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 affi liation 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


Graduate Students

  • 309 M.S., Ph.D. degrees (Fall 2018):
    • Electrical and Computer Engineering
    • Networked Systems
    • Masters of Embedded and Cyberphysical Systems


Undergraduate Students

  • 1130 B.S. degrees (Fall 2018):
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Computer Engineering
    • Computer Science and Engineering


Faculty

  • 36 Full-time
  • 25 Affiliated

Recognition

  • 1 Royal Society of London Fellow
  • 4 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 Fellow of the Academy for the Advancement of Science


Research & Expenditures

  • 4 World-class centers
    • Integrated Nanosystems Research Facility
    • Center for Pervasive Communications & Computing
    • California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology
    • Center for Embedded and Cyberphysical Systems
  • 3 Research thrusts:
    • Circuits and Devices
    • Computer Science and Engineering
    • Systems
  • 2017-18 Research expenditures: $9.7M