Drexel University College of Computing & Informatics (CCI) Isaac L. Auerbach Professor and Dean Yi Deng, PhD was recently elected as a board member by the University City Science Center.
Deng’s election was announced following the 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders held on June 19. Executive Vice President and Head of Research and Development and Chief Medical Officer at CSL Behring Bill Mezzanotte, MD, MPH was also elected as a new board member.
“I am both honored and excited to join the Board. The Science Center has been a powerhouse to drive and support innovation, research, talent development and entrepreneurship in our city and beyond,” said Deng. “I look forward to being a part of this exciting and important endeavor.”
As dean, Deng is leading the transformation of CCI into a pacesetter in reshaping computing and informatics education and research in today’s information and technology-driven economy. Under his leadership, CCI has become the fastest growing college at Drexel University, with a 35-percent growth in enrollment in only three years. The College has also launched an array of new initiatives to transform its academic programs, with a focus on research, diversity, industry and international partnerships. Deng received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Science & Technology from the University of Science and Technology of China.
Located in the heart of uCity Square, the Science Center is a mission-driven nonprofit that commercializes promising technology, cultivates talent and convenes people to inspire action. For over 50 years, the Science Center has supported startups, research, and economic development across the emerging technology sectors. As a result, Science Center-supported companies account for one out of every 100 jobs in the Greater Philadelphia region and drive $13 billion in economic activity in the region annually. By providing the right help at the right time, the Science Center is turning bright ideas into businesses and nurturing a workforce to support our 21st century economy. For more information, visit www.sciencecenter.org.