GRADUATE STUDY IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING & COMPUTER SCIENCE

At the University of Kansas, our graduate programs focus on advancing the state of knowledge through research and educating students to become the next generation of researchers and educators. Our goal is to recruit and admit students with the aptitude and motivation to excel in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, and information technology.

The University and the Department
Founded in 1864, the University of Kansas serves as a major comprehensive research and teaching institution as well as a center of learning, scholarship, and creative endeavor. KU is currently home for more than 30,000 students from Kansas and around the world. The main campus consists of 1,000 acres atop historic Mount Oread in the city of Lawrence, with a population of nearly 90,000 in northeast Kansas. KU is less than one hour away from Kansas City to the east and from Topeka, the state capital, to the west. The EECS department began as the Electrical Engineering Department in 1887 and joined the newly organized School of Engineering four years later. The department added Computer Engineering in 1984 to become the ECE department.The Computer Science Department was created in 1965 in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and merged with ECE in 1993 to form EECS, the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. The EECS graduate program offers M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, and Information Technology (at the Edwards Campus facility only); Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; and the D.E. degree in Electrical Engineering. The department has 35 full-time faculty members and 11 full-time staff members. Approximately 220 graduate students currently are enrolled, 70 of them Ph.D. students. The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, and parental status.

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Prospective Students
Applicants for graduate admission should demonstrate evidence of aptitude for graduate work, as shown by suitable performance in undergraduate and (if available) graduate course work, by suitable aptitude test scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), and by academic letters of reference. A nonrefundable application fee is required. Unless the applicant’s native language is English or the applicant has received a baccalaureate degree or higher from an accredited U.S. institution of higher education, the applicant must meet the department’s standard for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Prospective students who are applying for graduate teaching assistantships must pass the SPEAK test administered by the Applied English Center at the University of Kansas before beginning their appointments as graduate teaching assistants. Applications and all accompanying materials for fall admission should be

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received by January 1 for maximum consideration for fellowships and assistantships. For fall admission, the application deadline is March 1. For spring admission, the application deadline is October 1.

Contact Information
To learn more about our department and our graduate programs, please contact the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Graduate Office. The University of Kansas Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science EECS Graduate Office, Eaton Hall 1520 W. 15th St., Suite 2001E Lawrence, KS 66045-7621 Graduate Office: (785) 864-4487, e-mail: graduate@eecs.ku.edu, Web site: www.eecs.ku.edu/graduate Online graduate application: www.graduate.ku.edu

Geof Akers, a Ph.D. student at the Information and Telecommunication Technology Center. Many EECS graduate students participate in funded research projects in the the Information and Telecommunication Technology Center, the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets, and the department.

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R. and industrial research with regional high-technology companies. Professor. to fit individual student needs. The department also funds approximately 50 teaching assistants and graders. Associate Professor. www. together with the times the classes are taught. 2001 Eaton Hall. The department offers M.D. and the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets. Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies Brian Potetz. www. Associate Professor. Many of our graduate students participate in funded research projects in the EECS department. degrees in Electrical Engineering and in Computer Science and a D. The M.) in their chosen field of excellence. Faculty members have been successful in obtaining external research funding. Assistant Professor David Petr. EECS faculty members and students lead or participate in numerous research projects funded by major agencies such as NSF.. Associate Professor Nancy Kinnersley. Associate Professor Erik Perrins. degrees in Electrical Engineering. Professor. Associate Chair for Edwards Campus Sarah Seguin. Professor. Assistant Professor Ronqing Hui. This 80. www.S. Associate Professor Xue-Wen Chen. Director of Radar Systems and Remote Sensing Laboratory. together with other alumni and friends of KU. is a top priority with our faculty. Professor James Rowland.S. and Miller awards. for news and detailed descriptions of our research activities. Co-Director of eLearning Design Laboratory. Servy Distinguished Professor Andy Gill. CReSIS Shannon Blunt. ITTC Douglas Niehaus. Deane E. Assistant Professor James Roberts.edu.ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE The University of Kansas Facilities and Research The EECS department moved into its new home in Eaton Hall in fall 2003. the Air Force. 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Teaching Excellence Our faculty members have won school and universitywide teaching awards. degree (thesis or nonthesis options).E. Ph. Ackers Distinguished Professor.E. degree in Information Technology at the KU Edwards Campus in Kansas City. Steve Dick/KU University Relations R. ITTC Gary Minden. The department’s research volume has continued to be very strong with research expenditures of more than $7 million in 2007. ITTC Kenneth Demarest.) or project (D. Specific degree requirements for each of these degrees are listed in the University of Kansas Graduate Catalog. Eaton. The Faculty Glenn Prescott.cresis. Professor. Research Accomplishments Research. degree offers students an opportunity to obtain breadth of knowledge through graduate course work and specialization skills by conducting research leading to an M. Southwestern Bell Distinguished Professor James Sterbenz. Professor Gunes Ercal-Ozkaya. along with education. former chairman of Chrysler Corporation who. 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Associate Professor James Stiles.This high level of support has provided a basis for strong collaboration between faculty and graduate students and has resulted in numerous journal and conference publications. Assistant Professor Prasad Gogineni. Assistant Professor James Miller. The department currently has the following areas of focus: • Bioinformatics • Communications Systems and Networking • Computer Systems Design • Interactive Intelligent Systems • Radar Systems and Remote Sensing Plans of study in other areas can be constructed. Professor. degree in Electrical Engineering. Sharp.S. Associate Professor Man Kong. Professor Perry Alexander. 2009. See the EECS Web site. Associate Director of Technology. enable students to acquire more extensive breadth and depth through additional course work and by completing a dissertation (Ph. Assistant Professor Sam Shanmugan. the Naval Research Laboratory. are customized for working professionals in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Dan F. Assistant Professor Bo Luo.S. (785) 864-4481 Arvin Agah. Our faculty and students also have extensive research space on west campus in Nichols Hall. the ITTC Web site.000-square-foot building is named after Robert J. Research Assistant Professor.This funding enables constant upgrades of our research equipment and provides support to more than 100 graduate research assistants. Sharp Professor of Engineering Carl Leuschen. DARPA.ittc.edu.S. patents. Our doctoral degrees. the Information and Telecommunication Technology Center.ku. and educating the next generation of students to become researchers in these fields. donated $15 million toward its construction.D. Students in an EECS Lab. the EECS department offers an M. and the CReSIS Web site. Students in the Computer Engineering Senior Design course. Professor Hossein Saiedian. resulting in more than $32 million in research and development funds over the last five years. including the Kemper.

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