about the speaker
dr. terrance boult is the el pomar professor of innovation and security at u. colorado at colorado springs and director of the vision and security technology lab. he is the co-founder and is ceo/cto of securics inc. he studied at columbia university, earning his ms & phd degrees in computer science. he was on the faculty of columbia university from 1986 until joining lehigh in 1994 where he was on the faculty for 9 years and founded the computer science and engineering department. he received an nsf presidential young investigator award, and has won multiple awards at columbia, lehigh and the university of colorado at colorado springs. dr. boult has directed 25 students to their ph.d. half of which are in academic positions, half in industry. dr. boult has published over 150 papers and holds 5 patents, with 8 more patents pending. he publishes in computer vision/robotics as well as in networking and mobile computing. he is the chairman of the ieee technical committee on pattern analysis and machine intelligence and has helped organize more than two dozen ieee and spie conferences and workshops on computer vision, surveillance and sensor fusion. he is a member of the ieee golden core society. dr. boult has been involved with 3 it startups, all of which are still in business, and taken part in over 25m in r&d funding. since moving to colorado in 2003, he has been active in supporting local companies in sbir/sttr process, and as been a partner on more than nine successful phase i sbir/sttr awards and on four phase ii sbirs awards.

topic synopsis: moving beyond the bs
i.t. education for the innovation economy needs to move beyond the traditional bachelor of science (bs). it is not just knowledge, but teamwork and innovation that will drive continued it growth in the usa. this presentation summarizes a novel approach to multi-disciplinary engineering and introduces the bachelor of innovationt (bi) family of programs. we briefly examine the motivation and need for a radical new approach, not a new major or a new course, but a new common core and new family of degrees. the bi is a unique multi-disciplinary undergraduate program supported by the college of engineering and applied science (eas) and college of business (cob). the bachelor of innovationt (bi) is a family structure, much like a bachelor of science (bs) or a bachelor of arts (ba), in which particular majors are defined. the bi degrees have been designed, where appropriate, to be consistent with abet and aacsb accreditation guidelines. included in the initial offering are (in alphabetical order) bi in business administration, bi in computer science, bi in computer security, bi in electrical engineering, and the bi in game design and development each member of the family is composed of an emphasis/major, an innovation core, a cross-discipline core, and the general education requirements. the presentation summarizes the unique aspects of the program and the rational behind them, from the 3-year multi-disciplinary team experience to study of ip protection and even seeking to trademark the family name.