The Charles L. Brown Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering provides thought leadership via award-winning research, out-of-the-box solutions and turning-point ideas.
From the optical fibers that connect the world to deep space exploration, many of humanity’s greatest achievements would have been unthinkable without electrical and computer engineers. Our department has played an important role in many of these advancements. You can add to our legacy in world-class photonics, high-frequency diodes, and materials science research, and extend our long-standing tradition in computer engineering, devices and circuits, signal and image processing, and communications.
Our co-location with the University of Virginia's School of Medicine enables ECE faculty and students to conduct research in medical imaging, microfluidics, electrophoresis, bio-molecular engineering, and biomedical and cyber-physical data mining. Machine learning and artificial intelligence now influence everything we do, including the design and operation of engineered systems; you can leverage our investments in machine learning research to ride the AI wave.
We aspire to be an inclusive and welcoming place for all, and a hub of innovation where research and teaching go hand-in-hand. Our mission is to prepare the next generation of electrical and computer engineering leaders to solve society’s grand technological challenges and improve quality of life.
The Graduate Admissions Office provides a one-stop shop and information portal to answer your questions about your degree path and the online application process, along with helpful tips and contacts for more information. Our admissions process is designed to welcome a diverse, talented, ambitious and well-rounded pool of prospective graduate students. Our admissions committee reviews every applicant's entire package, looking for academic capabilities, research experiences, leadership and passion for electrical and computer engineering.