EECS @ the University of Kansas is 34 faculty members dedicated to the education of the next generation of engineers and computer scientists using our state-of-the-art teaching and research laboratories. EECS currently has about 600 undergraduates, 135 M.S., and 65 Ph.D. students. In 2013 EECS had more than $7 Million in research expenditures. Through these EECS newsletters we will keep you up-to-date about our activities and initiatives.

Harnett Selected for NSF Graduate Fellowship to pursue Ph.D. at KU
Lumumba "Lu" Harnett received an NSF graduate fellowship to pursue a Ph.D. in electrical engineering at the University of Kansas School of Engineering. Harnett completed his undergraduate degree at Hampton University and arrived at KU where he received the KU Chancellor’s Doctoral Fellowship in Aug. 2014. Read More

Perrins Receives “Best Paper” award at 2015 International Telemetering Conference
A paper co-authored by Erik Perrins, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, received the “Best Paper” award at the 2015 International Telemetering Conference (ITC), held in Oct. 2015, in Las Vegas. The paper is titled "Maximum Likelihood Detection From Multiple Bit Sources,” and is authored by Perrins and Prof. Michael Rice of BYU. Their work describes an optimal methodology for combining data streams that are harvested from different antennas. This is the seventh ITC award won by KU researchers since 2005. Read More

Petr Named Fulbright Scholar at University of Technology (TU-Graz), Austria for Spring 2016
Dave Petr, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, will be a Visiting Professor in Electrical and Information Engineering at Graz University of Technology (TU-Graz), Austria in Spring 2016 through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. Read More

Rowland Receives ASEE 2015 Meritorious Service Award
James Rowland, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, received the 2015 Meritorious Service Award from the ASEE Electrical and Computer Engineering Division for his extensive service contributions. Read More.

EECS Students Sweep Senior-Level KU Math Prize Competition
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science students finished in the top three spots in the KU’s Mathematics Department 33rd annual Math Prize Competition in April 2015. Cash awards to the winners of this senior-level contest were presented at the Mathematics Department honors banquet April 21. Read More.

Kinnersley Elected to Computing Accreditation Commission
Nancy Kinnersley, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, has been elected to the Computing Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Read More.

Giving to EECS

Ad astra per aspera “To the stars through difficulties” is the motto of the state of Kansas. This motto also describes EECS and our aspirations to build upon our more than 125-year foundation of excellence.  The continued support of our alumni and friends is critical to ensure that our next generation of students has the resources they need. These resources enable the department to produce the best graduates and research possible. Give now to contribute to the success of future generations of EECS students. Give Now

Keep in touch with EECS

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