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2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
2061 Rathbone Hall
Fax:  785-532-7353

Department Head:

Don Gruenbacher

Director of graduate studies:

Andrew Rys

Graduate faculty:

*Timothy Burg, Ph.D., Clemson University
*Kenneth H. Carpenter, (Emeritus), Ph.D., Texas Christian University
*D. V. Satish Chandra, Ph.D., Auburn University
*Sanjoy Das, Ph.D., Louisiana State University
*Darren Dawson, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology
*Dwight D. Day, Ph.D., Oklahoma State University
James E. DeVault, M.S., University of Michigan
*John J. Devore, Ph.D., Kansas State University
*Ruth A. Dyer, Ph.D., University of Kentucky
*Stephen A. Dyer, Ph.D., Kansas State University
*Richard R. Gallagher, (Emeritus), Ph.D., Iowa State University
*Don M. Gruenbacher, Ph.D., Kansas State University
*William Hageman, Ph.D., University of Central Florida
*Jungkwun Kim, Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo
*William B. Kuhn, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic and State University
Donald H. Lenhert, (Emeritus) Ph.D., University of New Mexico
*Ruth Douglas Miller, Ph.D., University of Rochester
*Behrooz Mirafzal, Ph.D., Marquette University
*Medhat M. Morcos, Ph.D., University of Waterloo
*Balasubramaniam Natarajan, Ph.D., Colorado State University
Alexei Nikitin, Ph.D., University of Kansas
*Anil Pahwa, Ph.D., Texas A & M University
*Punit Prakash, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison
*Andrew Rys, Ph.D., Texas Tech University
*Noel Schulz, Ph.D., University of Minnesota
*Caterina Scoglio, Ph.D., University of Rome
*Faryad Darabi Sahneh, Kansas State University
David L. Soldan, Ph.D., Kansas State University
*Shelli K. Starrett, Ph.D., Iowa State University
*David Thompson, Ph.D., University of Michigan
*Steve Warren, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
*Hongyu Wu, Ph.D., Xi’an Jiaotong University
Stanley Young, Ph.D., Kansas State University

*Denotes graduate faculty that are certified to serve as the major professor for doctoral students.

Graduate Faculty Associate:

Tim Sobering, M.S., Kansas State University

Program description

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers courses and programs leading to master of science and doctor of philosophy degrees. Several areas of specialization are available at the graduate level. Major areas are bioengineering, communications systems, computer engineering, control systems, electromagnetics, instrumentation, power systems, renewable energy signal processing, and solid-state electronics.

At the master’s level there are three options: thesis, report, and course work only. All require a minimum of 30 hours of credit. The Ph.D. program requires 60 hours beyond the master’s, including original research of sufficient quality and importance to merit publication in a refereed journal.

For information about the Ph.D. program, see the Engineering section of this catalog. (Click here)

Research facilities

The department is located in the engineering complex. This facility has been designed to provide an excellent academic environment. There are numerous well-equipped instructional and research laboratories including the computer laboratories, signal and image processing laboratory, electronics lab, communication circuits laboratory, bioengineering laboratory, energy systems laboratory, and solid-state electronics laboratory.

Extensive computing resources are available to the department. These cover a wide range including: PCs, workstations, and servers. Access to supercomputers is also available.

Financial support

Research and teaching assistantships are available on a competitive basis. Students on half-time assistantships pay in-state fees. Graduate students have either teaching, research, or both responsibilities.

Career opportunities

Graduate study in electrical engineering will prepare engineers to pursue careers in many diverse, high technology areas. These careers can be in government, industry, or academia. Possible areas of employment are communications systems, medical equipment design, computer design and applications, power generation and distribution, automotive systems, manufacturing systems, and so on. Electricity and electronics are so necessary for our quality of life that it is difficult to find an area in which electrical engineers and computer engineers are not employed.




Doctor of Philosophy

Master of Science


Electrical and Computer Engineering