Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Facts & Figures

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science maintains close ties to industry; in fact, all curricula are developed with partners and are constantly refined to meet real-world demands and rapid changes in technology. Laboratories in both hardware and software and a close affiliation with the university’s major research centers facilitate development of new technologies in such areas as nanotechnology, distributed computing and secure networks.

Founded

  • 1983: Department of Electrical Engineering
  • 1990: Expands to include Computer Science


Student Population

  • 1000 Undergraduate Students (Fall 2019)
    • B.S. degrees:
      • Electrical Engineering
      • Computer Engineering
      • Computer Science and Engineering
    • Diversity
      • URM 18%
      • Women ~17%
  • 308 Graduate Students (Fall 2019)
    • M.S. and Ph.D. degrees:
      • Computer Engineering
      • Electrical Engineering
      • Networked Systems
      • Masters of Embedded and Cyberphysical Systems


Faculty

  • 38 Full-time
  • 3 Adjunct
  • 15 Affiliated

Recognition

  • 3 National Academy of Engineering Members
  • 2 National Academy of Inventors
  • 1 Presidential Young Investigator Award
  • 9 NSF CAREER Awards
  • 3 Endowed Chairs
  • 1 Chancellor’s Professor
  • 1 Chancellor’s Fellow
  • 4 Distinguished Professors
  • 1 Royal Society of London Fellow
  • 1 Fellow of the Academy for the Advancement of Science


Research & Expenditures

  • 4 World-class centers
  • 3 Research thrusts:
    • Circuits and Devices
    • Computer Science and Engineering
    • Systems
  • 2019-20 Research expenditures: $8.9M