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We are delighted that you have stopped by. Please take time to explore our website and learn more about us. Ours is a top-tier educational and research department on one of the most dynamic and exciting campuses in the country. We have much to offer to prospective students and their families, to potential collaborators, and to sponsors and funding agencies. We are also fortunate to be situated in the Capital Region of New York State, surrounded by beautiful mountains, lakes, sporting events, and outdoor and cultural activities.
Engineering can be described as “Science in Service to Society.” Nowhere is that more evident than in Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering. Electrical, computer, and systems engineers have long been at the forefront of new discoveries and their integration into advanced design and engineering methodologies. The impact of electrical, computer, and systems engineers on society can be seen in areas as diverse as medicine and medical technology, communications, environmental monitoring, energy sources and systems, entertainment and gaming, advanced transportation systems, and more – even the very Internet you’re using to retrieve this document, the computer you’re reading it on, and the electricity that powers it all. Inventions in areas such as integrated electronics and optical devices stimulate innovations in computers, control, and communications. New systems theory and mathematical techniques are then needed for analysis and design.
Addressing perhaps the broadest of scientific disciplines, Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering (ECSE) rests on a wide range of scientific fundamentals and therefore offers numerous advantages for undergraduate and graduate study. Among them is the ability to attack the many facets of modern problems of social relevance that cut across disciplinary lines. The flexibility for students to embark on individually tailored programs and for the department to launch new areas of research is a hallmark of ECSE. Read More
Ms. Sneha Banerjee Receives The William E. Spicer - Thomas N. Casselman Award for Best Paper
Sneha Banerjee received The William E. Spicer - Thomas N. Casselman Award for the best paper at the 33rd US Workshop on the Physics and Chemistry of II-VI materials held in Baltimore, MD from October 20-23, 2014. Her paper was titled "A Novel Method to Obtain Higher Deposition Rate of CdTe by LPVCD for the Surface Passivation of IR Detectors".
Each year, one award is given that includes a plaque, $500 cash and a set of text books. Her advisor is Professor Ishwara Bhat.
Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Cites Work by ECSE Professor E. Fred Schubert in Background Materials for 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics
The work of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Professor E. Fred Schubert was cited by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences earlier this month, when the group announced the winners of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics.
The prize went to the three inventors of the blue light-emitting diode (LED). To explain the science and significance of blue LEDs, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences prepared and published a “Scientific Background” article and a “Popular Science Background” article. Both articles reference work by Schubert.
Professor & Department Head Kim Boyer Delivers Jefferson Science Fellow Distinguished Lecture at Kansas State University"
Sponsored by Kansas State University's Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Kim Boyer delivered the second Jefferson Science Fellow Distinguished Lecture of the semester at Kansas St. Univ. on October 16. In the lecture titled "Sensing Occupancy Patterns in Smart Lighting with Some Connections to Public Policy", Boyer discussed the connections between engineering and public policy as well as the effect of innovation on economic growth.
Professor Richard Radke featured in ASEE Prism Magazine article entitled "20 Under 40"
ECSE Professor Richard Radke is featured in the September 2014 issue of ASEE Prism Magazine in an article entitled "20 Under 40" about the most influential young engineering faculty in the country.
Professor Mona Hella Awarded a Fulbright Fellowship
Work by Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering faculty member in advanced energy scavenging techniques has implication for worldwide healthcare delivery.
As a Fulbright Scholar at Khalifa University of Science, Technology, and Research in the United Arab Emirates, ECSE Associate Professor Mona Hella will explore a nascent area in the field of energy scavenging from the environment: Silicon integration and complete eco-system realization using a variety of energy harvesting techniques. The fully integrated system will extract ambient energy from vibration, radio signals, light, and other sources in its environment to power wireless, networked sensors having a range of potential applications. Read More
Professor Joe H. Chow recognized with the Charles Concordia Power System Engineering Award from the IEEE Power and Energy Society
The IEEE Power and Engineering Society's Charles Concordia Power System Engineering Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the area of power system engineering. According to the National Academy of Engineering, electrification represents the single most important engineering accomplishment of the 20th century. In particular, the development of high-voltage power systems around the world form a significant part of this accomplishment. Read more
3 ECSE Department Alumni Receive the National Medal of Technology and Innovation
The National Medal of Technology and Innovation is the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on scientists, engineers, and inventors. Dr. B. Jayant Baliga '74, Steve Sasson '72, and Dr. Marcian E. "Ted" Hoff, Jr. '58... Read more
News and Events
|Mercer Distinguished Lectures|
|All lectures in DCC-337|
|9/10/2014||Wayne Burleson - VLSI Circuit Design|
|9/24/2014||Douglas Mercer - Analog Circuit Design|
|10/08/2014||Kim Boyer - Sensing Occupancy Patterns in Smart Lighting With Some Connections To Public Policy|
|10/22/2014||Bob Karlicek - Smart Lighting ERC|
|11/05/2014||Tak Ning - Next Generation Electronics|
|11/19/2014||Jim Kurose - Computer Networks|
|12/03/2014||Rajendra Dahal - Efficient Neutron Detectors|
|2/04/2015||Barb Cutler - Cmptr. Graphics/Visualization|
|2/18/2015||George Pappas - Control/Embedded Syst.|
|3/11/2015||Vincent Poor - Comm. Theory & Syst.|
|3/18/2015||Leo Schowalter - AlN Xtal/UVC LEDs|
|4/08/2015||Vincent Meunier - Quantum Transport/Devices|
|4/22/2015||Mukta Farooq - 3D Chip Stacking|
|5/06/2015||Chris Carothers - Cntr. Computational Innovations|