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

Yan Yao, Ph.D., is a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering.

Only 2 percent of vehicles are electrified to date, but that is projected to reach 30 percent by 2030. A key toward improving the commercialization of electric vehicles (EVs) is to heighten their gravimetric energy density – measured in watt hours per kilogram – using safer, easily recyclable materials that are abundant.

Altered Microstructure Improves Organic-Based, Solid State Lithium EV Battery
A new paper from Rose Faghih, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Director of the Computational Medicine Laboratory, and her doctoral student Rafiul Amin describes how they have developed a novel inference engine to obtain brain information from raw electrodermal activity (EDA) recordings, eradicating previous challenges from earlier methods.

A new paper from Rose Faghih, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Director of the Computational Medicine Laboratory, and her doctoral student Rafiul Amin describes how they have developed a novel inference engine to obtain brain information from raw electrodermal activity (EDA) recordings, eradicating previous challenges from earlier methods.   

New research method from Faghih, Amin allows more reliable brain information inference using...

Cullen College of Engineering professor Stanko R. Brankovic, Ph.D., of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, is the corresponding author for a new, multi-department perspective paper on potential advancements in catalyst synthesis.

Stanko leads multi-department research into synthesis via SLRR reaction

Faculty Accolades

Wei-Chuan Shih, professor of computer and electrical engineering, has been awarded $2.7 million from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering to detect cancer biomarkers in blood by counting exosomes.

University of Houston engineering researcher Wei-Chuan Shih has been awarded $2.7 million from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering to detect cancer biomarkers in blood by counting exosomes.

Shih Receives $2.7M to Develop Cancer Test with ‘Unprecedented Early Detection Power’

An aviation industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience at General Electric and 80 patents to his name will be joining the Cullen College of Engineering's Computer and Electrical Engineering Department as a Distinguished Adjunct Professor, to teach a new generation of students.

Huang's industrial expertise joining Cullen College of Engineering
Stanko R. Brankovic, Ph.D., a professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering departments of the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering, has been selected as a Fellow of the Class of 2021 for the Electrochemical Society (ECS).

Stanko R. Brankovic, Ph.D., a professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering departments of the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering, has been selected as a Fellow of the Class of 2021 for the Electrochemical Society (ECS).

Brankovic named fellow of Electrochemical Society

Student Success

Yan Yao, Ph.D., is a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering.

Only 2 percent of vehicles are electrified to date, but that is projected to reach 30 percent by 2030. A key toward improving the commercialization of electric vehicles (EVs) is to heighten their gravimetric energy density – measured in watt hours per kilogram – using safer, easily recyclable materials that are abundant.

Altered Microstructure Improves Organic-Based, Solid State Lithium EV Battery
Rafiul Amin (left), Ph.D. graduate Dilranjan Wickramasuriya (left center) and Hamid Fekri Azgomi (right) speak with Rose Faghih (right center) about the MINDWATCH project. Amin and Fekri Azgomi gave a presentation on the research for the National Science Foundation's Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) Principal Investigators' meetings from June 2 through June 4 in 2021.

A pair of Cullen College of Engineering students are among 21 nationwide that gave live presentations at the National Science Foundation's Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) Principal Investigators' meetings from June 2 through June 4.   

ECE students Fekri Azgomi, Amin among 21 students presenting at national meeting
Cullen College of Engineering TrueStep Capstone team members Arnold Emeh, Rukaiya Batliwala, Anthony Pham and Tanvi Parikh won two awards at the 2021 Excellence in Senior Design Competition at the University of Texas at Dallas.

A four-person team of students at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering has won a pair of awards for their project – a soft robotics exoskeleton – after presenting at the Excellence in Senior Design competition, held virtually by the University of Texas at Dallas on May 21. 

Student project TrueStep takes 1st at design competition

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.

Upcoming Lunch and Learn Seminars

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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.)

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