Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Message From Chair

Welcome to the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. On behalf of the EECS faculty, I invite you to explore the outstanding opportunities available in our department for students and industrial affiliates alike.

If you are a prospective undergraduate student, you will be interested in our accredited undergraduate degrees. The first one, electrical engineering, focuses on the fundamental aspects of the discipline such as network analysis, electronics, electronic system design, signal processing, control systems and electromagnetics. If you choose the computer engineering program, you will learn the design and analysis of digital computers and networks. Alternatively, you may decide to go for our computer science and engineering program, administered jointly with the School of Information and Computer Science. You would then focus on both computer hardware and software and their synthesis into systems that sense, control, interact and display information. The curricula for all of these degrees were developed through the EECS department's ties to industry and are constantly refined to meet real-world demands and today's rapid changes in technology. Laboratories in both hardware and software are integrated within the curriculum. You will be able to find a detailed description of these programs in the UCI General Catalog.

If you are a prospective graduate student, the department offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering, with a concentration in electrical engineering (EE) or a concentration in computer engineering (CpE). We also offer M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in networked systems, a specialized graduate program also administered jointly with the School of Information and Computer Science.

Our prospective industrial affiliates will note our affiliation with major research centers at the university, including the Integrated Nanosystems Research Facility (INRF), the Center for Pervasive Communications & Computing (CPCC), the Center for Embedded Computer Systems (CECS), and the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (CalIT2). The EECS faculty members affiliated with these centers work with industry to develop new technologies in such areas as nanotechnology, wireless, embedded systems, Internet-of-Things, security and privacy. The UCI Beall Applied Innovation Center provides yet another interface between research in our department and industry.

We welcome you to our department and invite you to learn more about our faculty, students and research by visiting the links available on this site and/or by contacting any of our faculty.


Athina Markopoulou

Professor, Chancellor’s Fellow, and Chair 
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
University of California, Irvine