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.

KU’s Eta Kappa Receives 2013-2014 Outstanding Chapter Award
KU’s Gamma Iota chapter of Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN) received an HKN Outstanding Chapter Award for the 2013-2014 school year. The group was selected based on their strong involvement in departmental activities, including collaborating with the student chapter of IEEE during the Engineering Expo.

Pictured: Officers at the Spring 2014 new member induction ceremony. From left to right: Peter Lesslie (Secretary), Zach Garber (Treasurer), Robert Knight (President), Seth Polsley (Vice President), Qi Zhong (Expo Chair), Justinas Lialys (Social Chair) Read More

EECS Researchers Develop Technologies to Improve Optical Networks
EECS researchers recently received support from the National Science Foundation to develop new technologies to improve Internet performance. Researchers are looking to increase high spectral efficiency and robustness against signal quality corruption, which enables flexible spectrum and grid-less transmission in optical networks. Read More

EECS Professor Elected Secretary of SIAM Computational Science and Engineering Activity Group
EECS Professor Suzanne Shontz was elected to a one-year term as the Secretary of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Activity Group on Computational Science and Engineering.  As Secretary, Shontz’s responsibilities include keeping a record of SIAG affairs, handling SIAG correspondence and submitting a yearly report. Read More

EECS Students Compete in Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition
A team of eight EECS students from KU’s Information Security Club competed in the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition in February 2015 in Denver. The KU team, known as the JayHackers, qualified for the competition after winning a regional competition last fall and competed against teams from Kansas, Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska, New Mexico and Colorado.

The JayHackers team: Chris Seasholtz, Adam Mertz, Trey Barton, Young Liu, Blake Bryant, Chad Papineau, Jay Offerdahl, Zach Welk  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

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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