Marios C. Papaefthymiou
Letter from the Chairs of
Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)
Electrical and Computer Engineering
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!