University of California, Riverside

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Message from the Chair

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has 24 faculty members: 9 IEEE Fellows, 7 AAAS Fellows, 8 NSF Career Awardees, 3 ARO or ONR Young Investigator Awardees, 1 OSA and 1 APS Fellow. In 2014, three professors are 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 and Robotics,
  • Computer Engineering, Integrated Circuits,
  • VLSI System Design,
  • Intelligent Systems,
  • Nanoscale Materials and Devices, and
  • Engergy 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


Using Sand to Improve Battery Performance

July 17, 2014 | Full Article

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering have created a lithium ion battery that outperforms the current industry standard by three times. The key material: sand. Yes, sand. “This is the holy....Read More



ECE Student Mahesh Neupane Wins Prize for 2D Material Research at the AAAS Pacific Division Conference

July 10, 2014 | Full Article

Mahesh R. Neupane presented his research work titled  “Effect of Misorientation on the Electronic Properties of vdW Materials” at the 95th AAAS Pacific Division Conference held on June 16-20, 2014 at the University of California,....Read More



Silly Putty Material Inspires Better Batteries

May 15, 2014 | Full Article

Using a material found in Silly Putty and surgical tubing, a group of researchers at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering have developed a new way to make lithium-ion batteries that will last three times longer between....Read More



Professor Balandin elected Fellow of MRS

February 24, 2014 | Full Article

Alexander A. Balandin, a professor of electrical engineering at the University of California, Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering, has been elected a Fellow of the Materials Research Society (MRS). He is the first fellow from UC Riverside. The....Read More



Computational Microscopy, Sensing and Diagnostics

December 13, 2013 | Full Article

My research focuses on the use of computation/algorithms to create new optical microscopy, sensing, and diagnostic  techniques, significantly improving existing tools for probing micro- and nano-objects while also simplifying the designs of these....Read More



Alexander Balandin receives MRS Medal for 2013

October 14, 2013 | Full Article

Materials Research Society (MRS) has announced that Professor Alexander A. Balandin will receive the 2013 MRS Medal for his graphene-related research.  The MRS Medal is awarded annually by the Materials Research Society for a specific outstanding....Read More



Balandin Receives UC Proof-of-Concept Grant to Develop Graphene Thermal Interface Materials

October 14, 2013 | Full Article

Dr. Alexander A. Balandin, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Founding Chair of Materials Science and Engineering received $145,000 grant from the University of California Proof-of-Concept (POC) Program to develop thermal interface materials with....Read More



EE Faculty Receive NSF Grant from National Robotics Initiative

September 4, 2013 | Full Article

Three EE faculty, Roy-Chowdhury (PI), Farrell and Mourikis, are principal investigators on a new grant from the National Science Foundation. The project, titled “Multirobot-Human Coordination for Visual Scene Understanding”, will be funded....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