Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) has two key goals: to advance the minds of future leaders by providing the finest education to our students and consistently meet industry needs by developing cutting-edge technology. Our faculty believes that engineering plays an integral role in the modernization of society by leading the development of tools and devices that benefit humankind and improve quality of life.
EECS, home to more than 50 percent of the engineering student body, has an internationally renowned faculty who are all top experts in their fields. The very name of the department reflects a commitment to the promotion of an integrated view of the electrical engineering field – ranging from microscopic (and even nanoscale) devices all the way to architectures, communications and software design – everything from electrons to programs. Faculty members are working at the forefront of computer science and engineering, including computer system design, high-speed analog and digital circuit design, signal and image processing, electromagnetics, photonics, high-efficiency power electronic circuits and alternative energy generation.
The department includes more than 20 research groups focused on areas as diverse as embedded systems, computer networks, middleware, real-time systems, micro-electro- mechanical systems and nanotechnology, communication systems, machine intelligence, and neural and soft computing. Within these disciplines, knowledge of the mathematical and natural sciences is applied to the theory, design and implementation of devices and systems for the benefit of our society. Affiliations with several university research centers, including the Integrated Nanosystems Research Facility (INRF), Center for Pervasive Communications & Computing, Center for Embedded Computer Systems, and California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), add to our research strength and breadth.