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Explore electromagnetics, microelectronics, and more

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

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

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

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Professor Hanan Dery receives a $510,000 grant from the Department of Energy

November 5, 2018

Hanan Dery, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, who has received a $510,000 ...

Professor Qiang Lin elected a fellow of the Optical Society (OSA)

October 29, 2018

Congratulations to Qiang Lin, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, who has be ...

ECE Faculty are Recipients of NSF Funding Aimed at Advancing the Next Generation of Quantum Technologies

October 8, 2018

Hajim School electrical and computer engineering faculty members are recipients of new National Scie ...

ECE PhD, Fernando Zvietcovish, won best student paper award and best poster award at the International Tissue Elasticity Conference (ITEC 2018, Avignon, France).

September 24, 2018

Fernando Zvietcovich Zegarra, a PhD student in the lab of Jannick Rolland, the Brian J. Thompson pro ...

Ormachea Awarded New Investigator Honorable Mention at AIUM

April 19, 2018

Congratulations to Juvenal Ormachea, graduate student in Professor Parker's Medical Imaging Research ...

ECE PhD student, Mohammad Kazemi, in Scientific Reports – Nature

March 19, 2018

Mohammad Kazemi, a PhD student in electrical and computer engineering, has proposed an entirely new ...

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.


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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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70thousand

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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