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Alice M. Agogino is the Roscoe and Elizabeth Hughes Professor of Mechanical Engineering and affliated faculty at the Haas School of Business in their Operations and Information Technology Management Group. She directs the Berkeley Expert Systems Technology (BEST) Laboratory, the Berkeley Instructional Technology Studio (BITS) and is working with Dean Newton to develop a Service Learning Media Lab and Design/Prototyping Studio in the new CITRIS building. She served as Chair of the Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate in 2005-06, having served as Vice Chair during the 2004-05 academic year. She has served in a number of other administrative positions at UC Berkeley including Associate Dean of Engineering and Faculty Assistant to the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost in Educational Development and Technology. She also served as Director for Synthesis, an NSF-sponsored coalition of eight universities with the goal of reforming undergraduate engineering education, and continues as PI for the NEEDS (www.needs.org) and the (www.smete.org) digital libraries of courseware in science, mathematics, engineering and technology. She has supervised 67 MS projects/theses, 27 doctoral dissertations and numerous undergraduate researchers.
Dr. Agogino is a registered Professional Mechanical Engineer in California and is engaged in a number of collaborative projects with industry. Prior to joining U.C. Berkeley, she worked in industry for Dow Chemical, General Electric and SRI International. Her research interests include: Intelligent learning systems; information retrieval and data mining; multi-objective and strategic product design; nonlinear optimization; probabilistic modeling; intelligent control and manufacturing; sensor validation, fusion and diagnostics; wireless sensor networks; multimedia and computer-aided design; design databases; design theory and methods; MEMS synthesis and computer-aided design; artificial intelligence and decision and expert systems; and gender/ethnic equity. Dr. Agogino has authored one hundred and fifty peer-reviewed publications in these subject areas.
She is a member of many professional organizations and served as chair of the AAAS Section on Engineering (2001-2002). She serves on the editorial board of three professional journals and has provided service on a number of governmental, professional, and industry advisory committees, as well as on several university advisory boards.
Dr. Agogino received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Mexico (1975), M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering (1978) from the University of California at Berkeley and Ph.D. from the Department of Engineering-Economic Systems at Stanford University (1984). She has received numerous awards for research and teaching excellence and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.