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SIM Charlotte Quarterly Event: The Changing Face of the Higher Education Landscape and Its Impact on our Workforce
September 8 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Featuring Dr. Bojan Cukic, Professor and Interim Dean for the College of Computing and Informatics at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte
With the confluence of factors including declining numbers of high school students and more and more prospective students opting for non traditional pathways, UNC Charlotte has evolved to be innovative and responsive to industry needs while continuing to buck the trends other programs are addressing. In addition to an overview of the competencies and programs UNCC CCI offers that may be of interest to SIM Members, we will engage in a dialogue around the opportunities for collaboration with organizations big and small to positively impact our communities.
Attendees are welcome to attend the UNCC Charlotte Women’s Soccer game versus Coastal Carolina. The game starts at 7 and you are welcome to invite your families.
Dr. Bojan Cukic is a Professor and Interim Dean for the College of Computing and Informatics at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC). He previously served as Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Student Success, Chair of the Department of Computer Science and the Interim Executive Director of the UNCC Data Science Initiative. Dr. Cukic’s research interests include information assurance and biometrics, software engineering with emphasis on verification and validation, and resilient computing. He received MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science from the University of Houston, and holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Rijeka, Croatia.
Dr. Cukic received a National Science Foundation Career award. His research was recognized with the Tycho Brahe award from NASA Office of Safety and Mission Assurance. He often collaborates with industry and has served as the director of the Center for Identification Technology Research (CITeR), an NSF Industry University Cooperative Research Center. He co-founded a startup, NexID Biometrics Inc., subsequently acquired by Precise Biometrics.