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.


Former Google and Uber Executive Brian McClendon Joins the Information and Telecommunications Technology Center and EECS as a Research Professor
Brian McClendon, co-creator of Google Earth, recent vice president of Advanced Technologies at Uber Technologies Inc. and member of the National Academy of Engineering, will join the Information and Telecommunications Technology Center as research professor.

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Brian McClendon with EECS students


Kulkarni Named First Recipient of EECS Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Professorship
Prasad Kulkarni, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Kansas School of Engineering, has been named the first-ever recipient of the department’s Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Professorship.

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Professor Prasad Kulkarni

EECS Cyber Security Activities Highlighted in Kansas Alumni Magazine
EECS faculty and students are involved in a variety of cyber security activities. The March 2017 Kansas Alumni Magazine contains a cover story titled “Domain Defenders: Students look beyond the classroom to study the art of cyber war.” This lengthy piece discusses KU EECS participation in cyber defense competitions, the KU’s Scholarship for Service Program- Jayhawk SFS and the department’s cyber blitz events with local high school students and soldiers from the U.S. Army's 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley.

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KU Information Security Club Students Compete at a Regional Cyber-Defense Competition


EECS Students win Sigma Xi Undergraduate Research Competition Awards
Andres S. Hernandez received an all campus Undergraduate Sigma Xi (Scientific Research Honor Society) Research Award for Best Oral Presentation. Graduate students Siddharth Gangadhar and Hamid Mahmoudi were award recipients for the Sigma Xi Research Competition in the early graduate and advanced graduate student categories, respectively.

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Left: Professor Chris Allen; Right: Andres S. Hernandez

Professor James Rowland Named Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education
Professor James Rowland has been named a Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). He received this honor partly because of his ABET work for ASEE as well has being listed as a Founder for the IEEE/ASEE Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, now in its 46th year.

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Professor James Rowland


KU Hosts Inaugural Hackahon
KU hosted an inaugural hackathon, JayHacks, in February 2017. The event drew students from all over the Midwest.

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Students having fun while working on their project at JayHacks

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


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