Dr. Don Engel

Contact Informationdonengel

  • donengel@umbc.edu
  • Office Phone — 410-455-2837 (e-mail is strongly preferred)
  • Office — ITE Building, Room 220
  • Laboratory — ITE Building, Room 201B

Current Roles at UMBC

Short Bio

Dr. Don Engel is active in research, teaching, and administration at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, serving as Associate Vice President for Research Development; Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering; Director of the Center for Space Sciences and Technology (~$11M/year in research expenditures); and Affiliate Assistant Professor of the Imaging Research Center. Dr. Engel holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in Computer Science from Brown University, with additional training at Johns Hopkins University through a postdoctoral research fellowship and a clinical residency in radiation oncology medical physics. In addition to the aforementioned academic roles, Dr. Engel served a year as a Science and Technology Policy Fellow with the United States Congress, a year as the Senior Science Policy Fellow with the American Physical Society, and in a series of full-time engagements as a Deloitte Senior Consultant with federal agencies including the Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, and Department of Transportation. Dr. Engel’s primary research interests are in solving scientific problems through tailored (problem-specific) approaches to human-computer teaming, especially those teaming arrangements which apply artificial intelligence (computer vision and natural language processing) and visualization (esp. virtual reality).