Ian Cottingham

Contact Info:
  • Office: 123 Kauffman
  • Phone: 402-472-3835
  • Email: ian@unl.edu

Ian Cottingham

Director of Design Studio and Assistant Professor of Practice

Ian is the Director of Design Studio in the Jeffrey S. Raikes School at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as well as an Assistant Professor of Practice of Software Engineering. In this capacity, he is responsible for research and strategic partnerships for the Raikes School, overseeing faculty research activities in the School, and directs the operations of the 120-person development and industry outreach program, Design Studio.

Ian has a rich interdisciplinary background in software design and engineering, software architecture, and innovation gained over 17 years developing software and leading teams in corporate, startup, and institutional research environments. He has served as Chief Software Architect for the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at UNL, President of Red Brain inc. President of OrangePeel Inc., and Development Lead in IBM Global Services. Ian is pursuing a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering and holds an M.Sc, in Computer Science and a B.Sc. in Computer Science and German.

Ian's areas of expertise include software architecture and design, mobile and web application development, lean startup, agile methods, design thinking, big data, knowledge management, and program analysis.