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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.

In The News: UA students going to NASA competition

The University of Alabama College of Engineering is sending a team of students to a NASA competition. The Alabama Astrobotics team has built a digging robot that will compete against other robots by navigating an obstacle course that will simulate the surface of Mars. The robots must collect Martian soil… Read more

Sources: WVUA TV

In The News: Alabama among 16 schools picked for Camaro competition: Schools working to redesign car into high-performance hybrid-electric

The University of Alabama is among 16 universities selected nationwide for a four-year EcoCar contest co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and General Motors to redesign a Chevrolet Camaro into a high-performance hybrid-electric car, with goals of reducing its environmental impact while maintaining its muscle-car performance. Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News, Florence Times-Daily, WDEF CBS 12, The Republic, Lakeland Ledger

ECE Professor and Student Honored for Presentation on Research

Tuscaloosa, Ala. – Dr Jaber Abu-Qahouq, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering in The University of Alabama College of Engineering, and Zhigang Dang, doctorate student, were honored for a presentation of research on wireless power transfer systems at a recent conference. The presentation, “Modeling and Investigation of Magnetic Resonance… Read more

Lifting Off: College startup company wins Alabama Launchpad, looks to market technology

During the mobile phone’s meteoric rise from clunky car phone to the powerful computers in our hands today, the problem of battery life has continued to dog the technology. “Energy is the limit. You can have all this functionality, but if you don’t have power to do it, then you… Read more

ECE Professor Publishes Work on Battery Management Systems

Tuscaloosa, Ala. – Dr Jaber Abu-Qahouq, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering in The University of Alabama College of Engineering, and a graduate student are the authors of a paper recently published in a highly-ranked IEEE journal. The paper, “An Online Battery Impedance Measurement Method Using DC-DC Power Converter… Read more

‘Vision is Reality’: With the opening of the final building, UA ready for a new era of engineering and science

Just 15 years ago, the area between the engineering buildings on The University of Alabama campus and the Bryce Hospital land used to be the back edge of campus — driven through and walked across, but nothing else. So, when an artist’s rendering of the four-building engineering and science complex… Read more

Ready to Collaborate: College’s newest building fosters cross-discipline interaction

Dean Charles Karr, who has been at The University of Alabama College of Engineering as a student, a researcher, professor or an administrator for more than 30 years, likes to tell the anecdote that faculty from two departments once stuck tape on the floor as a line of demarcation between… Read more