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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Chair's message

Carmiña Londoño

Welcome to the Tufts University School of Engineering's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. We are a community of about 120 undergraduate students, 60 graduate students, and 20 faculty and staff members actively engaged in education and research covering the full spectrum of disciplines related to the electrical sciences and computer engineering. From nanoelectronics to microplasma sensors, wireless communications systems and smart grids to solar cells; environmental imaging to robotics; it's happening here.

Tufts offers ABET-accredited bachelor's degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering, a degree in Data Science, and a non-accredited Engineering bachelor's degree. With fewer than 40 students per graduating class, extensive faculty-student interaction is the norm both in and out of the classroom. Tufts ECE provides much more than just an engineering education. ECE professors regularly engage our undergraduates in cutting-edge research or find time to talk at gatherings such as our holiday party or end-of-the-year pizza and bowling outing. As a part of a premier liberal arts institution, ECE students have the opportunity to explore and develop their full range of interests. Our undergraduates regularly minor in fields as diverse as international relations, romance languages, dance, or psychology, with more than a few students pursuing second degrees in engineering and beyond. In addition, students experience their Tufts education against that backdrop of the city of Boston. With its long history, extensive cultural offerings and more than 100 institutions of higher learning in the greater metro area, Boston provides a truly unique college experience.

For those interested in graduate school, our M.S. and Ph.D. programs accommodate students looking for a full-time experience, as well as those seeking to complete their studies on a part-time basis. The department offers graduate and certificate programs in Computer Engineering, Data Science, Electrical Engineering, Human-Robot Interaction, and Materials Science and Engineering.

The faculty in the ECE department are internationally recognized for their research. As junior faculty, nine of our professors were awarded prestigious early career grants from the National Science Foundation. Two of these nine NSF awardees have also received equally significant young investigator awards from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the Office of Naval Research. Finally, four of our seven Full Professors have achieved the rank of Fellow of our professional society, the IEEE, a "distinction reserved for select IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade elevation."

With vibrant research programs exploring fields from power aware computing, nano- and opto-electronics and photonics to information theory, robotics, and control systems, there is certainly someone in ECE whose interests match yours. Our faculty members work with our colleagues in the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences, and.collaborate across departments in the School of Engineering, focusing on strategic research areas of engineering for sustainability, engineering for health, and the interactions between technology and people. As an institution, the Tufts culture also actively embraces service to the larger public. Thus, the scientific advances made by our faculty and students have practical impact in problem areas including environmental sustainability, energy independence, disease diagnosis and treatment, pharmaceutical research and development, as well as national security.

If you have come to this page as an alum of our program, or just out of curiosity to see what's up, I hope that this brief introduction has convinced you that these are exciting times for the Tufts' ECE department. Each new year brings with it new classes of undergraduates and graduate students whose abilities and interests never cease to amaze me. Coupled with a group of faculty dedicated to education in all its forms, I can think of no place I would rather be than right here. Please, browse the information on our site to learn more about our activities. When you are done, if you have any questions or want to become involved, do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to finding a way for us to work together.

Sincerely,

Eric Miller
Professor and Chair
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Tufts University
Halligan Hall
161 College Ave
Medford MA 02155

tel: 617.627.0835

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