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.

EECS alumnus Brian McClendon Inducted into the National Academy of Engineering
Distinguished EECS alumnus Brian McClendon recently received one of the engineering profession’s highest honors in a ceremony in Washington. McClendon, who co-created Google Earth and earned his degree in electrical engineering from the KU School of Engineering in 1986, was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) on Oct. 4 at the 2015 NAE Annual Meeting. Read More

EECS Researchers Land $800,000 NASA Grant for Development of Anti-Collision Radar for Small UAVs
EECS Professor Chris Allen is leading an effort to develop a multichannel radar suitable for installation on small unmanned aerial vehicles. The radar will provide information regarding the relative position and velocities of nearby objects (mobile and fixed) that may pose a collision risk. Read More

Pictured: Conceptual view of a small UAV sensing obstacles in a cluttered environment.

EECS Faculty Receive $500,000 from the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program to Create a High Performance Computing and Visualization Infrastructure at KU.
The Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) funding from the Army Research Office will enable KU to acquire an HPC cluster and Mini CAVE to support research projects involving simultaneous parallel computing and parallel visualization. Read More

Pictured: A dielectric waveguide loaded with an array of plasmonic inclusions employed in Salandrino’s research.

EECS Students Spend Summer at Defense Research Labs
Three KU EECS students participated in summer internships at defense research laboratories around the country.

EECS undergraduate Dana Hemmingsen spent the summer with the radar group of the Army Research Lab in Adelphi, Md.

Ph.D. student John Jakabosky worked in the airborne radar group at MIT Lincoln Lab this summer.  

Ph.D. student Cenk Sahin spent the summer at the Information Directorate of the Air Force Research Lab in Rome, N.Y.

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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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