Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Message from Chair

Welcome to the UC Irvine Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), where the seemingly magical becomes reality. Ever wonder how your phone can pinpoint your precise location on a map?  Or how a self-driving car can parallel park? Or how a thin piece of glass no bigger than a human hair can carry 100 million Zoom sessions at once? Or how a device can interpret the signals in your brain and convert them into arm or leg movements?  Do you want to learn about these "magic tricks" and not only impress your friends and family, but most importantly help improve the human condition? Let us here in the EECS (pronounced "eeks") department show you the way and help launch you on a career in which you will develop the next generation of "magic."

Our 40 faculty are world-leading experts on all aspects of the incredible advances that are coming our way, including artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, virtual reality, neuro-electrical prostheses, robotics, renewable energy, quantum technology and more. We already have the vision of how to harness these ideas, but we need your help in making them a reality. If you're a potential undergraduate student, come to UCI and you will receive well-rounded exposure to the fundamentals of these next-generation ideas, and be able to get involved in focused research projects related to them. If you're looking for a place to pursue graduate studies, come to UCI and join us in the process of creating new magic and sharing it with others around the world. If you're looking for an academic career, you will find a welcoming and collaborative environment here to help you meet your goals.

In the EECS department, we are committed to creating a positive, diverse and engaging community of scholars whose goal is to make the world a better place to live. UCI is on fertile ground for accomplishing this goal: proximity to high-tech industry and other world-class universities, a forward-looking administration, room to grow, a student body and faculty hungry to make their mark, and one of the most beautiful settings in the world in which to work. It's all here.

Come join us and let's make magic together!


Lee Swindlehurst
Professor and Chair