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.

In The News: UA engineering professors create sensor to prevent hot-car deaths

A pair of University of Alabama professors has devised a monitor meant to help prevent accidental hot-car deaths and injuries among children left in vehicles. “The idea is that if there is someone or anything that breathes that is left in the car unattended, that the driver or the owner… Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News, NBC 13 (Birmingham), Fox 6 (Birmingham), CBS 42 (Birmingham), WVUA (Tuscaloosa), ABC 33/40 (Birmingham), Yellowhammer News, WVUA (Tuscaloosa)

UA Engineers Develop Solution to Child Heat Deaths in Cars

A patent-pending device developed by University of Alabama researchers can alert a cell phone when a human or animal is inside a parked vehicle getting too hot. It monitors carbon dioxide levels from human breath inside the vehicle along with temperature and car movement. Read more

UA engineering students place in international design contest for second consecutive year

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – For the second consecutive year, the UA Magnetics and Antenna team placed in the international Student Antenna Design Contest held by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Antenna and Propagation Society. The UA team, made up of four electrical and computer engineering students, placed second in… Read more

In The News: Researchers Develop Airborne Radars To Gauge US Snowpack Characteristics For Water Models

Next spring, researchers and students from the University of Kansas will participate in a project using a new ultra-wideband radar soaring on a plane above the Continental Divide to measure the depth and density of snowpack … The lead institution is the University of Alabama, and the project is led… Read more

Sources: Science Mag, Phys.org, EurekAlert!, US Ag Net, Kansas Ag Connection

In The News: Two steps ahead and rubbing shoulders with the best

Ten students from the University of Alabama completed some parts of their engineering studies in Germany as part of the “Two Steps Ahead” program – including internships at Daimler’s Sindelfingen plant. Read more

Sources: Daimler

New SEC Program to Match Entrepreneurs, University Startups

The University of Alabama, along with the rest of the Southeastern Conference, is launching the Southeast Executives-on-Roster to broaden access to experienced entrepreneurial talent and to match that talent to university-affiliated startups in need of executive management. Read more

UA engineering student awarded research grant

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — A member of UA’s antenna team was recently awarded a grant from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Katelyn Isbell, an electrical and computer engineering senior from Chesapeake, Virginia, received the Eugene F. Knott Memorial Pre-Doctoral Research Grant worth $1,500 from the IEEE Antennas and Propagation… Read more

In The News: University of Alabama students selected for antenna design contest

A team of engineering students at the University of Alabama is one of six selected to compete in an international contest to design a portable radio system capable of locating a hidden radio transmitter in real time. The UA team is competing in the 2018 Annual Student Antenna Design Contest… Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News , Alabama News Center