A Message from the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rutgers

The ECE Department has long been the home for cutting-edge engineering research and educational practices. Our faculty members are involved in groundbreaking research projects that enrich the engineering landscape. Currently, our faculty is staffed with 12 IEEE Fellows, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a Presidential Faculty Fellow, a NSF Young Investigator, seven NSF CAREER awardees, one ONR Young Investigator and two DARPA Young Faculty award winners. In addition to producing leading research, our faculty is largely involved with shaping the next generation of engineers. As of Fall 2013, the ECE Department is home to more than 320 graduate students and 550 undergraduate students.

While receiving a thorough education in engineering fundamentals, taught by leading authorities in their respective fields, our students also work closely with our faculty in a joint exploration of the most pressing engineering research topics and issues. The ECE Department faculty and students are thoroughly engaged with such areas of interest as green networks, next generation internet architectures, dynamic spectrum access, cognitive radio, resource management, information security, underwater communications, signal processing, visual computing, neuroscience, computational science and engineering, cloud computing, virtual reality, silicon photonics, multifunctional sensors, materials and devices for green energy, nanophotonics, bioelectronics, analog and digital integrated circuit design. Indeed, our faculty and students are actively shaping solutions to some of the most pressing technological issues of our times.

Our research centers are internationally recognized and include CAC, a center for cloud and autonomic computing research, and WINLAB, an industry-university cooperative center dedicated to wireless technology research. Our students work within these centers and graduate with the tools, knowledge, and expertise needed to face the increasingly difficult challenges of our technological world. In short, our students become forces for progress, and we’re proud to count among our alumni leaders and thinkers throughout academia, government, and various industries.

I hope that you find our website informative and engaging. Please review our pages and feel free to reach out to us should you have any questions about our research, centers, or the Department in general. We welcome visitors and look forward to hearing from you

Athina Petropulu
Professor and Chair