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Welcome from the Acting Department Head

Dr. George Hamer

Thank you for visiting the SDSU Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department website. We offer a unique combination of academic and research programs that we'd like to share with you. Our department is comprised of 23 faculty, over 400 undergraduates, and over 90 graduate students.

Students choose from two undergraduate programs—Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Both programs provide students with a strong education in the classroom and the laboratory. Our Electrical Engineering and Computer Science programs are each ABET accredited. Although we are part of the largest university in the state, our programs have small classes, taught by professors who know you by your first name. A majority of our graduates find full-time employment well before they graduate, with the remainder shortly after graduation, and are sought after by leading companies locally and nationwide.

We also have three graduate degree programs: Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering. Students in the M.S. programs are able to participate in a wide range of research activities including power and energy systems, photovoltaic devices and systems, nano-sensors and machines, signal and image processing, system optimization, wireless networks, and software security. Our Ph.D. program focuses on alternative energy systems, nano materials and devices, and satellite calibration, providing students with in-depth studies in a variety of innovative technologies.

Our research centers include the Center for Advanced Photovoltaics, the Photo Active Nanoscale Systems research group, and the SDSU Image Processing Laboratory. Faculty in these centers are developing a variety of new technologies ranging from global calibrated images of the earth's surface to nano-scale electronic and electromechanical devices. Our Alternative Power Technology project is developing novel microgrid systems to reduce the U.S. military's need for petroleum-based power.

As you can see, a lot is happening in our department!  I invite you to explore some of these activities and opportunities as they are presented in these web pages. Better yet, schedule a date to visit us!

Dr. George Hamer
SDSU EECS Department