Dr. Jay Brockman


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Dr. Jay Brockman, Director of the Center for Civic Innovation, has broad experience in innovation in both academia and industry.  He joined the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Notre Dame as an Assistant Professor in 1992 after receiving his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.  Prior to that, Brockman worked for Intel Corporation, where he spent a year-long assignment in the Philippines as part of the startup of a new product testing facility.  He is a co-founder of Emu Technology, a company with a patented architecture for big data analytics with offices in South Bend and New York and was a recipient of the initial 1st Source Bank Commercialization Award.  Brockman is the author of an introductory engineering textbook and has received several awards for his teaching.  He received the 2018 Grenville Clark award from Notre Dame, given to a faculty member whose voluntary activities advance the cause of peace and human rights, for his work with Grammy-winning musicians Third Coast Percussion in developing an integrated STEM and music program for schools in South Bend and Elkhart, as well as for his work as one of the founders of the Bowman Creek Educational Ecosystem.