Binghamton university  binghamton  new york   united states
 
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Brief background:

The State University of Binghamton is also called as SUNY Binghamton or Binghamton University and it was established in 1946. It is a public research University and has established itself as a leading institution in the country. Greene's’ Guide has named the University amongst “public ivy” universities.

The University has eight schools and colleges and offers interdisciplinary education. The Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science at Binghamton University--SUNY (Watson) attracts a lot of applicants.

Infrastructure:

The campus is spread across 930 acres and is a sight to behold for nature lovers. It is home to preserved forests and is dotted with woods, lakes, and wetlands. Hence, it is quite a nature lover’s paradise. The University also has five centers with libraries that house thousands of volumes of books. Students also have access to research labs, a huge greenhouse at the Science Block, art museums and art centers.

Residing Options:

The University offers on-campus accommodation to its students and has six dormitories and suites spread across the campus. One of the biggest advantages of on-campus accommodation is that students get access to free laundry service – something that all of them absolutely love!

Quite a few students also prefer off-campus accommodation – which tends to cost more than the on-campus accommodation.

Faculty and pedagogy:

The faculty at Binghamton University is very good. Most professors here are known in their respective fields. The student-faculty ratio here is 20:1 and students find it easy to interact with the faculty.

Financial aid:

Being a public University, Binghamton University offers a number of scholarships to its students. In fact, 49% of students at the University get some kind of financial aid. Deserving students can also apply for Teaching Assistants as well as Research Assistant scholarships.

Jobs and placements:

77% of graduates seeking employment have secured a full-time job within 6 months after graduation. Some of the popular companies who recruited from the Engineering School of Binghamton University are Lockheed Martin Corp, BAE Systems Inc., J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), Universal Instruments Corporation, Morgan Stanley. The most popular jobs for SUNY Binghamton alumni are Software Engineer, Mechanical Engineer Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General), Software Developer, Senior Software Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Financial Analyst. 
Recent computer science graduates received an average starting salary of $75574. Electrical Engineering graduates received $65,284, Computer Engineering received $71,591, Mechanical Engineers received $59,637. The graduates have rated 4 out of 5 in Job Satisfaction on Payscale. Moreover, the university’s Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development provides a wide range of services and resources which not only help the university students in their job search but also leverage the  advanced skills and subject expertise to guide students. 

Alumni:

Notable alumni from Binghamton University include names such as Arnold J Levine, President of Rockefeller University; musician Ingrid Michaelson; CEO of DNC Amy Dacey and primary vocalist for PostModern Jukebox Robyn Adele Anderson.  

Verdict:

The University is good and if you have been admitted here, accept it without any hesitation. Those in the process of application can also certainly keep it as one of their choices.

Location

Binghamton University is located in the Southern Tier of upstate New York, just one and a half km west of the city of Binghamton and a short drive from the major urban centers in New York and neighboring states. Despite its name, the university is actually located in Vestal, N.Y., a suburb of Binghamton. IBM was founded nearby, and the flight simulator was invented in the city,  leading the place to be a notable concentration of electronics- and defense-oriented firms.
New York to Binghamton is approximately 4 hours by bus. The distance between New York and Binghamton is around 300km, and it will take approx 3 hrs. 15 min to drive. Distances and driving times from some other cities are as follows: Boston — 6 hrs. drive, Montreal — 5 hrs. drive, Philadelphia — 3 hrs. drive. Toronto — 5 hrs. drive
The nearest major airport is Greater Binghamton Airport. This airport has domestic flights and is 16 km from the center of Binghamton.

Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science at the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science offers a 4-year B.S degree in Computer Science. The Bachelor of Science degree program in Computer Science at Binghamton University is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission ABET. Apart from the required coursework, students in their third and fourth years get paid internships during the summer. Students have the opportunity to intern in prestigious corporations such as Apple, Google, Facebook, NASA, AFRL Rome Labs, Microsoft, Bloomberg, and IBM.
Exceptional students who wish to pursue a Master's degree have an opportunity to join an accelerated 5-year BSCS/MSCS (BS in Computer Science and MS in Computer Science) program.
Students may also apply for the fast track 5-year BS/MBA program.
The Graduate Degrees offered are the 2-year MS in Computer Science and a Ph.D. in Computer Science. Students can go on to pursue research and acquiring a P.hD degree. Students with a B.S in Computer Science or a closely affiliated degree are admitted into the graduate program.
Students in the M.S degree program can choose from the following areas of focus - AI and Machine Learning, Data Science and Information Systems, Cyber Security, Systems, Wireless Sensors, Mobile Computing, and IoT (Internet of Things) and Advanced Programming and Software Design.
The Ph.D. program normally accepts students who have completed their MS in Computer Science, but students who have an excellent academic record may also be granted admission.
The departments' faculty consists of 14 Professors and 18 Assistant Professors.

