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A Welcome Message from the Department Chair


As Interim Chair and on behalf of the faculty, staff, and students of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at University of Texas at San Antonio, I am pleased to welcome your visit to this website.

The ECE UTSA has seen tremendous growth in the past several years both in terms of faculty strength and in terms of academic programs. Among the twenty four full time ECE faculty members, several are nationally and internationally recognized researchers and educators as IEEE Fellows (3), SPIE Fellows (2), ACerS Fellows (2), NSF CAREER awardees (2), and recipients of UT System Regents Outstanding Teaching Awards. We now offer B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering, B.S. (new 2010) and M.S. degrees in Computer Engineering, and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering. Some ~400 undergraduate students and ~180 graduate students (25% Ph.D. students) in ECE specialize in five concentration areas including Computer Engineering; Communications; Digital Signal Processing; Systems & Control; and Electronic Materials and Devices. Our diversified student body is vibrant and active in various national and local competitions and in professional (IEEE, SWE, NSBE) and honor (Eta Kappa Nu and Tau Beta Pi) societies.

The departmental move to the Biotechnology, Science and Engineering (BSE) building in 2006 and additionally to the new Advanced Engineering and Technology (AET) building in 2009 has provided us with unparalleled teaching and research facilities. The department is also proud to foster active faculty research and educational programs that bring the state of the art technology and research exposure to students in and out of the classrooms. In the past two years, A Multifunctional Electronic Materials and Devices Research Laboratory hosting a comprehensive array of materials and device research capabilities has been established by faculty. Three senior laboratories, the Embedded Control Lab, the Communications and Digital Signal Processing Lab and the Senior Design Lab, have been established together with the existing Computer Engineering Lab. The new B.S. degree in Computer Engineering has been added in 2009. We are developing vibrant research programs encompassing both traditional and emerging fields including biomedical applications, cyber security, electronic sensors and actuators, and energy research that provide degree-seeking students research opportunities at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

Ruyan Guo
Robert E. Clarke Professor of Electrical Engineering
Interim Chair of the Department