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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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Honor Society Inductees, May 2021

May 10, 2021

Congratulations to these ECE students who were recently inducted  into Phi Beta Kappa, the nati ...

Senior Design Day 2021

May 10, 2021

Please join the ECE department, Hajim School of Engineering, and the Class of ’21 in viewing t ...

Gonzalo Mateos co-author of a paper selected for the 2020 IEEE SPS Young Author Best Paper Award

May 5, 2021

Congratulations to Gonzalo Mateos, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering a ...

Ethan Fahnestock ’21 receives Goldwater Scholarship

May 4, 2021

Ethan Fahnestock ’21 has received the Barry Goldwater Scholarship, a prestigious national awar ...

Professor Michael Heilemann receives National Science Foundation Award

April 7, 2021

Congratulations to Michael Heilemann for receiving this NSF award for research in Smart Acoustic Sur ...

Gonzalo Mateos ‘connects the dots’ of complex networks

February 9, 2021

How do you make sense of the millions, even billions of data points that represent the interactions ...

Engineering Diversity: A Series Celebrating Equity and Inclusion in the Hajim School of Engineering

February 8, 2021

We are proud to recognize the contributions of Marvin Doyley (at left), Melodie Lawton, and Gonzalo ...

Marvin Doyley puts priority on addressing underrepresentation

February 8, 2021

Marvin Doyley is accustomed to attending major conferences of electrical engineers where he is one o ...

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,, 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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