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Jay Brockman

Jay Brockman

Director, Center for Civic Innovation

College of Engineering

Email: jbb@nd.edu

Phone: 574-631-8810

Office: 211A Cushing Hall


Ph.D, Carnegie Mellon University, 1992

B.S., Brown University, 1982


Jay Brockman is the director of the Center for Civic Innovation  and professional specialist in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. He received his Sc.B. degree from Brown University in 1982 and Ph.D. 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.

Summary of Activities/Interests

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


College of Engineering announces new Center for Civic Innovation in partnership with St. Joseph, Elkhart counties

July 18, 2018

The University of Notre Dame College of Engineering has created a new Center for Civic Innovation in partnership with the Notre Dame Research, Center for Social Concerns and IDEA Center — part of an effort to find innovative solutions to pressing civic issues and improve quality of life and place in St. Joseph and Elkhart counties.

IDEA Week Panel

April 22, 2018

From Creek Cleanup to Launchpad for Innovation: Bowman Creek Educational Ecosystem Awarded by Indiana Department of Education and Chamber of Commerce

February 20, 2018

The Bowman Creek Educational Ecosystem (BCe2) earned a prestigious award from the Indiana Department of Education and the South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Emu Technology Completes $5M Series A-2 Funding Round

November 29, 2017

From its beginnings in the computer science and engineering labs at the University of Notre Dame, Emu is commercializing technologies to eliminate the bottleneck between memory and logic capabilities in computer systems.

Funding Scientific Research Fuels Job Creation

April 25, 2017

The University of Notre Dame is highlighted in a new report on the importance of scientific research to economic growth. The study, which was conducted by The Science Coalition, identifies more than 100 companies that exist due to funding received by academic researchers from federal government agencies.