Electricity itself was still a novelty when Cornell University introduced the nation's (and the world's) first course of study in electrical engineering in 1883.
Now, the reach of electrical and computer engineering extends from the nanoscale level of integrated electronics to terrestrial-scale power grids; from single-transistor devices to networks comprising a billion nodes.
With 40 faculty members, 300 graduate students, and more than 500 undergraduates, the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is the largest school in Cornell University's College of Engineering, and consistently ranks among the top ECE schools nationally.
Our programs encompass digital and computer systems, embedded processors, digital signal processing, R. F. (wireless) systems, optical communications, atmospheric and space plasmas, solid-state electronics, integrated circuit design and fabrication, and biomedical applications such as image processing, sensors, and signal analysis.
ECE remains at the forefront of these fields, educating and training the next generation of engineers while driving the leading edge of technology.