The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is both nationally and internationally recognized for its work in atmospheric research, electromagnetic scattering, properties of materials, acoustics, signal processing and imaging.

The ECE Department also has developed a program of project-based research and development that is specifically designed to provide support to the disabled. Many different electronic and microprocessor based systems have been delivered that have made a major impact on the freedom and quality of life for the disabled.

The ECE Department continues to make extensive use of the excellent computing facilities offered by the Center for Computer Man/Machine Intelligence, Networking and Distributed Systems and the Center for Advanced Computation and Telecommunications in addition to the computer centers maintained by the ECE Department, the College of Engineering, and the University. New directions in the Department include an increased emphasis on teaching and research in Computer Engineering.

Research Areas

Electrical Engineering

  • Control systems
  • Digital signal processing
  • Nanotechnology
  • Microwave technology
  • Optoeletronic and optical devices and systems
  • Power systems
  • Telecommunications
  • Wireless communications

Computer Engineering

  • AI and machine intelligence
  • Computer architecture
  • Embedded systems
  • High performance computing
  • Networking and distributed systems
  • Signal processing and machine vision

Research Centers

Research Labs

  • Computer Architecture Laboratory
  • Microwave Anechoic Chamber Facility
  • Networking, Artificial and Machine Intelligence and Computer Vision Laboratory