Marios C. Papaefthymiou
Chair, CSE

Letter from the Chairs of

Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)

Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)


Khalil Najafi
Chair, ECE

The Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) Department is among the leading departments in the nation, with a diverse program of nearly 100 courses per semester, 90 faculty members, 700 undergraduate and 600 graduate students. Our Department offers Bachelor degree programs in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and Computer Engineering. We offer M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering: Systems, and Computer Science and Engineering.

The EECS Department is organized into two divisions, Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), and Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). CSE degrees are offered with specialties in Hardware, Intelligent Systems, Software, Theory, and VLSI. ECE degrees are offered with specialties in Circuits & Microsystems, Communications, Control, Electromagnetics, Optics, Signal Processing, Solid State, and VLSI. Each division is led by their own division Chair, each of whom act as co-chairs of the department.

The EECS department is housed primarily in the EECS and Bob & Betty Beyster buildings on North Campus. These buildings contain some of the most modern facilities available on any university campus for instruction and research in EECS. The Beyster Building was completed in 2005. The newly-named Robert H. Lurie Nanofabrication Facility completed an expansion and renovation project within the EECS Building early in 2008. In addition, the current EECS Building has recently undergone extensive renovations to the classrooms and student commons areas.

Our research activity, which is presently supported by approximately $34M annually in external funding, is among the largest in any EE and CS program in the country. This is a clear indication of the strength of our programs, which range from basic research at the nano-levels to advanced developments at the system level, and of our excellent and diverse faculty. Please look at the centers and major projects on our research web page. We are particularly pleased to note that 35 of our faculty members have received highly coveted Young Investigator and CAREER awards from the National Science Foundation and the Army Research Office, and our faculty have received the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship and the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) - the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on scientists and engineers beginning their independent careers.

We encourage you to browse through the information we have provided on our web site, and to feel free to contact us if you have any questions or comments. As you get to know EECS at the University of Michigan, you will find that the high rankings of our programs are well-deserved. Come visit us and see what it is about the "Michigan Difference" that keeps us among The Leaders and Best!