ECE: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Graduate Programs

Graduate Areas of Focus

Biomedical Option

ECE offers a biomedical option for graduate study. Students must complete ECE M.S. or Ph.D. requirements, plus some biomedical studies and research. See details.

Faculty Members by Area

See also the listing of ECE faculty members by area.

ECE graduate students are typically associated with one of the department's nine academic areas of focus. The areas often have additional guidelines, such as required courses or seminars.

Electrical Engineering


Area Chair: Allen MacKenzie
Communications Research
Graduate Communications Courses


Area Chair: Yong Xu, J. Michael Ruohoniemi
E&M Research
Graduate E&M Courses

Electronic Components, Circuits, and Systems (ECCS)

Area Chair: Masoud Agah
ECCS Research
Graduate Courses in ECCS

Signals, Systems & Controls

Area Chair: Jason Xuan
Signals, Systems & Controls Research
Graduate Controls Courses


Area Chair: Virgilio Centeno
Power Research
Graduate Power Courses

Computer Engineering

Computer Systems

Area Chair: Leyla Nazhandali
Computer Systems Research


Area Chair: Thomas Hou
Networking Research

Software and Machine Intelligence

Area Chair: Chao Wang
Software & Machine Intelligence Research

VLSI and Design Automation Area

Area Chair: Patrick Schaumont
VLSI & Design Automation Research

Graduate Computer Engineering Courses