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 2015 EECS had about $4.8 Million in research expenditures. Through these EECS newsletters we will keep you up-to-date about our activities and initiatives.

KU EECS Students Win Kansas City Federal Reserve Code-A-Thon Competition
Fifteen KU EECS information technology, computer science and interdisciplinary computing students participated in the Kansas City Federal Reserve’s First Code-A-Thon Competition. Two EECS teams presented at the Kansas City Federal Reserve in November 2016, with one of those teams winning first place.
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Pictured: KC Federal Reserve’s First Code-A-Thon Competition first-place team. (Left to right) Faculty Advisor: Annette Tetmeyer -- Students Andrew Tribble (IT), Alex Warrington (IT), Justin Roderman (CS), Zach Welk (IT), Alex Shadley (CS)

EECS Researchers Receive $2.5 Million to Tackle Test Flight Communication Challenges
EECS researchers received a $2.5 million contract from the National Spectrum Consortium to develop a new generation of spectral efficient communication technologies for airborne vehicles on U.S. test ranges. This project was recently highlighted in a Popular Mechanics article.
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EECS Professor Selected for Intel® Corporation Hardware Accelerator Research Program (HARP)
Esam El-Araby, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science, has been chosen to be part of the Intel's Hardware Accelerator Research Program (HARP). Intel will provide El-Araby and his students with access to computer systems containing Intel microprocessors and an Altera Arria®-10 FPGA in a multi-chip package (MCP) that incorporates Intel’s Accelerator Abstraction Layer Software. Read More

EECS Professor Elected Program Director of SIAM CS&E Activity Group
 Suzanne Shontz, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, has been elected Secretary of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Activity Group on Computational Science and Engineering for a two-year term starting January 1, 2017. SIAM is a professional society that focuses on research in applied mathematics and computational science, as well as their applications. 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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