Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Your electrical or computer engineering expertise will be in demand.

Choose from a wide range of challenges at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Dayton: robotics and control, telecommunications and wireless communications, electro-optics, image processing, computer vision and VLSI design! We'll help you build the skills necessary to become a successful engineering professional.

After graduation and perhaps before, your expertise will be in demand by employers: defense, homeland security, aerospace and automobiles, medical electronics and image processing, speech and music, and even finance and banking. 

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Academic Programs: Learn from the experts in the area of your choice.

At the University of Dayton, the electrical and computer engineering programs of study are taught by world-class educators who are experts in areas such as signal processing, image processing, computer vision, pattern recognition, artificial neural networks, photorefractives, optical bistability and chaos, semiconductor materials growth and characterization, photovoltaics, 3D image reconstruction and display, optical design and testing, aircraft control, intelligent control, electronic and electro-optic materials, microwave circuit design, and high throughput neuromorphic computing.

At the undergraduate level, the Department offers the following programs. Click a link for program of study detail:
Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Bachelor's Plus Master's Program

Concentration in Electrical Energy Systems
Concentration in Electro-Optics
Concentration in Robotics

Minor in Computer Systems
Minor in Signals and Systems

At the graduate level, the Department offers the following programs. Click a link for program of study detail:
Electrical Engineering (M.S., D.E., Ph.D.)
Electro-Optics (M.S. and Ph.D.)

abet logoOur electrical and computer engineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Careers: Would you like to receive several job offers even before graduating?

As broad-based disciplines, our Department's electrical and computer engineering programs help you to choose from a wide range of careers including areas such as business, law, and medicine.   Or, perhaps, you would prefer a well-placed government (WPAFB, Naval Surface Warfare Center) or industry (Sprint, TRW, Harris Corp., GE, FM Global, STL of Ohio, AFMETCAL) position? 

Our graduates will be in demand for the next decade because of the abundant positions available in these fields — more than what we are able to graduate.   And, in 2011, the average annual salary offer for electrical and computer engineering graduates was $60,379.

Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineering is an exciting field that offers the opportunity to enter some of the most rewarding and challenging careers available.  Advances in the field of electronics has resulted in an explosion of the capabilities in the computer, communication, automotive, medical, entertainment, aerospace and homeland security industries.  Electrical engineers are equipped to enter these dynamic arenas as well as the equally challenging and rewarding careers in the fields of electro-optics, radar, signal and image processing, biomedicine, controls, robotics and instrumentation, and many more.  Electrical engineers work in all phases of technological programs and are involved from the conception of the basic idea through design, fabrication, verification, manufacturing, and marketing of the final product.

Computer Engineering

Computer engineering represents perhaps the most sought-after professional component of an engineering team that develops the technological possibilities inherent in the design, construction, and operation of computer systems.  The computer engineer performs a variety of tasks involving hardware, software, peripherals, computer-controlled systems, and hardware-software integration, as well as computer applications in a multitude of areas.  As a broad-based engineering discipline, computer engineering provides numerous career opportunities within the engineering field as well as an excellent foundation for careers in other diverse areas such as business, law and medicine.

Opportunities: Become the complete, professional engineer.

The University of Dayton's electrical and computer engineering programs are among the best in the country.  With cutting-edge curriculum, research, and facilities, we combine learning with doing and theory with practice.  Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the University's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering work closely with alumni and private business leaders to become the complete, professional engineer within our engineering community, which continues the University's cycle of excellence and service-learning in our Marianist tradition.

RESEARCH: STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITIES AND CUTTING-EDGE TOPICS.

Faculty Research 
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Faculty and Staff

Our faculty members have refined screenings for lung cancer, worked on flight dynamics and controls, created technology to increase cell phone functionality, and more.  In and out of the classroom, they are there for you!  Contact us about our research and areas of expertise.  Chairperson:  Guru Subramanyam.  Administrative Assistant:  Nancy Striebich.
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Subramanyam, Guru  

Chairperson; Professor; and Joint Appointment with Bioengineering Graduate ProgramFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Striebich, Nancy  

Administrative AssistantStaffSchool of Engineering: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Wilson, Nancy  

Administrative Assistant, Electro-Optics Graduate ProgramStaffSchool of Engineering: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Asari, Vijayan K. 