Areas of Expertise: Programming Languages; Operating Systems; Embedded Systems; IoT; Computer Systems Design and Engineering; Real-Time Systems; Graphics; Vision Systems; Image Processing & Image-Based Retrieval; Computer Architecture; VLSI Design and Reconfigurable Computing;  Energy-Aware Computing Systems; Data Centers;  Distributed & Cloud Computing; Web Services;  Networking and Sensor Networks; Information Systems;  Database; Data Mining;  Machine Learning;  NLP; Computer Security & Cybersecurity.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers a 4-year BS program in Electrical Engineering and a BS in Computer Engineering.  The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,
Students can also avail the opportunity to enroll in the 5-year accelerated program with which they can graduate with both BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering
Students can then go on to complete their doctorates. MS applicants must have completed an undergraduate major in electrical engineering, computer engineering or a related field. Normally applicants for the Ph.D. program should have an MS in Electrical or Computer Engineering, but exceptional students from the B.S stream are also admitted.
Core areas offered for research are Steganography and watermarking; Signal process in sensor networks; Signal process for communications; Speech signal processing; Optoelectronics and laser communication; Fault-tolerant control systems; Robust control of power systems; Computer and network security; Computer architecture; Low-power VLSI; Solar cell devices and systems; BioMEMS/NEMS, biosensors and biofuel cells; Medical cyber-physical systems; Smart grid power systems.
The Department has 9 Professors and 17 Assistant Professors.
Research areas in this department are Information Assurance & Cyber Security; Microsystems and Computers; Power and Energy; Signal Processing, Communication & Controls.
Research centers are The Center for Autonomous Solar Power.

Areas of Expertise: Cyber Security; Smart Energy; Health and BioSystems.

Industrial and Systems Engineering

The 4-year Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering (BS ISE) offered by the Department of Systems Science and Industrial Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. In addition to the BS program, students can also opt for the combined 5-year BS and MS in Industrial and Systems Engineering and the combined BS and MS in Systems Science.
Some of the programmes offered in research for the BS program are National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program; U.S. Department of Education McNair Scholars Program; National Science Foundation Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation Program.
Undergraduate research areas focus on Information Assurance and Security, Microelectronics and Computer Networks, Systems Areas of Communications, Controls and Signal Processing, Laser Communication, Photonics, and Optoelectronics.
Students can also apply for the Watson fast-track masters in business administration combined degree program (BS/MBA).
The graduate department offers the following Master's Degree Programs- MS in Industrial and Systems Engineering, MS in Systems Science, and MS in Healthcare Systems Engineering. The department offers thesis and non-thesis options for the MS program.
Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering and Ph.D. in Systems Science are the doctoral programs offered by the Department of Systems Science and Industrial Engineering.
The department has 14 Professors and 15 Associate Professors and Lecturers.

Areas of Expertise: Quality & Reliability Modeling; Electronics Manufacturing & Packaging; Flexible Electronics and Roll-to-Roll Manufacturing; Healthcare Systems Engineering & Data Science; Supply Chain Management & Logistics; Business Analytics & Data Science; Smart Energy; Human Factors and Ergonomics; Complex Systems Science & Modeling; Soft Computing & Intelligent Systems; Advanced Manufacturing Systems.
List of Labs: Center for Healthcare Systems Engineering (CHSE) and the Watson Institute for Systems Excellence (WISE); Human factors and ergonomics Research laboratory (HFERL); Surface mount assembly and reliability testing (S.M.A.R.T) laboratory.

Mechanical and Materials Science

The 4-year Bachelor of Science program in Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://abet.org.
The 5-year Accelerated Program of BS/MS gives accomplished students a chance to complete both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in five years.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers programs leading to Master of Science (MS), Master of Engineering (MEng), and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering.
The MS degree program offers both the thesis and non-thesis options. Specializations provided in the master’s programs are Design and Manufacturing; Dynamic Systems; Energy; Materials; Solid Mechanics; Transport Phenomena.
Graduates and exceptional BS students can go on to complete a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering.
Binghamton University also offers both a Master of Science and a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering (MSE). To be eligible for the master’s programme, one needs to have an undergraduate degree in physical sciences or engineering. For the doctoral programme, students need to possess a bachelor's or master's degree in a physical science or an engineering discipline.
The Department has 10 professors and 12 assistant professors.
Research areas in Materials Science are Energy conversion and storage (batteries, fuel cells, solar, etc.); Biomaterials; Flexible electronics and electronics packaging; Theory and modeling; Processing, microstructure and mechanical behavior of materials.
Research facilities in the department of mechanical engineering are Acoustics Core; Additive Manufacturing Laboratory; Micro/Nano-Electro-Mechanical Systems; Opto-Mechanics; Transport Sciences Core; Vibration Core.
Some of the large companies who have employed graduates from The Department of Mechanical Engineering are Analog Devices, BAE Systems. Cisco, Corning Inc., Dover Technologies, Ford Motor Co., General Electric, IBM, Intel, Lockheed Martin, Motorola, Qualcomm and Welch Allyn.

Areas of Expertise: Small-Scale Systems & Sensors, Vibration & Controls, Solid Mechanics & Dynamics, Thermal/Fluids, Materials Engineering.

Annual fees for Indians $13,000
Annual off-campus living $5,000
Source : GyanDhan's analysis & university's website as of year 2018

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