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Welcome to The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the University of Illinois at Chicago welcomes you to its web site. We hope that these pages will provide a starting point to the information about the department, faculty, staff and students. We welcome prospective students, friends and colleagues to browse through the information that is provided here and to contact or visit us for more information.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy Degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering.

We are a Department of about 30 faculty, over 450 undergraduate and over 200 graduate students. The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department is very new, having been created in July of 2001 from the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department.

The origins of this department has its roots in the Department of Information Engineering which existed at the start of the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1965 and eventually evolved into the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department in 1982.

Rashid Ansari, Department Head

The current Departmental structure is more focused, and provides an opportunity for the development of research and teaching programs in the areas of Electrical and Computer Engineering. We offer a strong and diverse program with nearly 30 experienced faculty members. Our broad and multidisciplinary thrusts have proved to be a significant growth opportunity in terms of research and funding success in all our major thrust areas and concentrations. Our successes in research funding, publications and recognitions of our faculty are listed in the following pages and under News Archive.

We are proud that half of our faculty are Fellows of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and many are also Fellows of other peer societies. We are also particularly pleased to note that a number of our faculty members have received the prestigious CAREER awards from the National Science Foundation. The different research areas of our faculty are outlined in the following pages as are the research centers that exist in the department.

Thank you for visiting the UIC ECE website. We hope you will find it interesting and informative. Please contact us if you have questions or comments.

Sincerely,
Rashid Ansari
ECE Professor and Department Head

 
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