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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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Recent News

Outstanding Student - Muhammed El-Sayed ’22

October 18, 2021

Studio X, a newly opened space in the Carlson Science and Engineering Library, will be a great place ...

Alumnus John McNeill ’91 (MS) named the Bernard M. Gordon Dean of Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

August 16, 2021

Congratulations to electrical engineering alumnus John McNeill ’91 (MS) who has been named the ...

Mark Bocko Collaboration of Mobile Health Device

July 26, 2021

A version of a mobile device first developed by Mark Bocko, Distinguished Professor of Electrical an ...

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

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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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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ECE Year in Review 2020-2021

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering completed a successful year despite the many challenges faced with the COVID-19 interruption. Our faculty, staff, students, and alumni have contributed to this success by continuing advances in research, educational development, and new department initiatives. The 2020-2021 Year in Review E-Newsletter proudly showcases these accomplishments.

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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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