The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers programs leading to the Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.) and Master of Engineering (M.E.) degrees in Electrical Engineering and in Computer Engineering, and Ph.D. in Computer Engineering. The M.S.E. program is research oriented and requires a formal research thesis while the M.E. program is course oriented. The programs provide advance participation in specialized areas of electrical and computer engineering for recent graduates and working engineers who wish to improve their technical capabilities.
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has a number of distinguished faculty members with specialties in several interesting and groundbreaking fields, including: intelligent systems, renewable energy, robotics, embedded systems, VLSI design, power engineering, optical sensors and processing, numerical methods in electromagnetics and autonomous vehicle and navigation.
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering features a variety of laboratories equipped with sophisticated equipment to meet the needs of students in their preparation for scholarship beyond their degrees. The department has laboratories with hands- on equipment in robotics, power systems, computer-driven instrumentation, and telecommunication. Also, there is a vehicle autonomy and intelligence lab (VAIL) for UAV research and an electro- optics laboratory for designing optical sensors and optical wireless systems. An RFID and wireless technology laboratory provides opportunities for students to design and study wireless systems. We are one of 44 programs worldwide that are level I certified by Keysight Technologies for training RF ready engineers.
In 2021-2023, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering was awarded over $3,000,000 for research from a variety of organizations across the country, including NSF, FAA, Navy, NASA, EPA, the Miratech Corporation, the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology.
In addition, the department, together with the Tandy School of Computer Science, offers master’s and doctoral programs in computer engineering.
Kaveh Ashenayi, Ph.D., P.E., Oklahoma State University, Department Chair, Intelligent Systems, Power Engineering, Renewable Energy, Robotics, Autonomous Systems Peter J. Hawrylak, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, Embedded Systems, Wireless Devices, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) systems
Loyd Hook, IV, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, Computer Architecture, Embedded Computing, Autonomous/ Experts Piloting Systems
Nathan Hutchins, Ph.D., University of Tulsa, Computer Engineering, Safety- Critical Autonomous System
Peter G. LoPresti, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, Liquid Crystal Nonlinear Optics and Applications, Optical Sensors, Fiber Optic Communication System, Artificial Vision
Surendra Singh, Ph.D., University of Mississippi, Numerical Methods in Electromagnets, Antenna, Radar, Communications
Heng-Ming Tai, Ph.D., Texas Tech University, Graduate Adviser, Signal and Image Processing, Power System Reliability, Power Electronics