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 June 1993, ECE@UCR will be graduating our 25th 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


Prof. Zak Kassas and Ph.D. students Shamaei, Khalife, and Morales win two best paper presentation award in ION GNSS+ 2017

October 17, 2017 | Full Article

Ph.D. students Kimia Shamaei, Joe Khalife, and Joshua Morales and their advisor Prof. Zak Kassas received two Best Paper Presentation Awards at the 2017 Institute of Navigation Global Navigation Satellite....Read More



Three new faculty in autonomous systems join ECE

October 17, 2017 | Full Article

Autonomous and semi-autonomous systems are being increasingly integrated into modern life.  Examples include self-driving cars, aerial robots for law enforcement or environmental monitoring, and personal robots for assisted living, among others. ....Read More



ECE Faculty Receive $1 Million Grant from NSF Smart & Autonomous Systems Program

October 17, 2017 | Full Article

ECE Professor, Amit Roy-Chowdhury, is the PI on a new grant from the Smart and Autonomous Systems program at the NSF. The title of the project Is Autonomous Multi-Robot Visual Monitoring for Urban, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Management. Co-PIs....Read More



Prof. Kassas Receives $350K Grant from NIST

June 8, 2017 | Full Article

Prof. Zak Kassas received a three-year $350,000 grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Prof. Kassas is a Co-PI on this grant with Prof. Andrei Shkel the PI and Prof. Solmaz Kia a....Read More



UCR Awarded $2.1 Million to Enhance Solar Power Integration

May 31, 2017 | Full Article

Dr. Alfredo Martinez-Morales (PI), Associate Professor Hamed Mohsenian-Rad, Dr. Sadrul Ula, and Professor Matthew Barth are awarded a $2.1 Million grant from the California Energy Commission to fund research on enhancing integration of solar generation....Read More



Professors Nanpeng Yu and Daniel Wong Receive $1.8 Million to improve energy efficiency and enable demand response for data centers

May 23, 2017 | Full Article

Assistant Professors Nanpeng Yu (PI) and Daniel Wong (Co-PI) received a four-year $1.8 Million research grant from the California Energy Commission. This grant will fund research in improving energy efficiency and enable demand response for data centers....Read More



Prof. Kassas Featured in IEEE Signal Processing Magazine

May 1, 2017 | Full Article

The May 2017 issue of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine featured an interview with Prof. Zak Kassas on new directions in navigation and positioning and how signal processing-enabled technologies are playing a key role....Read More



Ozkan Research Group Develops Process for Waste Glass Bottle Li-ion Batteries

April 26, 2017 | Full Article

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering have used waste glass bottles and a low-cost chemical process to create nanosilicon anodes for high-performance lithium-ion batteries. The batteries....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