ECE is on the front lines, deeply involved in the explosion of knowledge that is energizing electrical and computer engineering. Our research program has made important contributions in such areas as dependable, resilient and reconfigurable computing, cyber-physical and embedded computer systems, wireless communications, adaptive and nonlinear control, image and signal processing, robotics, photonics, energy and power management, safety assessment and fault-tolerant design, ultra-high-frequency semiconductor and superconducting devices and systems, and in many other emerging technologies.
One reason for the vitality of our programs is our size. With over thirty academic and research faculty, the department is large enough to build areas of substantial strength, while small and flexible enough to respond rapidly to changes in our field. These qualities not only distinguish our research program but also make the department an ideal setting to study electrical and computer engineering. Our students have the opportunity to learn from and work closely with eminent researchers who are actively redefining the state of knowledge in their field.