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

  • Computer Vision
  • Compression for Speech, Audio, Images, and Video
  • Digital and Analog Signal Processing
  • Digital Communications and Communications Networks
  • Filtering and Estimation
  • Identification and Modeling Data
  • Image and Video Processing
  • Information Theory, Pattern Recognition and Neural Networks
  • Non-linear, Adaptive, and Robust Control
  • Scientific and Engineering Computation and Algorithms

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 Integrated 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
  • Sensors, Radar, and Imaging Technologies
  • Solid-State Lighting and Displays
  • Ultra High-Speed Devices and Circuits