EECS @ the University of Kansas has 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 610 undergraduates, 130 M.S., and 60 Ph.D. students. In 2014 EECS had about $4 Million in research expenditures. Through these EECS newsletters we will keep you up-to-date about our activities and initiatives.

EECS Ph.D. student David Menager Selected for Madison & Lila Self Graduate Fellowship
David Menager has been selected as a 2016-2020 Madison & Lila Self Graduate Fellow. He is pursuing a Ph.D. in Computer Science focusing on research in artificial intelligence (AI).  His ultimate goal is to create an AI that reflects who we are.
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(Right) David Menager

Agah and Harvie Claim Third Place in Best Paper Competition
Recent EECS Ph.D. graduate David Harvie won third place in the Best Paper competition at the 2016 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Midwest Section Conference in Manhattan, Kansas. Harvie’s dissertation advisor Arvin Agah co-authored the paper. Harvie is currently a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army and an assistant professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point.
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(Left) Lieutenant Colonel David Harvie Teaching Agile Software

Inaugural Class Selected for Jayhawk SFS Program
Three students were chosen to participate in Jayhawk Scholarship for Service CyberCorp program for its inaugural class of 2016-2017. Jayhawk SFS was created with a grant from the National Science Foundation and trains students who choose the professional specialty of cyber security. It prepares them to succeed in challenging careers in government agencies to enhance security of critical national information infrastructure. More information and the program application can be found at or contact Noelle Uhler, program assistant, at with any questions. Read More

(From right to left) Katelyn Dean, Jason Gevargizian, Eric Schweisberger

EECS Student Emily Smith Receives 2016 Astronaut Scholarship
Emily Smith, a senior majoring in physics and interdisciplinary computing, was selected to receive the 2016 Astronaut Scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. Since starting at KU, she has worked with Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy Alice Bean and Professor of Physics and Astronomy. Read More.

(Left) Emily Smith

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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