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Emerging research in computer audition and audio acoustics

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Investigate robotics and artificial intelligence

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Study the fundamentals of circuits and systems

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Advance research in signals and communications

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Explore nanoscale electronics, photonics and more

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Major & Minor

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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Recent News

ECE student, Yujin Nakamoto, awarded Robert L. Wells Prize

November 9, 2020

ECE's Yujin Nakamoto is one of three outstanding students announced as this year’s recipients ...

Adapting to COVID-19

November 2, 2020

Here’s another great example of how our Hajim School faculty have been pitching in to help us ...

Photonics researchers report breakthrough in miniaturizing light-based chips

August 28, 2020

A Rochester team led by Qiang Lin, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, has demonstra ...

Fall 2020 Course Delivery Modes

July 31, 2020

A table listing the courses and modalities for fall 2020 is listed below. Please check back frequent ...

ECE UG Research Assistant, Ethan Fahnestock ’21, who awarded a Goldwater Scholarship

May 1, 2020

Congratulations to Ethan Fahnestock ’21 on receiving the Barry Goldwater Scholarship! Ethan is ...

Joseph 'Tre' DiPassio III Awarded the 2020 Edward Peck Curtis Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student

April 28, 2020

Joseph ‘Tre’ DiPassio III has been selected as one of the winners of the University of R ...

Audio & Music Engineering

Combining the best faculty and resources from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the AS&E Music Department, and the Eastman School of Music. Learn More >

Recording Studio

Did you know?

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.

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Summer of Research

With automatic transcription, musicians can save themselves the treble

Two undergraduates have joined a summer research project focused on building a machine-learning interface that generates musical scores from audio files.

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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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