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Electrical and Computer Engineering: Delivering innovative, cross-disciplinary technologies that address society’s grand challenges

Electrical and computer systems are fundamental to modern life, from smart energy management to mission-critical defense systems, from wireless communications to life-saving healthcare devices. The Charles L. Brown Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is distinguished by its highly collaborative culture as well as its core strengths in areas like terahertz and photonic devices, low-power digital systems, signal and image processing, and advanced controls. Thanks to our extensive partnerships with researchers around the University and the world, we are at the forefront of innovation in such emerging fields as cyber-physical systems and multifunctional materials integration, as well as neuroscience, smart and connected health and medical imaging.

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Phone: (434) 924-6739

Homa Alemzadeh

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Assistant Professor, Computer Science (by Courtesy)

Research Areas
  • Dependable and Secure Computing
  • Embedded and Cyber-physical Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
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Phone: 434-924-6587

Nikhil Shukla

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Research Areas
  • Emerging solid-state devices for Boolean and non-Boolean computing
  • Device and circuit solutions for large-scale data storage
  • Integration of novel materials and conventional devices for functional diversification
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Phone: 434-924-4101

Farzad Farnoud

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Research Areas
  • Information and Coding Theory
  • Stochastic Modeling
  • Computational Biology
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Phone: 434-924-8271

Haiying Shen

Associate Professor, Computer Science, Associate Professor, Engineering Systems and Environment, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering (By Courtesy)

Research Areas
  • Distributed Systems and Networks
  • Cloud/Edge Computing
  • Distributed Machine Learning
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  • 22

    Early Career Awards

  • 10

    IEEE Fellows

  • 10 M

    FY 21 sponsored research