Electrical & Computer Engineering

Electrical and computer engineers create devices and technologies that affect all aspects of our lives. Things many of us take for granted, such as cell phones, desktop computers, and Global Positioning Systems, would not exist without electrical and computer engineers.

Beyond these everyday devices, WPI student and faculty researchers work on groundbreaking technologies that deal with the most critical problems facing society. Systems that will be able to find firefighters trapped in a burning building and neuroprosthetics that will look and function like natural limbs are currently being developed on WPI’s campus.

With innovations that progress from concept to production in a matter of months, or even weeks, electrical and computer engineering is arguably one of the fastest growing and broadest of all technical fields.

Lessons Learned from Tragedies: Protecting Those Who Save Lives

Stirred by the events of 9-11 and the Worcester Cold Storage Warehouse fire, WPI is applying cutting-edge technology to reducing the risk and danger to firefighters and all first responders.


20 Years of Cryptography and Security at WPI

The 20 Years of Cryptography and Security Research at WPI Symposium, held on October 19, brought together nearly 100 of our colleagues in academia and industry as well as WPI alumni and others who are interested in current and future trends, risks and challenges in cyber security. WPI hosted this symposium as we celebrate twenty years of cryptography and security research at WPI. 

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The undergraduate Electrical and Computer Engineering Program at WPI is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

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