University of California, Riverside

Department of Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Message from the Chair

The EE department was founded in the early 1990s and has grown rapidly in size and stature. The Department of Electrical 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, and VLSI System Design, Intelligent Systems, and Nanoscale Materials and Devices.The related research funding, approximately $550k per faculty in contract & grant research expenditures in FY 11/12, provides many funded research positions for graduate and undergraduate students.   More

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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



Ren receives an NSF grant for distributed nonlinear multi-agent coordination in asymmetric switching networks

August 9, 2013 | Full Article

EE Professor Wei Ren received a three-year, $397,053 NSF grant titled “Distributed Nonlinear Multi-agent Coordination in Asymmetric Switching Networks: A Sequential Comparison Framework”. The main objective of the proposed research is to derive....Read More



Balandin, Lake and Mulchandani Receive Multi-PI NSF Award for Engineering the Thermal Properties of Graphene

July 29, 2013 | Full Article

National Science Foundation (NSF) funded cooperating research of three BCoE researchers: Dr. Alexander A. Balandin, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Founding Chair of Materials Science and Engineering, Dr. Roger Lake, Professor of Electrical Engineering....Read More



Roy-Chowdhury's Face Recognition Work Featured on PBS

July 19, 2013 | Full Article

EE Professor Amit Roy-Chowdhury is featured on the PBS show Ultimate Tut that offers fresh insights into King Tutankhamun.   Roy-Chowdhury, along with his PhD student Ramya Srinivasan, used facial recognition software to answer the filmmaker's....Read More


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

Department Information

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

Tel: (951) 827-2484
Fax: (951) 827-2425
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