UH Electrical and Computer Engineering

We go beyond electrical devices and electronics and are advancing our society in imaging, communication technologies, computer and information systems, power and energy systems, control systems and electromagnetics. Our academic programs aim to excite about the endless possibilities for electrical engineers. Be part of UH ECE.

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Research Excellence

Devices and Materials
Highly interdisciplinary and revolutionizing electronics and materials for a sustainable society, our department research in this domain spans...
Imaging and Signal Processing
Signal and image processing in our department includes theoretical and practical algorithm development, and hardware designs to convert signals,...
Data, Computing and Computer Systems
From data to hardware and software and computer systems including supercomputers, servers, desktop computers, notebooks, handhelds, and quantum...
Photonics, Plasmonics, Electromagnetics and Optoelectronics
Research in this domain in our Department covers semiconductor optoelectronics, lasers, photonics, multispectral optical sensing and Imaging, optical...
Sensors and Bioengineering
Whether envisioning medical sensors or designing robots or swarms, faculty in ECE research these technologies for land, air, and water and within and...
Power and Energy Systems
Research on the storage, production, distribution, and use of electric energy and energy storage systems conducted in our department will transform...

Research Breakthroughs

Badri Roysam, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen University Professor and Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and his team are working with the NIH to develop open-source tools that will treat concussions and other brain injuries and diseases.

Though 40 million concussions are recorded annually, no effective treatment exists for them or for many other brain-related illnesses. In collaboration with Dragan Maric of the National Institutes of Health, Badri Roysam, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen University Professor and Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and his team are working to speed up drug development to treat brain diseases and injuries like concussion by developing new tools. 

Focusing on the Unhealthy Brain to Speed Drug Discovery
A clinical trial found that stroke survivors gained clinically significant arm movement and control by using an external robotic device powered by the patients’ own brains.
Clinical Trial Suggests Brain-Machine Interface Coupled with Robot Offers Increased Benefits for Stroke Survivors

Stroke survivors who had ceased to benefit from conventional rehabilitation gained clinically significant arm movement and control by using an external robotic device powered by the patients’ own brains.

Tapping the Brain to Boost Stroke Rehabilitation
Xiaonan Shan, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, said the discovery offers promise for energy storage and other applications, including electric vehicles.

Lithium-ion batteries are critical for modern life, from powering our laptops and cell phones to those new holiday toys. But there is a safety risk – the batteries can catch fire.

Zinc-based aqueous batteries avoid the fire hazard by using a water-based electrolyte instead of the conventional chemical solvent. However, uncontrolled dendrite growth limits their ability to provide the high performance and long life needed for practical applications.

A Safer, Less Expensive and Fast Charging Aqueous Battery

Faculty Accolades

Manuel Cestari, Jose Contreras-Vidal and David Eguren work on the construction of a pediatric exoskeleton for brain-computer interfaced mobility.

An invention from University of Houston researchers to help children with walking disabilities has won the Southwest National Pediatric Device Innovation Consortium’s Pediatric Device Prize at this year’s South by Southwest. 

P-LEGS takes home pediatric honor from SWPDC, SXSW
Dr. Donald R. Wilton, a professor emeritus of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering, has been elected to the 2021 Class of the National Academy of Engineering.

Dr. Donald R. Wilton, a professor emeritus of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering, has added another impressive honor to his career of distinction with his election to the 2021 Class of the National Academy of Engineering.

ECE professor emeritus elected to NAE
Hien Nguyen, Jeffrey Rimer and Gangbing Song have been elected to the NAI Senior Member Class of 2021

Hien Nguyen, Jeffrey Rimer and Gangbing Song Elected to Senior Member Class of 2021

 

Three University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering researchers have been named Senior Members of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) for 2021.

Three UH Engineers Named to National Academy of Inventors

Student Success

Austin Dodge, a December 2017 graduate of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, is now working at Weiler on industrial labeling of new COVID-19 vaccine labels.

A graduate of the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering is a member of the team at Weiler Labeling Systems providing customized labels for the new COVID-19 vaccine labels.

Austin Dodge, a December 2017 graduate of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, said this sort of work was what she had in mind when she graduated.

UH alum helping with vaccine labeling project
Ankur Agrawal.

The American Society of Indian Engineers and Architects (ASIE) has awarded five scholarships for 2020 to students attending the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering. Each student received a monetary award, ranging from $1,000 to $2,000, to further their studies.

ASIE Scholarship Winners 2020

5 Cullen College students honored by ASIE
Dr. Rose Faghih and her doctoral student,  Dilranjan Wickramasuriya.

Dr. Rose Faghih of the Cullen College of Engineering has been spotlighted as a featured author by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Xplore homepage for the month of August.

Computational Medicine Lab’s Research Featured by IEEE Xplore

ECE Graduate Programs

UH Cullen College of Engineering offers an M.S. degree (thesis and non-thesis) and a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering, as well as a M.S. degree in computer & systems engineering. UH Cullen College of Engineering also offers two Graduate Certificate programs in Power and Energy Systems.

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

Graduate Programs for (Busy) Working Professionals

Investing in a graduate degree provides you with the advanced knowledge and credibility you need to get ahead in today’s competitive workplace.

Featured Research Video

Magnetic Induction Remotely Operated Vehicles for Subsea Collision Avoidance
Dr. Aaron Becker's Robotic Swarm Control Lab at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering tests subsea ROV transmission and receiving technology at NASA's Neutral Buoyancy Lab. Research is supported by the Subsea Systems Institute at the University of Houston.

Earn your master's degree in Electrical Engineering — Power and Energy Systems (M.S.E.E.) online Attain technical and business expertise needed to meet the increased industry demand for highly skilled professionals.

ECE Speaker Series

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Nano Speaker Series

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Faculty Openings

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INDUSTRY ADVISORY BOARD The ECE Industry Advisory Board brings together leaders in industry, government and academia with UH ECE faculty and students in order to enhance the overall academic and research experience of UH ECE students and to aid the ECE Department in achieving its mission to educate the next-generation of global, world-class engineers.

Makerspace The Makerspace offers a unique opportunity for students to collaborate, create, and learn, providing tools and support for anyone working on projects, making objects, or building electronic devices.

Electrical & Computer Engineering Courses

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Graduate Research Conference

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Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers

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UH Solar panel Array UH ECE students will be using this solar panel for educational and research purposes.
(The Solar Array at UH was donated by the Green Mountain Energy Company.)

Fast Facts

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