Developments over the past century in microelectronics, communication networks and computing have propelled the world into a new information age. Direct and virtually instantaneous access to repositories of information across the globe has changed the way we learn and work. Information is exchanged in a wide variety of formats, from text through audio to video files. The continuing demand for increased flexibility, and ever more comprehensive access, is forcing continuing change in the systems and the supporting technologies. These dynamics provide opportunities of identifying and attacking exciting and important questions that will have significant impact.

Thus, the faculty of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has decided to focus their research in several fundamental areas. These are: Microelectronics and Nanotechnology, Communication Devices and Systems, and Wireless Communication and Network Engineering, Photonics and Electro-Optics, as well as Bio-Engineering and Sensors. In all these areas there is interdisciplinary work conducted that involved a number of other department both within our college as well as across college lines providing a richer texture and synergy. Exploration of the web pages that feature the faculty and give direct access to their personal websites will provide a good picture of the diversity of interests and opportunities.