Dr. John Cicero

School of Engineering and Computing
Applied Engineering

John Cicero

Dean Cicero joined National University as Dean of Engineering & Computing in 2012. He has served as a dean since 2000 and brings with him extensive experience in adult, international, and professional programs.

Prior to serving as an administrator he taught engineering and computer science for 20 years. His areas of specialty include embedded processors, programming languages and robotics. Dean Cicero has published over 20 technical articles and has one patent. In addition to teaching, Dean Cicero consulted with several companies. At Systems & Electronics, Inc., he developed a GPS-based flight scoring system; he was a member of the Shock Trial Team for the Aircraft Carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt; and he developed black-box flight recorders for fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft. At BoatMaster, he was responsible for the complete software design of a small boat-handling simulator. At Tellabs and Rockwell International, he was involved in the design of PBX and PABX telephone switching system. And at The Communication Co., he designed software for magazine layout.

His educational background includes a Bachelor of Science and a Ph.D. from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a Master of Science from Northwestern University. His current research interests include robotics as a teaching tool to attract high school and college students to engineering and computer science, and Personal Electric Vehicles (PEVs).

Contact Details

School of Engineering and Computing
jcicero@nu.edu
858-309-3411