Create an atmosphere of collaborative research that will translate to national prominence and impact on academia, business and government.

  • Promote and sustain collaborative research efforts across the student body and faculty to establish SSE’s place as a premier school.
  • Expand SSE research in emerging high-impact areas, including transportation, smart cities and healthcare, and continue to build strength in defense and aerospace.
  • Recruit world-class faculty and increase faculty diversity by actively pursuing women and underrepresented minority candidates.
  • Enable faculty to work closely with corporate research partners to bolster research funding, build further research opportunities for students and strengthen SSE’s reputation.
  • Encourage master’s students to work on research projects as an option that complements their course of study.
  • Advance a high-quality and diverse Ph.D. program able to recruit students from top-notch institutions worldwide.