(ABET, Gold Sponsor)
Is the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of ABET, the global accreditor of over 4,000 college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology. Prior to joining ABET in 2009, Milligan was a systems director at the Aerospace Corporation, leading a team at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Milligan served over 24 years as a career U.S. Air Force officer working in operations, education, international research & development, and technology acquisition. Milligan earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, his M.S.E. from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, and his B.S. from Michigan State University — all in electrical engineering. He also earned an M.B.A. in Business Administration from Western New England College, is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in Colorado and Maryland, and a Certified Association Executive (CAE).Topic – Changes to Programmatic Accreditation Globally and the Impact on Sustainability
Assistant VP for International Affairs
Morgan State University
Is a member of the MathWorks Academia Team and supports lecturers and researchers in the use of MATLAB and Simulink for teaching and research. Since 2020, Marco has spearheaded curriculum development projects in South Africa, Turkey, Hungary, and many other universities throughout Eastern Europe. Marco graduated with a Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering from La Sapienza in Rome. He later worked as an Assistant Researcher at TU Dresden in Germany, where in 2019 he obtained a PhD in Mechanical Engineering due to his work on modeling and simulation of soft materials. Marco has taught several courses during his academic experience including statics and intelligent materials.Topic – Preparing Engineers for the Growing AI Workforce
Abstract: Artificial intelligence (AI) is driving a massive change in the way engineers, scientists, and programmers develop and improve products and services. All engineering fields today use AI in one form or another, and many of today’s industrial challenges call for engineers prepared to incorporate AI into their workflows. Find out how MathWorks tools empower engineers, including those with minimal AI experience, to develop better systems that use AI workflows. Additionally, we will discuss how to accelerate the incorporation of AI in engineering courses. You will walk away from this session with a better understanding of how a constant dialog between industry and academia can prepare engineers for the AI megatrend.