CECS Office of Research

Our office facilitates the research endeavors of faculty and students in the UCF College of Engineering and Computer Science. Our trained staff  are available to help researchers:

  • identify research opportunities
  • prepare grant proposals
  • facilitate strategic partnerships which can involve multiple disciplines, other UCF colleges, and external entities such as industry, government and other universities
  • provide¬†guidelines for preparing proposals intended for external and internal funding agencies
  • outline procedures for overhead expenditures
  • advise on the considerations related to patents and copyrights.

Our staff liaison between CECS and the UCF Office of Research and Commercialization, a valuable university resource for proposal preparation.

Who We Are

Dr. Ranganathan Kumar

Associate Dean

Jillian Stafford

Administrative Assistant

Pamela Edwards

Research Programs

Terri Vallery

Assistant Director

Matt Cronan

Sr. Proposal Manager

Jessica Maass

Proposal Manager

Ginny Pellam-Montalbano

Contract Coordinator