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Department of Electrical Engineering and Computing Systems

The department of Electrical Engineering and Computing Systems at University of Cincinnati offers BS, MS, and PhD degrees in electrical engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering technology, and computer science.
  • Training the next generation of students in Electrical Engineering and Computing Systems.


    Our graduates are advancing the fields of biomedicine, renewable energy, intelligent systems, nanotechnology, and more. EECS offers degrees in computer and electrical engineering and engineering technology.

  • Our award-winning educators help students succeed.


    Our professors have earned a large number of awards for excellence in teaching. EECS has over 35 faculty members committed to excellence and fostering the next generation of innovative and entrepreneurial engineers.

  • Gain real-world experience while you get your degree.


    Our students alternate semesters of classes with semesters of paid professional work. EECS students earn an average of $60,000 during their co-op experiences and usually receive job offers from their co-op employers upon graduation.

  • Join us in creating the future today.


    EECS faculty are constantly working on the cutting-edge of science and patenting new technologies. They put their knowledge and experience to use daily in laboratories, industry, the field.and most their dedication to helping every student succeed.

  • Network and socialize with other future technology leaders.


    Student organizations can help EECS students enhance leadership and communication skills, develop and enhance social skills, and provide valuable networking opportunities.

  • Learn and work in our high-tech facilities.


    EECS has excellent research laboratories and teaching facilities with state-of-the-art equipment. Our faculty are dedicated to graduating professionals with the knowledge, skills, and character to revolutionize medicine, communications, entertainment, business, and more.


Kaitlin Burnam is the recipient of a Full-Scholarship Cincinnatus Presidential Award! She is a National Merit Commended student who is majoring in computer engineering.

Adam Lennartz is the recipient of a 2013 International Society of Automation Education Foundation Scholarship in the amount of $5,000.00!

Ramesh Nair (EECS MS student with Ranga Vemuri) was selected to the Steering Committee of the 2013 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (Silicon Valley, Oct 20-23, 2013).

Ph.D. students Alex and Philip Shultz, and their advisor Jason Heikenfeld, have signed a UCRI agreement that brings a major industry initiative in desalination to UC:

K. Gunasekera, S. Chakraborty and S. Ravindren, students of Punit Boolchand, contributed 4 papers at the highly regarded American Physical Society meeting (March 2013, Baltimore).

More Student Achievements...


$3 Million Donation Establishes Scholarship Program for University of Cincinnati Engineering Students. Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor in the form of a $3 million gift, the Cincinnati College of Engineering and Applied Science has established the Mantei/Mae Award scholarship program for undergraduate students in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computing Systems.

EECS Professors Heikenfeld and Steckl Rank in Ohio's Top 25 STEM Professors. Doctor Jason Heikenfeld and Doctor Andrew J. Steckl are now ranked in Ohio's Top 25 STEM Professors.

Professor Jason Heikenfeld Named to National Academy of Inventors  Election to NAI Fellow status is a high professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society.


Congratulations to Dr. Marc Cahay for being recognized as a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

Tony Seta, Senior Grant Administrator for EECS won the 2013 Staff Award for Outstanding Performance & Excellence.

Dr. Jason Heikenfeld and partners received an NSF grant for a proposal that received the highest panel rating of 'Excellent."

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Professor Matthieu Micoulaut of the Universite Pierre et Marie Curie has been awarded a William J. Fullbright Fellowship for a visiting in EECS. He will be working on "Topological models of glassy networks" with our Professor Boolchand. Dr. Micoulaut is a full time member of the faculty of Laboratoire de Physique Theorique de la Matiere Condensee at Universite Pierre et Marie Curie. Paris, France.

Arthur Helmicki and Victor Hunt have recently finished a research project for the City of Cincinnati to conduct truckload testing and evaluation of the Fort Washing Way bridge #29, which consists of three eastbound ramps leading to northbound I-71, eastbound US-50, and down to Pete Rose Way (just north of the Great American Ball Park). This project follows their past success with similar testing of other parts of Fort Washington Way over the past decade.

Jason Heikenfeld's startup company, Gamma Dynamics, is the recipient of the 2013 Frost & Sullivan Technology Innovation Leadership Award. This prestigious recognition is based on an extensive and independent competitive analysis of the market for e-paper displays.

Jason Heikenfeld comments in a BBC story on liquid metal technology:

Anca Ralescu presented a paper on Hopfield Neural Network for the perception and recognition of odors, at IJCNN 2013, held in Dallas.

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