Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering

The Ph.D. program in Electrical Engineering aims to provide advanced education and a cutting edge research experience in electrical and electronics engineering, or in electrical and computer engineering crossing the boundary of the two disciplines. The focus of this program is excellence in research. Graduates of the program can join industry or continue to work in academia.

We will be evaluating the applications as soon as we receive them. Qualified candidates who apply early will be called for interviews and receive offers well before the above deadlines. Qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply early, because the number of slots are limited and may fill early.

All MS with thesis and PhD students are admitted with full scholarship, which includes tuition waiver, stipend, and offered a furnished room in a shared apartment. These students are also required to perform Teaching Assistant Duties

 

Program Description:

The Ph.D. program in Electrical Engineering aims to provide advanced education and a cutting edge research experience in electrical and electronics engineering, or in electrical and computer engineering crossing the boundary of the two disciplines. The focus of this program is excellence in research. Graduates of the program can join industry or continue to work in academia.

Degree Requirements:

Students can apply to the Ph.D. programs with a B.S. or M.S. degree. The Ph.D. degree requires successful completion of 14 courses beyond the B.S. degree or 7 courses beyond the M.S. degree. All students must pass the Ph.D. Qualifying Examination in the first year after they have been admitted to the Ph.D. program. Students are encouraged to begin research early. Students who have passed the Ph.D. qualifying examination are assisted in matters pertaining to their thesis research by a faculty thesis advisory committee. The research advisor serves as the chair of this committee. The committee meets with the student at least once each semester. Ph.D. students must submit a satisfactory written Ph.D. thesis proposal in their second year of study. At the completion of the Ph.D. research, the students must submit a written Thesis and pass an oral defense to complete the degree requirements. In addition to the two courses listed below, students in this program can take any of the courses listed under the “MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering” program or under other graduate programs subject to the approval of their advisors in accordance with their research specialty.
ECOE 581 – Selected Topics in Electrical Engineering
ECOE 695 – Ph.D. Thesis

 

 

Research Areas
  • Communications
  • Computational Biology & Bioinformatics
  • Computational EM, Waves and Optics
  • Computer Graphics
  • Concurrent systems: Multi-threaded software, multi-core systems
  • Cryptography, Security and Privacy
  • Design Technologies for Hardware, Soft-ware and Biological Systems
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Distributed & Parallel Computing
  • Image Processing & Computer Vision
  • Information Theory
  • Integrated Circuits and Computer-Aided Design for VLSI
  • Intelligent Systems & Machine Learning
  • Micro & Nano Systems (MEMS & NEMS) Multimedia & Networking Multimedia
  • Signal Processing
  • Nanoscale and Molecular Communications
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Peer-to-Peer Systems and Network Protocols
  • Secure Cloud Services
  • Software Engineering: Reliability, Analysis, Verification
  • Speech Processing
  • Underwater Acoustic Communications
  • Wireless Communications
  • Wireless Networks
  • Biointerfaces
  • Biophotonics
  • Photomedicine
  • Nanomaterials
  • Nanophotonics
  • Optoelectronics