Electrical & Computing Engineering

Atwater Kent Laboratories
Phone: +1-508-831-5231
Fax: +1-508-831-5491
Web site: http://www.ece.wpi.edu/

With 21 full-time faculty members, the ECE department spans the breadth of the electrical and computer engineering profession. The undergraduate program emphasizes both ECE fundamentals and state-of-the-art design with extensive laboratory and project components. Without loss of emphasis on our undergraduate mission, the graduate and research activities keep all members of the department at the leading edge of the profession. In collaboration with the Computer Science Department, the ECE department offers an innovative MS program in Computer and Communications Networks.

Areas of faculty specialization range from computer networks to ultrasonic imaging and power systems. The department has particular research and academic strengths in the following areas: wireless data communications, distributed computing; data security, computational methods for electromagnetic and ultrasonic fields; VLSI and VHDL design; power systems and power electronics; image processing; and the Global Positioning System, supported by an annual research budget of over $1 million from government and industry sources.

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