Welcome to the home page of electrical and computer engineering at Texas A&M University. Almost any technology that distinguishes the 20th and 21st centuries from previous history has the imprint of electrical & computer engineering - electric power, radio, television, radar, satellite communication, global positioning system, medical diagnostic and procedure systems, sophisticated domestic appliances, cell phones, computers and sophisticated sensors and control systems used in under water, space exploration and national security. Electrical engineering has indeed advanced national and global prosperity by research, development and application of electrical and information technologies and sciences for the benefit of humanity and has helped create the global village. By choosing electrical or computer engineering our graduates embark on an exciting and productive career and help in shaping a better future for mankind.
As a major department with an enrollment of about 1000 undergraduate, 220 PhD and 140 MS students pursuing degrees in electrical and computer engineering, our mission is threefold:
With a high quality student body and outstanding faculty, the department is well poised to achieve its mission of excellence in all three areas. Currently we have 65 tenured/tenure track faculty and we are expected to grow to more than 70 tenured/tenure-track faculty strength in the next four years. Some indicators of our faculty recognition include 18 IEEE Fellows, two members of the National Academy of Engineering, one recipient of the Presidential Young Investigator (PYI) award, six recipients of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Career Award, one recipient of the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Award, one recipient of Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) young investigator award, editorships of major journals and national level awards. We have the unique honor that one of our former faculty members* (1978-1984), Jack Kilby, received the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physics.
Because of our faculty size and emphasis on quality, we can provide unmatched diversity and richness of educational and research experience. Students can choose from eight focus areas of research and education:
As boundaries across disciplines become fuzzy, many of our faculty members work across these focus areas and across departments, providing opportunities for students to experience interdisciplinary research and education. We also have several faculty members from other departments who hold joint appointments and actively participate with us and further enrich the intellectual landscape of our research and educational endeavors.
We invite you to browse the helpful information here on the web and learn about our high quality educational and research programs, outstanding faculty, students and staff. I hope you find the tour of our site on the Web informative and useful. If you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.