From the Dean: September 2018 (A)

Dear Purdue Engineering Community,

As just announced by President Daniels at the event in Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering, a Purdue-led consortium, PULSE (Partners for University-led Solutions Engine), won a 5-year, $70M award from USAID (United States Agency for International Development). PULSE Consortium is the only recipient in the country of this innovative program from USAID.

The PULSE team, led by Arvind Raman and includes other units at Purdue as well as consortium partner institutions, will have a special responsibility and opportunity: sustainable impact from research to global development, prosperity, liberty and self-reliance.

This marks another milestone in amplifying the land-grant mission from the heartland to the hemispheres. It also exemplifies the Pinnacle of Excellence at Scale for Purdue Engineering: we can aspire to successfully lead those one-in-the-country opportunities.

What a special way to start the new academic year as we look into the next 150 years. Events from our College, as part of the Purdue 150th, can be found at

Boiler up!


Mung Chiang
John A. Edwardson Dean of the College of Engineering
Purdue University


Mung Chiang is the John A. Edwardson Dean of the College of Engineering and the Roscoe H. George Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University. Previously he was the Arthur LeGrand Doty Professor of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University, where he also served as Director of Keller Center for Innovations in Engineering Education and the inaugural Chairman of Princeton Entrepreneurship Council. His research on networking received the 2013 Alan T. Waterman Award, the highest honor to US young scientists and engineers. His textbook “Networked Life,” popular science book “The Power of Networks,” and online courses reached over 250,000 students since 2012. He founded the Princeton EDGE Lab in 2009, which bridges the theory-practice gap in edge networking research by spanning from proofs to prototypes. He also co-founded a few startup companies in mobile data, IoT and AI, and co-founded the global nonprofit Open Fog Consortium.

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