Areas of Study

The Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) graduate program offers Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees, which differ in scope and degree requirements. The department offers these programs in several topics that fall under three major program areas: Computer Engineering; Communications, Control and Signal Processing; and Electronics and Photonics.

Communications, Control, and Signal Processing (CCSP)

ECE research areas Control Systems and Communications & Signal Processing are combined for the graduate degree

  • Biomedical Signal and Image Processing, Imaging Systems
  • Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning
  • Distributed Computation
  • Multi-Agent Systems, Robotics
  • Signal Processing Fundamentals and Algorithms
  • Multi-Agent Systems, Cooperative Control and Game Theory
  • Scientific and Engineering Computation Algorithms
  • Computer Graphics and Computational Photography
  • Cyber-Physical Systems, Network Control and Power Systems
  • Information Theory and Rate Distortion, and Multimedia Data Compression
  • Next Generation Wireless Communication
  • Robotics and Locomotion
  • Nonlinear, Hybrid and Robust Control

Computer Engineering (CE)

  • Computer Systems Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Distributed Systems
  • Computational Models, Algorithms, and Analysis
  • Graphics and Image Processing
  • Very Large Scale Integration and Computer Aided Design
  • Software Systems
  • Scientific Computation
  • Machine Intelligence

Electronics and Photonics (EP)

  • Compound Semiconductors and Widebandgap Semiconductor Technologies
  • Electromagnetics, Optics and Antennas
  • Growth and Properties of Electronic Materials and Quantum Structures
  • Integrated Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) and Micromachining Technologies
  • Modern Device and Int. Circuit Processing and Fabrication
  • Opto-Electronic Devices and Photonic Integrated Circuits
  • Quantum Mechanics and Solid-State Physics
  • Quantum Electronics and Nanoscience
  • RF/Wireless Electronics Systems
  • RF and Optical Communications
  • Semiconductor Device Physics
  • Optical Communication Networks
  • Solid-State Lighting and Displays
  • Ultra High-Speed Devices and Circuits