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.

Professor Miller Awarded Integrated Arts Research Initiative Faculty Research Fellowship
Jim Miller, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, was awarded an Integrated Arts Research Initiative (IARI) faculty research fellowship for the spring 2017 semester. The IARI program was established with a four-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to the KU Spencer Museum of Art. The focus of Miller’s fellowship will be the development of a suite of interactive capabilities that make the full extent of the Spencer’s holdings accessible to the community at large.

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Right to Left: Associate Professor Jim Miller, EECS undergraduate student undergraduate student Mohammad Fathan, Spencer Art Museum Database Manager/Archivist Robert Hickerson

Jayhackers Host Second Annual Cyber Defense Competition 
The Jayhackers, KU’s Information Security Club, hosted the second annual CyberBlitz cyber defense competition in Eaton Hall March 4-5. EECS students from the Lawrence campus, information technology students from the Edwards Campus, high school students from Olathe Northwest and Lawrence High, as well as members of the First Infantry Division from Fort Riley, Kansas, competed in this virtual capture-the-flag type event.

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Teams from the CyberBlitz competiton in the Eaton Hall Atrium

EECS Students Involved in KU Smash Club
The KU Smash Club hosts and organizes events for Super Smash Bros. tournaments featuring Melee and Smash for Wii U. EECS Lecturer Dr. John Gibbons is the club's advisor. Learn more about the club on its website.

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Smash Club meeting in active-learning class room in LEEP2

KU EECS Alumnus Receives Honors
A KU EECS alumnus received a prestigious honor. Luiz DaSilva, Professor of Telecommunications in the School of Engineering at Trinity College Dublin, has been elected a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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Professor DaSilva, a Principal Investigator at CONNECT, the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) research centre at Trinity College Dublin

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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