Graduate Research in Electrical Engineering

Research plays an important role in graduate education in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Penn State. Our faculty currently work on some of the most leading-edge research areas.

Communications and Networking

Digital communications, computer networking, intelligent networks, multimedia communications, mobile computing, local area wireless networks (RF and Optical), mobile communications, wireless communication and networking, optical fiber communications, optical networking, information theory, satellite communications, propagation measurements and modeling

Control Systems

Multi-objective and probabilistic robust control, nonlinear systems, intelligent distributed control, adaptive control, active vision, and quantum control


Computational electromagnetics, wave scattering and propagation, interactions with complex media and novel materials, electrodynamics, antenna analysis and design, scattering cross section and antenna measurements, computer visualization, RF and microwave systems, MMIC, EMI, and EMC, and electronic packaging

Electronic Materials and Devices

Materials and devices for electronic, photonic, bio-electronic and MEMS applications: amorphous and crystalline silicon, III-V compounds, organic thin films, ferroelectric and piezo-electric; development of novel device structures and manufacturing methods, device and circuit simulation and modeling, device and material characterization

Optical Materials and Devices

Electro-optics, photonic and nonlinear optical materials, devices and applications; tunable photonic crystals; laser switching and optical information processing; liquid crystalline materials and devices; fiber optics and waveguides, holography

Power Systems

Power system planning, operation, and control, intelligent system applications to power systems, computational tools for power electronic design, and quiet motor drives

Remote Sensing and Space Systems

Active (radar and lidar) and passive (radiometry) remote sensing of the atmosphere; radar, radiometer, and lidar systems; rocket and satellite instrumentation; atmospheric electrodynamics; meteoric effects in the ionosphere; modeling of atmospheric processes; plasma physics

Signal and Image Processing

Multidimensional signal processing, signal reconstruction theory and algorithms, signal compression, spectral estimation, image processing, medical image analysis, neural networks, multiple target tracking in clutter, adaptive filtering, and data fusion

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The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science was created in the spring of 2015 to allow greater access to courses offered by both departments for undergraduate and graduate students in exciting collaborative research in fields.

We offer B.S. degrees in electrical engineering, computer science and computer engineering and graduate degrees (master's degrees and Ph.D.'s) in electrical engineering and computer science and engineering. EECS focuses on the convergence of technologies and disciplines to meet today’s industrial demands.

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

The Pennsylvania State University

209 Electrical Engineering West

University Park, PA 16802


Department of Computer Science and Engineering


Department of Electrical Engineering