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Why ECE?

Electrical and computer engineering skills are critical in our digital age. The field impacts many others, from health care to energy, telecommunications to entertainment.

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Pursue a degree or take courses in electrical and computer engineering.

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Robotics, medical imaging, emerging computing platforms, communications, and audio, can all be explored through our graduate program. 

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Smart acoustic devices: coming soon to a screen near you?

A Rochester team that includes Ben Kevelson ’22 is using flat panel technology to build a more cost-effective smart device that can also function as a touch interface.

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Research includes signals, VLSI, computer architecture, physical electronics, and more.

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Electrical engineering is one of the best-paying majors, with an average starting salary over $84,000 for bachelor’s degree graduates.

2021 National Association of Colleges and Employers Survey

22full-time faculty

ECE has 22 full-time faculty members and is undertaking a multi-year expansion of its faculty to support its growing research and educational programs in multiple areas.

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$3M Awarded Research Funding for 2020-2021

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering continues to play a prominent role in ongoing programs such as the Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences, the Music Research Lab, the Rochester Center for Biomedical Ultrasound, and the Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE).

A total of $3,032,356 in grant funding was awarded to ECE research projects in 2020-2021.

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Stephen Wu Recieves Curtis Award for Teaching Excellence

May 19, 2022

CURTIS AWARD FOR TEACHING EXCELLENCE

Students inducted to Phi Beta Kappa

May 9, 2022

Congratulations to these students who were recently inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s ...

Senior engineering students show their work

May 3, 2022

SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED: Thang C Le (right) demonstrates his team’s autonomously controlled ...

Tianwei Jiang ’22 and Zilin Zeng ’22 of audio and music engineering receive the Professors’ Choice Award

April 25, 2022

As another academic year draws to an end, we have so many student achievements to recognize! For exa ...

Andrew Hahn, PhD student, honored with Edward Peck Curtis Award

April 19, 2022

The University’s Edward Peck Curtis Awards for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student is ...

Rochester Engineering Society Awards

April 11, 2022

The 2021 Recognition Awards by the Rochester Engineering Society

Smart acoustic devices: coming soon to a screen near you?

April 1, 2022

A Rochester team including Ben Kevelson ’22, pictured, is using flat-panel technology to ...

Evelyn Ferwalt ’23 Recognized with Research Initiative Award

March 7, 2022

Evelyn Ferwalt ’23 of electrical and computer engineering received the runner-up prize, in thi ...

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