Who we are
CAEN (Computer Aided Engineering Network) is the information technology services department for the University of Michigan (U-M) College of Engineering, and offers IT resources to support the College’s educational, research, and administrative needs. These resources are provided to eligible U-M students, faculty, and staff based on their role at the College, with a focus on the specific needs and requirements of students and faculty in engineering disciplines. CAEN works with the University’s Information and Technology Services (ITS) group, as well as local departmental IT support staff, for the planning and deployment of College IT activities and initiatives.
What we do
CAEN’s main service areas include:
- Student Computing Environment which offers on-campus and remote access to computers, including online file storage and printing allocations, and an extensive library of engineering software. Resources are delivered in allocations as part of a computing account.
- Instructional Technology incorporates engineering classroom technology and equipment, technical and production assistance for special events, student response clickers, and an online lecture recording system to support the instructional needs of Engineering faculty.
- Research Computing which provides consulting to faculty and researchers on software and hardware needs, high performance computing, and cloud computing resources.
- Web Services supports the Michigan Engineering web presence and provides a web publishing service that includes website consultation, creation, and hosting for faculty, research labs & centers, and departments. This area also provides College-wide web application services to improve administrative and departmental processes for students, faculty, and staff.
- Administrative & Departmental Support which includes departmental desktop installations to support productivity needs, and an information security program that helps departments comply with U-M policies.
CAEN consultants are available to answer questions about any of these services. General inquiries about the information technology environment at the College of Engineering can also be directed to Dan Maletta, Executive Director of Information Technology.