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Emerging research in computer audition and audio acoustics

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Investigate robotics and artificial intelligence

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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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Explore electromagnetics, microelectronics, and more

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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

Stephen Wu, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering and physics, recently received a $1.5 million NSF Quantum Leap grant

October 7, 2019

Stephen Wu, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering and physics, recently receive ...

Professor Thomas Howard Awarded the NASA Early Career Faculty Award

September 18, 2019

On Friday, September 13, 2019, NASA announced that Thomas Howard as one of the recipients of the Ear ...

Congratulations to Roman Sobolewski, professor of electrical and computer engineering, an inaugural recipient of a Kearns Center mentoring award

August 19, 2019

Congratulations to Roman Sobolewski, professo rof electrical and computer engineering. He is one of ...

Shingirai Dhoro ’20 of electrical and computer engineering is just back from attending the 10th University Scholars Leadership Symposium

August 19, 2019

Shingirai Dhoro ’20 of electrical and computer engineering is just back from attending the 10t ...

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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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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