CASE Team


pramod

Pramod Varshney
Director
2-212 Center for Science and Technology
Syracuse University
(315)443-1060
varshney@syr.edu

Pramod K. Varshney received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering and computer science (with highest honosrs) and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1972, 1974, and 1976 respectively.

During 1972-76, he held teaching and research assistantships at the University of Illinois. Since 1976, he has been with Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY where he is currently a Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering. He served as the Associate Chair of the department during 1993-96. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Radiology at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. His current research interests are in distributed sensor networks and data fusion, detection and estimation theory, wireless communications, image processing, radar signal processing and remote sensing. He has published extensively. He is the author of Distributed Detection and Data Fusion, published by Springer-Verlag in 1997. He has served as a consultant to several major companies.

While at University of Illinois, Dr. Varshney was a James Scholar, a Bronze Tablet Senior, and a Fellow. He is a member of Tau Beta Pi and is the recipient of the 1981 ASEE Dow Outstanding Young Faculty Award. He was elected to the grade of Fellow of the IEEE in 1997 for his contributions in the area of distributed detection and data fusion. He was the guest editor of the special issue on data fusion of the Proceedings of the IEEE, January 1997. In 2000, he receive the Third Millennium Medal from the IEEE and Chancellor’s Citation for exceptional academic achievement at Syracuse University. He is the recipient of the IEEE 2012 Judith A. Resnik Award. He served as a distinguished lecturer for the AES society of the IEEE and has served on the editorial boards of several journals. He was the President of International Society of Information Fusion during 2001


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Laura Welch
Deputy Director

2-212 Center for Science and Technology
Syracuse University
(315)443-1062
lgwelch@syr.edu

Prior to joining Syracuse University, where she served as Assistant Director of Foundation Relations for two years before coming to CASE, Ms. Welch ran a strategic consulting business assisting founders and CEOs of both for-profit and non-profit ventures to structure, manage and lead organizations through rapid growth. Her clients included regional, national and international organizations. Before that, she served as Managing Director of Infinity Info Systems, a systems integration and software development firm specializing in enterprise business systems for customer relationship management. Ms. Welch’s career began at Apple Computer and spanned the technology, financial, and the advertising industries. She has an M.P.A. from the Maxwell School, and a B.A in English from Columbia College in New York City.

Ms. Welch assists in directing and coordinating all aspects of CASE, including initiation, cultivation and development of contacts across campus and with industry, government and non-profit agencies in New York State; management of sponsored projects and incubator spaces; promotion and support of economic development activities; and marketing and communications for the Center. With her strong administrative and entrepreneurial background, she actively works to strengthen and expand the presence and the mission of CASE both on and off campus in support of the University’s commitment to Scholarship in Action.


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Robert Hopkins, Jr.
Finance Manager

2-212 Center for Science and Technology
Syracuse University
(315)443-1061
rchopkin@syr.edu

Robert Hopkins received his BS degree in engineering from Clarkson University in 1976 and his MBA in 1987, also from Clarkson University. Prior to joining the Case Center in 1991, he worked for nine years as a production engineer with Allied-Signal Corporation (now Honeywell) and four years as an operations manager/controller for Otisca Industries, a small research and development company in the energy industry.

 


daveDavid C. DiMaggio
Program Manager

2-212 Center for Science and Technology
Syracuse University
(315)443-5018
ddimaggi@syr.edu

David DiMaggio is Program Manager of the Syracuse University CASE Center Industry Co-Op program. His extensive background includes experience with employers and college career centers to develop recruiting strategies to facilitate the connection between college students and local employers. He is active with professional trade organizations and various economic development agencies in the promotion of college internship programs. Upon his retirement from GE in October 2004 after 25 years of service, David has served in various roles to assist college students in their career preparation. He served as Interim Director of the Clarkson University Career Center during the 2005 Fall Semester and is a frequent panelist on college and high school career forums.

He was Manager of Education and Development at GE Supply, a division of the General Electric Company. His responsibilities included the development and implementation of training and professional leadership programs for the 2500+ employees of GE Supply. He was responsible for recruiting and university relations at several colleges and universities across the US. In addition, David was s the Program Manager for the Distribution and Sales Program, an entry-level leadership development program at GE Supply.

David, a native of Rome NY, attended Clarkson University and Utica College where he majored in Mathematics.


marilynMarilyn D.Polosky
Operations Manager

2-212 Center for Science and Technology
Syracuse University
(315)443-1060
mdpolosk@syr.edu

Marilyn brings broad experience working with a variety of companies to her role at CASE. Marilyn manages CASE’s incubator, works with students and faculty, and assists with all aspects of CASE’s day to day operations.

 

 

 


Ian Joyce PortraitIan Joyce
Lab Manager 

2-212 Center for Science and Technology
Syracuse University
(315)443-8258
imjoyce@syr.edu