Professor; Ohio Research Scholars Chair Wide Area Surveillance; Director, Vision LabFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Aspiras, Daisy 

Administrative Assistant, Vision LabStaffSchool of Engineering: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Balster, Eric 

Assistant ProfessorFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Banerjee , Partha 

ProfessorFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Barrera, Ralph 

AdjunctSchool of Engineering: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Chatterjee, Monish 

ProfessorFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Coutu, Ronald 

AdjunctSchool of Engineering: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Daniels, Malcolm 

Associate ProfessorFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Deng, Cong 

Scientist and Lecturer, Electro-Optics Graduate ProgramFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Duncan, Bradley  

Executive Director; ProfessorFull-Time FacultyGraduate Academic Affairs
School of Engineering: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Fortune, John  

Sr. Laboratory ManagerStaffSchool of Engineering: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Guliants, Elena 

Joint Appointment with University of Dayton Research InstituteSchool of Engineering: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Hardie, Russell 

Professor; Joint Appointment with Bioengineering Graduate ProgramFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Haus, Joseph  

Professor, Electro-Optics Graduate ProgramFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Hirakawa, Keigo 

Assistant ProfessorFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Kessler, Donald 

Joint Appointment with University of Dayton Research InstituteSchool of Engineering: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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LoMonte, Lorenzo 

Joint Appointment with University of Dayton Research InstituteSchool of Engineering: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Loomis, John S. 

Associate ProfessorFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Malas, John 

AdjunctSchool of Engineering: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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McManamon, Paul 

Technical Director, Ladar and Optical Communications Institute (LOCI)Part-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Electro-Optics Graduate Engineering Program
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Miller, Nicholas 

Laboratory Manager, Ladar and Optical Communications Institute (LOCI)StaffSchool of Engineering: Electro-Optics Graduate Engineering Program
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Moon, Don 

ProfessorFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Ordóñez, Raúl 

Associate ProfessorFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Patterson, Mark 

AdjunctSchool of Engineering: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Penno, Robert  

Associate ProfessorFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Polnau, Ernst 

Research Scientist, Electro-Optics Graduate Program and Intelligent Optics LaboratoryStaffSchool of Engineering: Electro-Optics Graduate Engineering Program
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Sarangan, Andrew  

Professor, electro-optics and electricalFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Scarpino, Frank 

Professor EmeritusSchool of Engineering: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Taha, Tarek M. 

Associate ProfessorFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Tsao, Bang-Hung 

InstructorPart-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Vorontsov, Mikhail 

Professor, Electro-Optics Graduate Program; Director, Intelligent Optics Laboratory; Endowed Chair, LADARStaffSchool of Engineering: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Weber, John 

Professor; Associate Dean for Graduate StudiesFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Office of the Dean, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Weyrauch, Thomas  

Senior Researcher, Electro-Optics Graduate Program and Intelligent Optics LaboratoryStaffSchool of Engineering: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Wicks, Michael 

Ohio Research Scholar Endowed Chair in Sensor Exploitation and FusionFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Zhan, Qiwen  

Professor, Electro-Optics Graduate Program; Managing Director, UD-Fraunhofer Joint Research CenterFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering News and Newsletters

Newsletter Spring 2014 (PDF) >>
Newsletter Fall 2013 (PDF) >>
Newsletter Spring 2013 (PDF) >>
Newsletter Fall 2012 (PDF) >>
Newsletter Spring 2012 (PDF) >>
Newsletter Fall 2011 (PDF) >>

August 2013 — The International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, August 4-9, in Dallas, Texas awarded Chris Yakopcic, Tarek TahaGuru Subramanyam, and Robinson Pino the "Best Paper Award" for Memristor SPICE Model and Crossbar Simulation Based on Devices with Nanosecond Switching Time — Congratulations! 

June 2013 — Kudos to Dr. Michael Wicks for being awarded the 2013 IEEE Dennis J. Picard Medal for Radar Technologies and Applications.  Go to poster (pdf) >>

June 2012 — Dr. Subramanyam, in Agilent's "Faculty Spotlight," highlights how the University's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering unites the classroom with real-world research.  Go to Agilent's Article >>

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Please contact us for more information about our electrical and computer engineering undergraduate and graduate programs.

Office Information Contacts

University of Dayton
School of Engineering
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Kettering Laboratories Room 341
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-0232

Phone:  937-229-3611     Fax:  937-229-4529  

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Guru Subramanyam
Chairperson

Nancy Striebich
Administrative Assistant