University of Massachusetts Amherst

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ECE Facts

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department offers accredited undergraduate programs in computer systems engineering (CSE) and electrical engineering (EE), and has funded graduate research programs in Sensing systems, Wireless communication, Complex systems modeling, Computer networks, Computer and embedded systems, VLSI and CAD and Post-CMOS nano.

Its microwave engineering program is nationally recognized with an NSF Engineering Research Center for Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere (CASA), Center for Advanced Sensor and Communication Antennas (CASCA), and Microwave Remote Sensing Lab (MIRSL). 
The two fully ABET-accredited B.S. degrees in Computer Systems Engineering and Electrical Engineering has an honors option for qualified students. 

(Academic Year 2010-2011)


  • 33 Faculty members
  • 11 IEEE Fellows
  • 6 NSF CAREER Awardees
  • 2 University Distinguished Teachers


  • 70 PhD
  • 130 MS
  • 320 BS

Performance (average 2007-2009)

  • $10M research expenditures
  • 12 PhD degrees
  • 44 MS degrees
  • 55 BS degrees

Research Areas

  • Sensing Systems
    • Antennas and propagation
    • Biomedical electronics
    • E&M theory and computation
    • Hi-freq circuits and devices
    • Microwave engineering
    • Radar networks 
    • Remote sensing
    • Thz electronics
    • Weather radar
  • Post-CMOS Nano
    • Physics of nanodevices and nanocomputing
    • Computational nanoelectronics
    • Nanofabrication
    • Nanodevices and integrated systems
    • Nanofabrics, circuits and computing architectures
  • VLSI/CAD, Computer and Embedded Systems
    • Computer-aided design and test
    • Computer architecture
    • Embedded systems and security
    • Fault-tolerant computing
    • Real-time  computing
    • VLSI design
  • Wireless Communications, Complex Systems Modeling, Computer Networks
    • Communication and signal processing
    • Computer and communication networks
    • Systems and control theory
    • Wireless systems