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.

KU EECS Hosts Cyberdefense Competition with Soldiers from Fort Riley First Infantry Division
Cyber Blitz, a cyberdefense competition, was hosted by KU EECS April 30-May 1. The event in Eaton Hall involved 15 soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division (Big Red 1) at Fort  Riley, Kansas, plus 10 EECS students from the JayHackers group.
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EECS Launches Two New Engineering Certificates at KU’s Edwards Campus
To provide a fast way for students to gain advanced knowledge in Information Security and Assurance (ISA) and Software Engineering and Management (SE), EECS has introduced new ISA and SE certificate programs at the KU Edwards Campus. Read More

EECS Capstone Design Students Form Mobile App Start-up Company
Two EECS seniors, who met in a computer science capstone class, created a startup business this year to address the need for a broker between independent developers and companies looking for app development. Read More

EECS Pioneers Innovations in the Teaching of High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing
Using cloud resources, EECS students are learning about High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing in the Advanced Computer Architecture course. Read More.

Advanced Computer Architecture Class, Spring 2016
From left to right:Waqar Ali, Prasanth Chattir. Prathap Valsan, Ryan Land, James Stanton, Prof. Esam El-Araby, Riley Epperson,  Parker Riley, Brandon Teh, Tyler Wade, Navajit Baruah, Farzad Farshchi 

EECS Students, Faculty Receive Best Paper Award at Major IEEE Symposium

After being included on the shortlist of outstanding papers considered for the Best Paper Award, the paper by EECS graduate students Prathap Kumar Valsan and Farzad Farshchi, along with Professor Heechul Yun, was designated as the Best Paper at IEEE’s 2016 International Conference on Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications (RTAS). They received the best paper award on the basis of the final versions of the paper and their presentation at the symposium. The award came with a $500 cash prize. 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

We always enjoy hearing from our alumni and friends. Please share news of a new job, promotion, or new contact information.  Alumni Update


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