Electrical & Computer Engineering Program Area
The Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) Program Area studies and creates many of today's exciting and emerging technologies—from self-powered sensors to electric cars, from autonomous vehicles to smart cities, and from wearable devices to cognitive medical imaging.
ECE Program Area Lead: Kofi Odame
The Student Experience
As part of the ECE Program Area, students receive individualized guidance in both technical and career matters. We strive to help students develop communication skills and abilities as independent researchers.
Our graduates are prepared to command a top salary in a research lab in either industry or academia, or, with our emphasis on entrepreneurship, to launch a tech startup of their own.
Some PhD students choose the Innovation Program to supplement their engineering studies with formalized training in entrepreneurship.
Students who choose the ECE Program Area need not limit their academic interests to ECE. Many of our students and faculty move comfortably between traditional disciplines, working at the intersection of ECE and biotechnology, mechanical engineering or applied mathematics, to name a few.
Our flexible curriculum allows for a wide range of academic paths which students develop with guidance from their advisor to meet individual needs.