Dr. Don Engel serves as UMBC's Associate Vice President for Research Development and holds academic appointments in the IRC, the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, and the Department of Physics. Don's primary interests are in the use of technology (especially computer vision, natural language processing, and visualization) in enabling discoveries in the natural sciences. Dr. Engel is particularly active in the IRC's pursuits related to infrastructure for VR and 3D capture.
Before coming to UMBC, Don served as a Science and Technology Policy Fellow with the U.S. Congress (through an AAAS/APS Fellowship), as the American Physical Society's Senior Science Policy Fellow, and as a consultant to several federal agencies (as a Senior Consultant in Deloitte Consulting's federal practice). Dr. Engel holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Pennsylvania, a Computer Science master's and a Math-Physics bachelors (both from Brown), and conducted additional training as a clinical resident and postdoctoral research fellow in radiation oncology medical physics at Johns Hopkins University.