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School of Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Electrical and computer engineering is central to most all areas defining the modern world; from robotics and biomedicine to advanced energy systems, wireless communications technologies, and next generation sensing methods. The department is dedicated to a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach to education and research for all our students, faculty, and staff. 

Computer Engineering (B.S., M.S., cert.)

Design and analysis are key components of the Computer Engineering program. As students advance, they move into circuit analysis and design, digital design, computer programming, data structures, microprocessor design, and computer organization. With this strong knowledge base students are able to take advanced classes across the disciplines of computer engineering, electrical engineering, and computer science for example: VLSI design, computer networks, computer architecture, and image processing.

Electrical Engineering (B.S., M.S., Ph.D.)

We develop the image processing and computer vision methods along with the computational systems that allow these machines to navigate their environment as well as the speech and natural language processing techniques required for robots to interact with people. Here at Tufts, design and analysis are key components of our program. Students may study a wide variety of topics including electric machines, semiconductor integrated circuits, VLSI design, biomedical engineering, microwaves and telecommunications, antennas and antenna systems, optical electronics, lasers, Fourier optics, fiber optics, digital image processing, semiconductor and optoelectronics materials, signal processing, switching circuit design, computer architecture, parallel processing, computer systems, and multimedia arts.

Bioengineering - Signals and Systems (M.S.)

The Signal and Systems track of the Bioengineering M.S. program educates biotechnology engineers in analysis and processing of signals with an emphasis on biomedical image processing and image formation; and design, control and synthesis of systems for biotechnology (e.g. development of miniaturized devices, circuits and systems, controller design for bioreactors).

Human-Robot Interaction (Ph.D., M.S.)

The Human-Robot Interaction Ph.D. program is interdisciplinary and seeks to understand and improve all aspects of interactions between humans and robots. The program draws on expertise from computer science and mechanical and electrical engineering, as well as psychology, philosophy, anthropology, and legal fields, among various others.

Materials Science and Engineering (Ph.D.)

Materials scientists study how the history of a material influences its structure and properties, advancing understanding in research areas that include metallurgy, solid-state physics, and biomaterials. The interdisciplinary Materials Science and Engineering Ph.D. program offers graduate students a wide array of opportunities to study and develop materials that will change the world.

Microwave and Wireless Engineering (cert.)

With the availability of relatively inexpensive microwave components and improved digital communications, commercial opportunities in the microwave and wireless engineering industry have few limits. Radar, satellite, wireless radio and optical communication, and collision avoidance radar are just a few areas which utilize microwave technology. To develop faster computer circuits, computer hardware researchers and designers need to know more about microwave engineering concepts. As engineers explore low microwave frequencies and even lower radio frequencies, this technology will be applied to cable, broadcast, television, medical, and other commercial uses.