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Explore nanoscale electronics, photonics and more

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Investigate robotics and artificial intelligence

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Emerging research in computer audition and audio acoustics

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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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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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Gaurav Sharma has received the 2021 Raymond C. Bowman Award by the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T)

July 18, 2021

Congratulations to Professor Gaurav Sharma who has received the 2021 Raymond C. Bowman Award by the ...

Professor Mujdat Cetin appointed next editor-in-chief of the journal IEEE Transactions on Computational Imaging

July 6, 2021

Mujdat Cetin, professor of electrical and computer engineering and the Robin and Tim Wentworth Direc ...

ECE PhD student Raiyan Abdul Baten featured by ResearchGate

June 17, 2021

Congratulations to ECE PhD student, Raiyan Abdul Baten, who is now being featured by ResearchGate as ...

The Department Remembers Professor Charles Merriam III

June 16, 2021

Charles Merriam III, a former electrical engineering chair and faculty member, passed away in August ...

Bochen Li selected for Outstanding Dissertation Award

May 29, 2021

Congratulations to Bochen Li, PhD '20, selected for the Outstanding Dissertation Award

Congratulations Class of 2021!

May 24, 2021

It was a beautiful weekend to celebrate the ECE Class of 2021! Congratulations to all the graduates!

Mark Bocko - EDMUND A. HAJIM OUTSTANDING FACULTY AWARD

May 24, 2021

Since 1985, our University and our school have benefited from the exceptional leadership and vision ...

The University Remembers Professor David Blackstock

May 18, 2021

David T. Blackstock, a former electrical engineering faculty member here, passed away last month at ...

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 >

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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, http://abet.org, as a sound preparation for a career in engineering.


A schematic drawing shows an electro-optical modulator.

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Photonics researchers report breakthrough in miniaturizing light-based chips

A Rochester team demonstrates a new way to control light as it moves through integrated circuits, paving a research avenue in communications, computing, and photonics research.

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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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