair
Global Production Management, Asset Management Infrastructure Application Services
J.P. Morgan Chase
Gisha Babby '00
Vice President in Technology
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Sheri M. Cronk '93
Program Manager, Internal Systems
Alexander Field ‘01
Managing Director, Technology Division
Kenneth A. Goldblatt '87
S Squared Technology
Richard M. Greenbaum '83, MS '84
Robert V. Ioanna '00
Syska Hennessy Group
Balki Iyer MS ‘00
Chief Commercial Officer
Eos Energy Storage
Lucian C. Lipinsky de Orlov '83, MS '85
Franklin Templeton Investments
Director, Global Information Security
Network Operations and Security Center
Tonya O. Parris '92
President & Founder
Parris Foundation Inc.
John E. Robbins ‘84
USA and North America Head of Real Estate
Turner & Townsend
Jaron Rubenstein ‘98
Founder and President
Rubenstein Technology Group Inc.
Susan Wu ‘93
Director, Global Credit Innovation Strategy
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Global Credit and Special Situations