Your electrical or computer engineering expertise will be in demand.
You can choose from a wide range of topics: robotics and control, telecommunications and wireless communications, electro-optics, image processing, computer vision, and VLSI design at the University of Dayton's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering!
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. We help you build the skills necessary to become a successful, engineering professional in these challenging fields.
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.
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.
- 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)
Contact Information for ECE Research Labs
- Center of Excellence in Computer Vision: Dr. Vijayan Asari, ORSP Endowed Chair in Wide Area Surveillance
- Center of Excellence in Distributed Sensing: Dr. Michael Wicks, ORSP Endowed Chair in Sensor Exploitation and Fusion
- Embedded Data Processing Lab: Dr. Eric Balster
- Motoman Robotics Lab: Dr. Raul Ordonez
- Signal and Image Processing Lab: Dr. Russell Hardie
- Intelligent Signals and Systems Lab: Dr. Keigo Hirakawa
- Center of Excellence for Thin film Research and Surface Engineering (CETRASE): Dr. Guru Surbramanyam
- Electro-optics Graduate Program and Research: Dr. Partha Banerjee
- Nanofabrication Lab: Dr. Andrew Sarangan
- Nanophotonics Lab: Dr. Qiwen Zhan
- Ladar and Optical Communication Institute (LOCI): Dr. Mikhail Vorontsov, ORSP Endowed Chair in Ladar
- Center for High Performance Computing and Neuromorphic Computing: Dr. Tarek Taha
- Institute for Development and Commercialization of Advanced Sensor Technologies (IDCAST): Mr. Larrell Walters, Director
Faculty and Staff
School of Engineering: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering News and Newsletters
August 2013 — The International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, August 4-9, in Dallas, Texas awarded Chris Yakopcic, Tarek Taha, Guru 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 >>
Have a question? Just ask us!
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