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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.

Red Light. Green Light.

A team at The University of Alabama is working to modernize traffic lights to become smarter and communicate with vehicles passing through. Changes are needed, they say, to improve the flow of traffic because congested areas have no other option. Read more

In The News: Tesla under pressure as rivals prepare to launch new electric models

“Electric cars were not as disruptive as we all thought,” said Bharat Balasubramanian, a former Mercedes-Benz executive and head of the University of Alabama’s Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies. “There’s just no incentive to it. They are more expensive, there’s the range anxiety to it. There’s the anxiety about recharging… Read more

Sources: Fox Business

In The News: Alabama task force to study artificial intelligence

Fei Hu, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Alabama, said the adaptation of AI is necessary for the growth and future of  Alabama’s economy. He said that the state should focus on training the workforce and students how to work with this… Read more

Sources: Anniston Star, The Cutoff News, Government Technology

In The News: ‘Dynasty’: UA robotics team wins NASA’s grand prize for fifth straight year

UA made the announcement Monday in a statement, explaining that the 60-student Alabama Astrobotics team, mostly from the College of Engineering, won the Joe Kosmo Award for Excellence in NASA’s 2019 robotic mining competition. The University of Alabama’s team previously placed first in the same competition in 2012 and has done so each year since… Read more

Sources: Yellowhammer News, WVUA (Tuscaloosa) June 3, Fox 6 (Birmingham) June 3, WTVY-CBS (Dothan), Fox 6 (Birmingham) June 5, WVUA (Tuscaloosa) June 5, SB Nation Roll Bama Roll, Illinois Patch, Alabama News Center, Tuscaloosa News, St. Claire News-Aegis, Burlington County Times (New Jersey)

In The News: UA hosts Robotics Mining Challenge

The University of Alabama engineering department is hosting the Robotic Mining Challenge  in Tuscaloosa. Twenty-eight teams from colleges all across the country are on campus trying to prove they are the best engineers. The Alabama Astrobotics team has won the competition five times. Read more

Sources: CBS 42 (Birmingham), WVUA at 6 p.m. (Tuscaloosa), Fox 6 at Noon (Birmingham), WVUA at 5 p.m. (Tuscaloosa), Fox 6 at 4 p.m. (Birmingham), Iowa Ag Connection, QNS, Glen Ellyn Patch (Illinois)