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Explore nanoscale electronics, photonics and more

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Investigate robotics and artificial intelligence

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Study the fundamentals of circuits and systems

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Pursue a degree or take courses in electrical and computer engineering.

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Graduate Studies

Robotics, medical imaging, emerging computing platforms, communications, and audio, can all be explored through our graduate program. 

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ECE Research

Research includes signals, VLSI, computer architecture, physical electronics, and more.

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Professor Gonzalo Mateos selected for the 2021 IEEE Signal Processing Society

January 10, 2022

Gonzalo Mateos, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and the Asaro Biggar Fami ...

ECE PhD student, Shadi Sartipi, received the IEEE Brain Best Paper Award

December 13, 2021

Shadi Sartipi, is a PhD student in the research group of Mujdat Cetin, professor of electrical and c ...

Ruihan Xu, an ECE sophomore, is a recipient of the 2021 Suzanne J. O'Brien Book Award

December 1, 2021

Ruihan Xu, an ECE sophomore, is a recipient of the 2021 Suzanne J. O'Brien Book Award. The award is ...

Tumor shrinkage is one sign of cancer treatment’s efficacy—but Rochester scientists are exploring elasticity and permeability as well.

November 19, 2021

The insidiousness of pancreatic cancer is how it develops without showing any definitive symptoms. I ...

Distinguished Alumnus Award

October 25, 2021

The Hajim Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient this year is Robert Ter Tsu Huang ’70 (MS) &#8 ...

Outstanding Student - Muhammed El-Sayed ’22

October 18, 2021

Studio X, a newly opened space in the Carlson Science and Engineering Library, will be a great place ...

Alumnus John McNeill ’91 (MS) named the Bernard M. Gordon Dean of Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

August 16, 2021

Congratulations to electrical engineering alumnus John McNeill ’91 (MS) who has been named the ...

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The department works with numerous centers and initiatives across the University including the Center for Biomedical Ultrasound, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, Music Research Lab, and more.

Our research programs have broad societal impact: we have multiple programs related to energy, to health and medicine, to the connected world, and to music.

Our BS degree program in electrical and computer engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, as a sound preparation for a career in engineering.

Marvin Doyley, right, professor and chair of electrical and computer engineering, and PhD students Irteza (Enan) Kabir, left, and Reem Mislati.

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ECE Year in Review 2020-2021

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering completed a successful year despite the many challenges faced with the COVID-19 interruption. Our faculty, staff, students, and alumni have contributed to this success by continuing advances in research, educational development, and new department initiatives. The 2020-2021 Year in Review E-Newsletter proudly showcases these accomplishments.

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According to a 2016 National Association of Colleges and Employers survey, electrical engineering is one of the best-paying majors, with an average starting salary over $73,000 for bachelor’s degree graduates.

22full-time faculty

The ECE department has 22 full-time faculty members who teach and perform research in the broad areas of signals and communications, VLSI and computer architecture, and physical electronics. It is in the process of searching for two more faculty members.

Why ECE?

Electrical and computer engineering skills are critical in our digital age. The field impacts many others, from health care to energy, telecommunications to entertainment. At Rochester, we prepare our students for graduate studies or industrial positions where they can make the world ever better.

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