Chair's Message

Welcome From the Chair: Stephen Zahorian

Chair: Stephen ZahorianWelcome to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and its website. Although it does not seem that long, I am now in my seventh year as chair of the ECE department. We are a 'full service' department, with undergraduate and master's programs in both electrical and computer engineering, and a doctoral program in electrical engineering. Our mission is service to the instruction and discipline of electrical and computer engineering; research to advance and aid in the economic development of the state and country; and service the university, region, state, and country.

Of all the things about the department, the most important are its people. As of Fall 2008, we have 229 undergraduate students, 120 master's students, and 40 PhD students. In the 2007-2008 academic year, 75 students completed BS degrees, 16 students completed master's degrees, and 6 students completed doctoral studies. The students are served by 18 faculty and 2 staff members. Faculty areas of research include the broad areas of information assurance, microelectronics and computer networks; and the systems areas of communications, controls and signal processing. Last year, for the first time, our department faculty secured more than 2 million dollars in external research funding. You can find additional research information by clicking these links located on our website's home page: 'Research Projects', 'News and Highlights' and by clicking the link 'Faculty and Staff' where you will find links to individual faculty web pages.

If you are a prospective undergraduate student, please look particularly at the 'Undergraduate Students' link located on the left of our web site's home page and the admissions information at If you are a prospective graduate student, please email our director of graduate programs at and check out the 'Graduate Students' link located on our website's home page. If you are an alumnus or alumna, please take a look at our 'Alumni' link on our website's home page, where your professional success story could be posted. I invite you to visit the department, call me at (607)777-4846, or email me at Our goal is to serve our students and alumni in the best possible way, in the Binghamton tradition, as one of the best values in higher education.

Last Updated: 3/17/14