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Department Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Engineering solutions that keep us all moving forward

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is an innovative and inclusive community focused on excellence in education and research.  Our faculty, staff, and students are working together to solve critical societal challenges in achieving sustainable electrical energy solutions, new technologies that advance human health, and enhanced security in our digitally networked world—just to name a few.  We live the Wisconsin Idea: that education should positively influence people’s lives far beyond the classroom.

At a glance

Electrical and computer engineering department

tenure-track faculty in our department who are women
undergraduate ranking among public universities in computer engineering
undergraduate ranking among public universities in electrical engineering
graduate ranking among public universities in computer engineering
graduate ranking among public universities in electrical engineering
Professor Emeritus Donald Novotny

Remembering Emeritus Professor Donald Novotny

UW-Madison Electrical and Computer Engineering Emeritus Professor and WEMPEC Co-Founder Donald Novotny passes away at the age of 87.

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Electrical and computer engineering news

Our department is a proud part of UW-Madison’s reputation for research excellence—boasting award-winning faculty, advanced facilities and laboratories, and a culture of creativity, inclusion and innovation.
Navrina Singh
“Wisconsin really opened my eyes up to the joy of seeing an idea in your head and taking it completely to the finish line—the importance of taking initiative, really believing in the power of community, believing in the power of hands-on experience, to make things happen. Wisconsin gave me the confidence that I had something unique to bring to the table and that I could really help change the world.”
—Navrina Singh
product and technology leader, MSECE ’03 (MBA ’13, University of Southern California, BSEngr. ’01, College of Engineering at Pune, India)

Meet the faculty

In electrical and computer engineering, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from internationally renowned faculty who not only engage students in the classroom through high-impact, engaging, hands-on teaching, but also lead pioneering research endeavors.