University of California, Riverside

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Message from the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Riverside. Having graduated our first class in May 1994, in May 2017 ECE@UCR will be graduating our 19th undergraduate class. In the intervening years ECE has grown to house about 300 EE and 250 CEN undergraduates, about 200 graduate students. The 2016 US News ranking for the UCR ECE program was in the top 29% (#55 of 190) among all universities and top 26% (#31 of 121) among all public institution. The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has 30 faculty members: 10 IEEE Fellows, 7 AAAS Fellows, 9 NSF Career Awardees, 3 ARO or ONR Young Investigator Awardees, 1 OSA and 1 APS Fellow. In 2014, three professors were president of their IEEE society. The latest NRC S-Ranking placed the UCR EE department in the top quartile. The faculty research expertise covers:
  • Communications and Signal Processing;
  • Controls, Robotics, and Autonomy;
  • Computer Engineering;
  • Integrated Circuits and VLSI System Design;
  • Intelligent Systems and Machine Intelligence;
  • Nanoscale Materials and Devices; and,
  • Energy and Power Systems.
The related research funding, exceeding $500k per faculty in contract & grant research expenditures, provides many funded research positions for graduate and undergraduate students.    More

Latest Releases


Annual SHINES EFRC Symposium Took Place in Riverside

September 2, 2016 | Full Article

ECE professors, postdoctoral researchers and graduate students participated in the Annual SHINES center Symposium. The SHINES Symposium was held on August 25 - 27, 2016 in UCR Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts in downtown Riverside. The symposium....Read More



Balandin and Lake Report in Nature Nanotechnology Highlighted in Media

September 2, 2016 | Full Article

Graphene has emerged as one of the most promising two-dimensional materials but the future of electronics may include two other nanomaterials, according to a new study in ECE Distinguished Professor Balandin and ECE Professor Lake Groups at the Department....Read More



OZKANs are a global finalist at the Climate Launchpad 2016

August 29, 2016 | Full Article

The Ozkan team at UC Riverside and their collaborators at Eray/Carbajo - an architecture and design studio based in New York, are determined to create global environmental proactivity. Recently, they created a global awareness for a material named....Read More



Professor Wei Ren receives $360K grant from NSF

August 16, 2016 | Full Article

Professor Wei Ren received a three-year $360K grant from National Science Foundation. The grant will fund research on distributed continuous-time optimization, which is of great significance in enabling multiple physical agents to cooperatively achieve....Read More



Professor Nanpeng Yu Receives $1.12 million Grant from CEC

July 27, 2016 | Full Article

Assistant Professor Nanpeng Yu (PI) received from, the California Energy Commission (CEC), a three-year/$1.12 million grant, with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. This grant will fund research in the development of advanced technologies for....Read More



Professors Kassas and Farrell Receive $225K Grant from ONR

June 27, 2016 | Full Article

Professor Zak Kassas (PI) and Professor Jay Farrell (Co-PI) received a three-year $225,000 grant from the Office of Naval Research (ONR). The grant will fund research in unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) navigation. As....Read More



UCR hosted The 14th IFAC Symposium on Large Scale Complex Systems

June 6, 2016 | Full Article

The 14th  International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) Symposium on Large Scale Complex Systems: Theory and Applications (IFAC LSS 2016) is a core triennial event of IFAC Technical Committee on Large Scale Complex Systems. The symposium discussed....Read More



Professor Wei Ren featured in IEEE Control Systems Magazine

June 3, 2016 | Full Article

In June 2016 issue, IEEE Control Systems Magazine interviews a few IEEE Fellows elected in 2016 who are doing research in control systems. Prof. Wei Ren's interview can be found at


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University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Electrical and Computer Engineering
Suite 343 Winston Chung Hall
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521-0429

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Fax: (951) 827-2425
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