College of Engineering
The rising profile of the College of Engineering’s Computer Science department is in large part because of the efforts of its chair, Professor Amit Jain. He is passionate about the relationships between industry and academia that have been instrumental in this transformation. Over his career, he has received more than $16 million in grants. Formerly the chief scientist at Boise-based information technology services and consulting firm Balihoo, his research covers parallel computing, distributed systems, cybersecurity and computer science education.
“The future growth of the Computer Science department at Boise State University is going to be a critical foundation for the continued success of the tech ecosystem in Treasure Valley and Idaho. Strong support from the community will be essential to go to the next level, benefiting more and more of the residents.”