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Electrical and Computer Engineering

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Building with flowers  200 Union Street SE,
  4-174 Keller Hall
  Minneapolis, MN 55455-0170
  Phone: 612-625-3300

Welcome from Department Head David J. Lilja
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is committed
to educating the
 future work force and to conducting research with
collaborators from industry and government.


Faculty and Other Job Openings



Prov. Vladimir Cherkassky to give talk at Medtronic Sumposium

Vladimir Cherkassky 2013

  Prof. Vladimir Cherkassky has been invited
  to speak at Medtronic-sponsored “Big Data
  & Advanced Analytics Symposium,” Sept. 23
  & 24 in Minneapolis. His title is “Reliable
  Prediction of Epileptic Seizures from EEG

Profs. Mo Li and Steve Koester team up to win
Air Force Basic Research Initiative Grant

Mo Li 2013

Steve Koester 2013

  Prof. Mo Li (top left) and Prof. Steve Koester
  (bottom left) team up with researchers from
  other institutes to win a $3 million grant
  from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research,
  as a part of the agency's highly competitive
  Basic Research Initiative program.

  Their team is led by University of Wash-
  ington and includes Stanford University,
  Yale University and Carnegie Mellon

  The title of the team's proposal is "2D
  Heterostructures for Integrated Nano-
  Optoelectronics". The period of the project 
  is three years.


ECE Ph.D. Candidate Mustafijur Rahman received Best in
Session Award at Techcon 2014

Mustafijur Rahman


  ECE graduate student Mustafijur Rahman
  received the Best in Session Award at
  Techcon 2014 in Analog/RF Circuit Design
  for his paper "An Ultra Low Power Multiband
  WBAN Transmitter Using a Novel ILO Based
  Modulator" authored by Mustafijur and his
  advisor Prof. Ramesh Harjani. Techcon
  2014 is conducted by Semiconductor
  Research Corporation (SRC) and was
  held on September 8 and 9 at Austin, Texas.


ECE Prof. Nokos Sidiopoulos received second NSF/BIG DATA
research award; also gave two plenaries at international

Nikos Sidiropoulos 2013





  ECE Prof. Nikos Sidiropoulos, along with
  Prof. George Karypis (Computer Science
  and Engineering) have received a $1.2
  million grant for research about learning
  and education data analytics. This is the
  second NSF BIG DATA award the team
  has received. The project title is “Learning
  Data Analytics: Providing Actionable
  Insights to Increase College Student

  In addition, Prof. Sidiropoulos provided
  plenaries at EUSIPCO, Sep. 2, 2014,
  Lisbon, Portugal (“Tensor Decomposition
  Theory and Algorithms in the Era of Big
   Data'') and at ISWCS, Aug. 28, Barcelona,
   Spain (“Frugal Sensing and Estimation
   over Wireless Networks'')


News Archives

CSE SHOP: Now Offering 3-D Printing
The CSE Shop designs, fabricates, welds, and repairs prototypes
and scientific research equipment. The shop also provides 3D printing
services, Customers can visit the shop or send drawings for estimates

THE CSE SHOP has two locations: Tate Lab, Physics Room 30 and
Mechanical Engineering , Room 2-134.

More information about the CSE Shop equipment, 3D printer, hourly rates,
and exmaples of shop work cab be found at the CSE SHOP Web Site

University of Minnesota CSE Machine Shop, Physics
116 Church Street SE, Room 30,
Minneapolis, MN 55455.
Jon Kilgore - Managing Research Engineer - kilgo001 at - (612) 624-4328
Ron Bystrom -Shop Foreman - email bystrom002 at, - (612) 624-7048
Fax (612) 624-4578

University of Minnesota CSE Shop, ME
111Church St SE, Room 2-134 ME
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Mike Jensen - Managing Research Engineer - mjjensen at - (612)-625-2062
Bob Jones - Shop Foreman- jones018 at - (612) 625-0549




2014 Fall ECE Colloquium Schedule 

Past Colloquium presenters  

College of Science and Engineering
                  Fall 2014

Math & Science Family Fun Fair  
Date: Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014
Time: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Location: Coffman Memorial Union

Institute for Engineering in Medicine

Annual Conference & Retreat
Monday, Sept. 22
8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
McNamara Alumni Center

Dr. Gary Glover, Stanford
Dr. Roger Kamm, MIT
Dr. John H. Linehan, Northwestern

Community Events of Note

Cyber Security Summit 2014
Oct. 21-22
Minneapolis, MN

Information and Resources

  • Keller Hall Hours:
    Main doors 
         7:00 a.m. - 6:00 pm  Mon. – Fri.
         8:00 a.m. - 6:00 pm  Saturday
         9:00 a.m. - 6:00 pm  Sunday
    Union and Church St. entrance
         7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Mon. – Fri.;
         Closed weekends
    Administrative office
         8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mon. – Fri.
         Closed weekends
    Annex entrance
         7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Mon. – Fri.
         Closed weekends