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A laser that could ‘reshape the landscape of integrated photonics’

Rochester researchers see applications in LiDAR, atomic physics, AR/VR.

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Electrical engineering is one of the best-paying majors, with an average starting salary over $84,000 for bachelor’s degree graduates.

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ECE has 22 full-time faculty members and is undertaking a multi-year expansion of its faculty to support its growing research and educational programs in multiple areas.

The leftmost illustration represents the kind of language that Thomas Howard and his students have enabled robots to understand through past projects in his Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, which refer to objects in their current state.  The other two illustrations represent the kinds of language this research will pursue, which refers to the past and/or future state of objects.  (Illustrations by Michael Osadciw of University Communications)

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Teaching robots a sense of past and future

Thomas Howard is one of six Rochester researchers who have received prestigious NSF awards for early-career faculty members. With the award, Howard plans to improve the ability of robots to respond to spoken commands.

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Recent News

Electrical engineering alumnus Paul Muntner '91 receives the 2022 Joseph A. Vita Award from the American Heart Association

December 5, 2022

Electrical engineering alumnus Paul Muntner ’91, a professor of epidemiology and the associate ...

Patrick Lee Scholars in ECE and AME

October 31, 2022

Congratulations to Kevin Fobare ’24 ECE and Seth Roberts ’23 AME recipients of the Patri ...

A laser that could ‘reshape the landscape of integrated photonics’

October 26, 2022

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

Jameson Morris AME '23 Wells Award Recipient

October 24, 2022

Congratulations to Jameson Morris, AME ’23, one of this year’s recipients of the Wells A ...

Professor Sidney Shapiro passes away at the age of 90

September 20, 2022

Professor Sidney Shapiro, former chair of electrical and computer engineering, passed away on Septem ...

Thomas Howard Career Award Recipient

September 1, 2022

Five University researchers have received the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Care ...

Professor Tom Howard and UR Robotics Students aim high at NASA robotics competition

June 14, 2022

The robotics team from the University of Rochester will put months of work and several all-nighters ...

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$9.8M Awarded Research Funding for 2021-2022

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering continues to play a prominent role in ongoing programs such as the Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences, the Music Research Lab, the Rochester Center for Biomedical Ultrasound, and the Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE).

A total of $9,800,000 in grant funding was awarded to ECE research projects in 2021-2022.

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