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Electrical and Computer Engineering

UA's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers dynamic programs for students interested in a traditional electrical engineering degree or those who desire a specialization in computer engineering. Electrical engineering students become immersed in at least two core areas of communications systems, computers, control systems, electromagnetics, electronics and microelectronics, power and energy systems, and signal processing. Students in the computer engineering option specialize in the software and hardware components of modern computing systems.

InSPIREd to Lead: Alumnus named president of natural gas utilities in Alabama and Mississippi

Joe Hampton’s determination to succeed brought him to The University of Alabama where he learned technical engineering skills and gathered the tools he needed to become an empowered leader. Hampton, a 1998 electrical engineering alumnus, was named president of Spire’s Alabama and Mississippi natural gas utilities at the end of… Read more

In The News: Eleven UA Students Win Fulbright Awards

Eleven University of Alabama students won Fulbright Awards. The Fulbright program is the most prestigious U.S. international exchange program, offering one-year grants for independent study and research. Two UA students received research awards, and nine won Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Awards.  Read more

Sources: WVUA

In The News: Four projects receive funding from University of Alabama CyberSeed program

Four promising research projects received funding from the University of Alabama CyberSeed program, part of the UA Office for Research and Economic Development. The pilot seed-funding program promotes research across disciplines on campus while ensuring a stimulating and well-managed environment for high-quality research. Read more

Sources: Alabama Newscenter

ECE Assistant Professor Named a SPIE DCS Rising Researcher

The International Society for Optics and Photonics, or SPIE, has recognized a member of The University of Alabama’s engineering faculty as one of the 13 Rising Researchers in the 2020 class. Dr. Sevgi Gurbuz, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, was recognized for her research in radar micro-Doppler… Read more

Four Projects Receive Funding from UA CyberSeed Program

Four promising research projects received funding from The University of Alabama CyberSeed program, the UA Office for Research and Economic Development announced. Read more

In The News: Eighteen Wallace State students earn more than $200,000 in UA Transfer Scholarships

Eighteen Wallace State Community College students have received more than $200,000 in transfer scholarships to the University of Alabama, which will assist them as they move seamlessly on from Wallace State toward a bachelor’s degree. Read more

Sources: The Cullman Times

In The News: New device quickly detects harmful bacteria in blood

Engineers have created a tiny device that can rapidly detect harmful bacteria in blood, allowing health care professionals to pinpoint the cause of potentially deadly infections and fight them with drugs. Researchers at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa; Carollo Engineers, Inc.; Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute in China; and The State University… Read more

Sources: Health Medicine Network, Bioengineer, Science Magazine, EurekAlert!, Tech Explorist, Futurity, AZO Sensors, News-Medical Life Sciences, Health Medicine Network, Infosurhoy, World News Monitor, Health Medicine Network