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WPI's Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department, located in the historical Atwater Kent Laboratories, is a community of world-class faculty and students conducting research on diverse subjects including machine learning, cryptography and information security, signal processing, autonomous vehicles, smart health, prosthetic control, analog and digital microelectronics, and wireless information networks. We have a strong tradition of making significant contributions to science and engineering, ranging from the invention of the negative feedback amplifier to laying the foundations of the first wireless local area networks.

Through our innovative Theory and Practice curriculum, hands-on laboratories, and project-based learning, the ECE Department continuously strives to develop the next generation of engineers who will develop new technologies and seek creative solutions to society’s most pressing problems. We pride ourselves on our culture of creative scholarship; faculty, students, and staff work closely together and encourage each other through challenges both in the classroom and in life.

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(Left to right) Noah Parker, Noah Budris and Daniel Pelaez (Photo taken earlier in 2019-2020 Academic Year) alt
(Left to right) Noah Parker, Noah Budris and Daniel Pelaez (Photo taken earlier in 2019-2020 Academic Year)
June 11, 2020

Media Coverage

Alex Wyglinski, professor of electrical and computer engineering, and robotics engineering, wrote a piece for the Hartford Courant on how critical 5G technology is to helping people whose work depends on the internet do their jobs better, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Medical Design Briefs highlighted Ulkuhan Guler, assistant professor of electrical & computer engineering, in a Q&A​. Guler answered questions about what drew her to engineering, and what advice she would recommend to other women considering the field. ​

WPI Professor Teaming with Experts to Develop Wireless Sensors for New Prosthetics Device

Wireless Sensors for a New Prosthetics Device

Professor Ted Clancy, a local prosthetics company, and an occupational therapist with limb absence have teamed up to develop wireless sensors to improve the performance of prosthetics for individuals with upper limb amputations. “This wireless sensor technology will have a major impact for individuals with limb absence and allow them to control their hand and wrist prostheses,” said Clancy, professor of electrical and computer engineering.

Turning a Regular Car into an Autonomous Vehicle

Driving Straight into an Autonomous Future

With self-driving cars promising to become part of our everyday lives, one MQP team took on the challenge of retrofitting a traditional vehicle to become a self-driving automobile. Under the supervision of ECE professor Alex Wyglinski, team members built a modular platform, using LIDAR, which uses lasers and sensors to measure distance, ultrasonic sensors, motors, and a high-performance computing module that can make any ground vehicle drive autonomously. 

Meet Our Students

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Jiayi J.

Senior, BS in Electrical & Computer Engineering

For Jiayi, WPI’s project based learning has allowed her to have unique, hands-on experiences that may not have been possible at other institutions

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Chloe A.

Senior, BS in Electrical & Computer Engineering

WPI has not only provided Chloe with life-changing, hands-on experiences, but it also helped her to grow and find her own voice in her field.

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Mona E.

Senior, BS in Electrical & Computer Engineering

WPI has provided Mona with a life-long support system and invaluable hands-on experiences that has paved the way for her bright future.