Welcome to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
At the University of Dayton's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, you can choose your focus from a wide range of topics — from robotics and control to telecommunications and wireless communications, from electro-optics to signal and image processing, and from computer vision to VLSI design — join us and discover your focus!
After graduation and perhaps before, your expertise will be in demand by employers from a variety of areas — defense, homeland security, aerospace and automobiles, medical electronics and image processing, speech and music, and even finance and banking. Our Department will help you build the skills and knowledge necessary to become a successful, engineering professional in these challenging fields.
June 11 — 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 >>
Academic Programs: Learn from the experts in the area of your choice.
At the University of Dayton, the undergraduate and graduate programs of electrical and computer engineering 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 below to visit the University's Areas of Study and learn more about the program of your choice:
Bachelor's Plus Master's Program
At the graduate level, the Department offers the following programs. Click the link below to visit the University's Areas of Study and learn more about the graduate electrical engineering programs:
Electrical Engineering (M.S. and Ph.D.)
Our 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 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 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.
- Controls: Adaptive control of unmanned aerial and hypervelocity reusable launch vehicles, robotics and automation (Drs. Ordonez, Asari).
- Communications: Microwave engineering, antennas, digital comm, satellite comm, optical comm (Drs. Chatterjee, Penno, Subramanyam, Haus, Vorontsov).
- Computer engineering: Embedded systems, object-oriented programming, advanced computer architecture and neuro-morphic computing (Drs. Balster, Loomis, Taha).
- Micro-and nano-electronics: Advanced electronic materials and devices, nanoelectronics, nanofab, quantum dot-functionalized thin-film optoelectronic and electrochemical sensors, photovoltaics (Drs. Banerjee, Guliants, Sarangan, Subramanyam).
- Optics: Nonlinear photorefractives, acousto-optics and microlens arrays for holography, optical processing, biosensors, meta-materials, and Ladar and Optical Communications Institute (LOCI) (Drs. Banerjee, Duncan, Haus, Sarangan, Vorontsov, Zhan).
- Signal/image processing: Video compression, hyperspectral and medical image processing, wavelet transforms, fuzzy logic-based object recognition, computer vision, and wide area surveillance (Drs. Asari, Balster, Hardie, Hirakawa, Scarpino, Taha).
- Dr. Vijayan K. Asari: Computer vision, pattern recognition, machine learning (PDF)
- Dr. Eric J. Balster: Embedded data processing laboratory (EDPL) (PDF)
- Dr. Partha Banerjee: Nonlinear optics, metamaterials, holography (PDF)
- Dr. Monish Chatterjee: Acousto-optics, holography, nonlinear optics, wave propagation (PDF)
- Dr. Elena Guliants: Nanoscale systems for sensing and energy (PDF)
- Dr. Russell Hardie: Digital signal and image processing (PDF)
- Dr. Keigo Hirakawa: Intelligent signal systems laboratory (PDF)
- Dr. Georges Nehmetallah: Optical signal processing and metamaterial lab (PDF)
- Dr. Raúl Ordóñez: Control systems and robotics (PDF)
- Dr. Robert P. Penno: Radar signal processing, antennas and antenna arrays (PDF)
- Dr. Andrew Sarangan: Nano-fab lab and optoelectronics: Device technology (PDF)
- Dr. Frank Scarpino: Reconfigurable computing projects (PDF)
- Dr. Guru Subramanyam: Ferroelectric varactor devices (PDF)
- Dr. Tarek Taha: High performance neuromorphic computing (PDF)
- Dr. Qiwen Zhan: Nano electro-optics lab (NEOL) (PDF)
Faculty and StaffOur faculty members have refined screenings for lung cancer, worked on flight dynamics and controls, created technology to increase cell phone functionality, and much more. In and out of the classroom, they are there for you! Contact us with any questions about our research and areas of expertise. Chairperson: Guru Subramanyam. Administrative Assistant: Nancy Striebich.
School of Engineering: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Please contact us for more information about our electrical and computer engineering undergraduate and graduate programs.
University of Dayton
Phone: 937-229-3611 Fax: 937-229-4529