Interim Department Chair: Mahmoud El Nokali
Main Office: 1238 Benedum Hall
Additional information concerning the Electrical Engineering graduate program may be obtained from Sandy Weisberg, Electrical Engineering Program Administrator while information concerning the Computer Engineering graduate program may be obtained from Dre’ Aliquo-Varela, Computer Engineering Graduate Program Administrator. Both Ms. Weisberg and Ms. Aliquo-Varela are located at 1238 Benedum Hall, 3700 O’Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261. Alternately, you may contact them via phone at 412-642-8001, fax at 412-624-8003, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graduate Degree Programs
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers a program of graduate study and research for master’s and doctoral degree students whose career choice is oriented toward basic or applied research in industry, government, or academic institutions. Degrees awarded are the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, the Master of Science in Computer Engineering, the Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering, and the Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Engineering. The MSCE and PhD in Computer Engineering are jointly offered with the Department of Computer Science. Course work and faculty/student research in the graduate Electrical Engineering program are concentrated in the following four areas:
Optical and Electronic Devices
Electric Power Engineering
Signal Processing and Systems
and include research in computer architecture, computer-aided design (CAD), very-large-scale integrated (VLSI) design, optical interfacing, embedded systems, parallel processing architectures, networking, photonic and electronic devices, micro/nanorobotics and systems, fiber optics, ultrafast laser processing, nanowires and nanoparticles, semiconductor device modeling and characterization, power electronics, pattern recognition, biomedical image processing, speech processing, statistical signal processing, wavelets, intelligent and neutral control, human-centered control, networked control, radio-frequency identification (RFID) and tags, electric power systems analysis, simulation and modeling: transmission, distribution systems and technologies, real-time control of power systems, and renewable energy interconnections, and smart grid.
Applicants for admission must submit transcripts of all college-level work, two letters of recommendation, and scores on the verbal, quantitative, and writing assessment-analytical sections of the Graduate Record Examination. International applicants whose first language is not English are required to submit the TOEFL administered by the Educational Testing Service with a minimum score of 80 (internet-based test). For awards consideration, applications must be completed by February 1.
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers graduate students support in a variety of ways. Many full-time students are supported by graduate research assistantships or teaching assistantships. There are also several fellowships available for highly qualified graduate students.
In addition to the general regulations of the Swanson School of Engineering, the electrical and computer engineering department has the following requirements:
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