Welcome From the New Chair: Douglas Summerville
Welcome to the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department website. Within it you’ll find information about the department, its graduate and undergraduate programs, its research, and–most importantly—its people. The students, staff and faculty are what make our department a great place to work and learn.
Electrical and computer engineering are dynamic fields that have greatly affected the world we live in. From the smallest nanoscale devices to large power systems spanning entire continents to communications networks blanketing the planet, electrical and computer engineers have played a leading role in shaping many of the Greatest Engineering Achievements of the 20th century.
Despite these achievements, you can’t turn on the news today without hearing about the major challenges we still face in areas such as healthcare, cybersecurity and energy. As you’ll learn within the pages of our website, our students and faculty are performing groundbreaking research to find solutions to some of these challenges. As a discipline, electrical and computer engineering will continue to lead in finding solutions to these and most of the Grand Challenges of the 21st Century. Our alumni will be among these leaders, researching and developing solutions that make lives better.
I hope you will continue to explore our website and learn about our research and academic programs. We welcome opportunities for partnership and collaboration. Please feel free to contact us about inquiries on our programs, research, or opportunities for collaboration.