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 at Riverside. Having conferred our first undergraduate degrees in 1994, ECE Department will graduate its 25th class in 2018. Although a young department, ECE has grown to house more than 300 electrical and 250 computer engineering undergraduates, as well as about 200 graduate students - the second largest graduate program on the campus. In the latest performance-based NRC S-rankings, our department received an average S-rank of 24 among all ECE Departments nationwide.


Latest NEWS


Amit Roy-Chowdhury Elected IAPR Fellow

December 10, 2016 | Full Article

ECE Professor Amit Roy-Chowdhury has been elected to the rank of Fellow of the International Association for Pattern Recognition for “contributions to collaborative sensing and distributed processing in camera networks, with applications in tracking,....Read More



SHINES center Workshop at UCR's Palm Desert Facility

December 7, 2016 | Full Article

With support from the Vice Chancellor for Research, UCR Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) on Spins and Heat in Nanoscale Electronic Systems (SHINES) will hold a workshop at UCR’s Palm Desert Center on January 12-13, 2017. The workshop will....Read More



Wei Ren receives Honored Alumnus Award from BYU ECE Department

December 6, 2016 | Full Article

  Professor Wei Ren was recognized as the Honored Alumnus for the 2016-2017 academic year in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Brigham Young University. This award has been instituted to recognize department alumni who have....Read More



UCR Researchers Demonstrate Acoustic Phonon Confinement Effects - Nature Communications Report

November 18, 2016 | Full Article

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( — Controlling the flow of heat through semiconductor materials is an important challenge in developing smaller and faster computer chips, high-performance solar panels, and better lasers and biomedical devices. For....Read More



UC Riverside Awarded $3.2 Million to Develop Innovative Smart Buses

November 17, 2016 | Full Article

Research team will develop new technologies that decrease energy consumption of transit buses through connectivity and automation RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( — Matthew Barth, a professor of engineering in UC Riverside’s Bourns College....Read More



Barth Receives IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Outstanding Research Award

November 17, 2016 | Full Article

The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Intelligent Transportation System Society recently awarded CE-CERT Director and Professor Matthew Barth with its 2016 Outstanding Research Award. The IEEE ITS society confers annually the Outstanding....Read More



UCR Team Wins at ClimateLaunchpad

October 28, 2016 | Full Article

A material created by two UCR engineers won second place overall and the “audience favorite” award at the 2016 ClimateLaunchpad competition, held by Climate-KIC, a European public-private innovation partnership focused on climate change.....Read More



From Ancient Fossils to Future Cars

October 24, 2016 | Full Article

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( — UC Riverside engineers are developing cheap, energy-efficient lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles from silicon in diatomaceous earth. Professors Cengiz and Mihri Ozkan, at the University of California,....Read More


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General Campus Information

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

Department Information

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

Tel: (951) 827-2484
Fax: (951) 827-2425
E-mail: E-mail/Questions