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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.

Summary of Activities/Interests

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


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.

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).