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Engineering | Graduate Programs

Representatives from Arizona State University and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering are coming to India to visit with students interested in furthering their education and careers. Meet Dr. Patrick Phelan, Dr. Usha Jagannathan, and Dr. Raghu Santanam, get to know the Fulton Schools of Engineering, learn about why you should pursue your studies with us, and ask your questions about engineering at ASU.

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Saturday, September 15
11:00-13:00 IST
EducationUSA Advising Center @ USIEF
Fulbright House, 12 Hailey Road, New Delhi DL 110001


Monday, September 17
18:00-20:00 IST
EducationUSA Advising Center @ USIEF
Maker Bhavan 1, Floor 2, New Marine Lines, Churchgate (East), Mumbai MH 400020


Saturday, September 22
10:00-12:00 IST
Hyatt Regency Chennai
365, Anna Salai, Teynampet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600018


Monday, September 24
18:00-20:00 IST
EducationUSA @ Yasha Trust
102 Parkview Complex, 40 Haines Road, Fraser Town, Bangalore KA 560005


Dr. Patrick Phelan
Patrick ‘Pat’ Phelan is the Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs and Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering in the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering. He has held positions as a Summer Faculty Research Participant at Argonne National Laboratory, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Hawaii, Motorola-ASU Summer Faculty Fellow, ASME Chair of the K-18 Committee on Low-Temperature Heat Transfer, ASME Chair of the K-5 Committee on Long Range Directions and Issues in Heat Transfer, Director of the NSF Thermal Transport Processes Program, and Manager of the Emerging Technologies Program  with the Department of Energy. He is also the recipient of several honors and awards including the NSF CAREER Award, and together with his co-authors he received a Best Paper Award for the Heating and Cooling Applications and Analysis Track at the 2007 Energy Sustainability Conference, ASME Solar Energy Division.

Research interests 
Thermal sciences, including nanoscale transport processes; sustainable energy systems, particularly solar thermal energy and other sustainable energy systems; sustainable cooling systems; nanoscale thermal transport processes; waste heat energy conversion; and energy policy

Ph.D., University of California Berkeley
M.S, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B.S., Tulane University

Dr. Phelan will be in New Delhi, Mumbai, and Chennai.

Dr. Usha Jagannathan
Dr. Usha Jagannathan is a lecturer and graduate program chair for the Information Technology program. She has been teaching in the IT academia both for onsite and online for 16 years, with expertise in databases, web programming, and online curriculum design. Prior to joining ASU, she worked as a Senior IT Consultant serving corporate clients nationwide through a subsidiary of The Washington Post Co. One of her papers for ‘Infusion of Virtual Labs in IT and Engineering Degree Programs’ earned the best keynote presenter award in the International Multi-Conference on Complexity, Informatics and Cybernetics, Orlando, Florida in March 2015. During a recent Data Summit conference at MIT in June 2018, she facilitated a round table panel discussion sharing her insights on best practices for driving university program rankings using Big Data and learning analytics. She directly mentors capstone students on NASA funded Psyche projects, as well as General Dynamics projects through ASU. She is the founder and faculty advisor for NerdHerd student club that fosters innovation by showcasing cutting edge technology projects, conducting Hackathons and facilitates technical seminars/workshops by industry experts.

Research interests 
Hands-on (authentic learning) labs, full stack development, data analytics, AI, IoT and STEM engineering education

Ph.D., Technology and E-learning, Northcentral University
M.S., Computer Applications, Bharathiar University
B.S., Electronics, Bharathidasan University

Dr. Jagannathan will be in Chennai and Bangalore.

Dr. Raghu Santanam
Dr. Raghu Santanam is Professor and Chair of the Department of Information Systems in the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. His current research focuses on Analytics, information assurance, and mobile platforms. Prof. Santanam has helped a number of organizations on data intensive decision-making contexts. He has authored several researched case studies on technology enabled business transformations. Professor Santanam has been an active researcher in the Health Information Technology area for a number of years. He has published a number of scholarly articles on Electronic Medical Records (EMR) impacts on hospitals, Personal Health Records (PHR) adoption by consumers and technology based decision support for public health. Prof. Santanam is a visiting scientist at Mayo Clinic since 2012. He will be the Program Co-Chair of the 28th Workshop on Information Technology and Systems (conference theme – AI and Human-Computer Symbiosis) to be held in Seoul, Korea in December 2017. He will also be co-chairing the INFORMS Data Science Conference in Phoenix, 2018.

Research interests 
Analytics, information assurance, and mobile platforms

Ph.D., Management Information Systems, SUNY Buffalo
M.S., Computer Science, SUNY Buffalo
M.S., Industrial Management, Indian Institute of Technology Madras
B.S., Electronics and Communications Engineering, University of Mysore

Dr. Santanam will be in New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and Bangalore.

Prospective students are invited to attend one of the upcoming events and learn more about earning a graduate degree in the engineering field from the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at ASU–recognized by the Institute of International Education as the #1 public university in the U.S. chosen by international students.