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Jay Brockman

Jay Brockman

Professional Specialist

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Associate Dean of Community Engagement and Experiential Learning
College of Engineering


Phone: 574-631-8810

Office: 257 Fitzpatrick Hall


Ph.D, Carnegie Mellon University, 1992

B.S., Brown University, 1982


Jay Brockman is Associate Dean of Community Engagement and Experiential Learning and Associate Professor in the department of Computer Science and Engineering and department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, He received his Sc.B. degree from Brown University in 1982 and PhD from Carnegie Mellon University in 1992.  Dr. Brockman is a developer of Notre Dame’s college-wide first-year engineering program and the author of the textbook, Introduction to Engineering: Modeling and Problem Solving (John Wiley & Sons, 2009), which has been gaining steady adoption at universities worldwide.  He was an organizer of the “Workshop on Reforming the First Year Engineering Experience” held jointly at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Melbourne (Australia) in August 2009 and has developed the web site as a portal to support the community of instructors of introductory engineering courses.

Summary of Activities/Interests

Research interests are generally in the areas of computer architecture, VLSI systems, and multidisciplinary design optimization


Brockman Named Faculty Fellow at the Center for Social Concerns

April 9, 2015

Jay B. Brockman, associate dean of engineering for community engagement and experiential learning in the College of Engineering and associate professor of computer science and engineering, has been named faculty fellow for 2015-17 at the Center for Social Concerns (CSC).

ndWAVES Collaboration Teaches Fifth-Graders How Engineering and Arts Work Together

June 4, 2014

More than 300 fifth-graders from South Bend area schools spent a day at the University of Notre Dame playing music and learning about the science of sound, the result of a year-long collaboration called ndWAVES.

New Study Highlights the Benefits of ePortfolios in Engineering Education

May 5, 2014

A new study by a team of University of Notre Dame researchers reveals that electronic portfolios can be quantitatively and qualitatively analyzed to generate learning engagement analytics that indicate the level to which students are surviving or thriving during their first-semester Intro to Engineering course. This information can provide instructors, teaching assistants and advisers critical early warning signs that can help with STEM retention.

College Names New Senior Associate Dean

July 26, 2013

Yih-Fang Huang, professor and former department chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been named senior associate dean of the College of Engineering. Huang’s duties will include oversight of all educational programs within the college, with an emphasis on undergraduate degree programs. He will also oversee the First Year Introduction to Engineering program, the new college leadership program, experiential learning courses within the college, and student success initiatives.