Responding to the need for leadership to develop a cross-campus task force to create a vision and program plan for a transformational initiative in interdisciplinary computing, Provost Constancio Nakuma has appointed Professor Douglas Sicker to a two-year term as chief computing officer and special advisor to the provost, effective immediately. Sicker will retain his role as senior associate dean for computing within the College of Engineering, Design and Computing on a reduced load basis while serving in this interim capacity.
Studies show significant job growth in computing and tech talent in the Denver metro region. Positioning CU Denver as a provider of workforce talent for the state in key growth areas is why the campus needs to organize for interdisciplinary conversations and leverage faculty expertise in these areas, Nakuma said.
At the CU Denver College of Engineering, Design and Computing, we focus on providing our students with a comprehensive engineering education at the undergraduate, graduate and professional level. Faculty conduct research that spans our five disciplines of civil, electrical and mechanical engineering, bioengineering, and computer science and engineering. The college collaborates with industry from around the state; our laboratories and research opportunities give students the hands-on experience they need to excel in the professional world.