Overview of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is the largest and one of the oldest academic units within the Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State University (MSU) . Housed in the 95,000 square foot Simrall Building, the Department includes 27 faculty members, 10 administrative and research support staff members, and typically 35 to 40 graduate teaching and research assistants.
The Department conducts undergraduate and graduate educational programs that lead to the Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Doctorate degrees in both Electrical and Computer Engineering. The Computer Engineering program is administered jointly with the Department of Computer Science Engineering. Enrollment includes approximately 450 undergraduate students and 175 graduate students. The main emphasis areas within the Department include: Communication Systems, Feedback Control Systems, Microelectronics, Electric Power Systems, Computing Systems, Signal Processing, and Electromagnetic Fields. In addition, the Department offers off-campus video taped graduate courses in Vicksburg, Meridian, and the Stennis Space Center.
Service to government, industry, and the public is available in areas in which research is conducted and other areas in which faculty members have expertise. Short courses are also available on a continual basis, including the Meter School and topical courses such as High Voltage Measurement Techniques.
Most research in the Department is supported by government or industry. Research facilities include:
- The MSU/NSF Engineering Research Center (ERC) for Computational Field Simulation - one of twenty NSF engineering research centers in the U.S. that provides students with exciting research opportunities. It combines research in solution algorithms, grid generation, computer architecture, and computer graphics.
- The MSU High Voltage Laboratory (HVL) - located in the Simrall Building, HVL is the largest independent high voltage laboratory in the U.S. It provides an environment for an academic program as well as meeting the research and product evaluation requirements for industry.
Research and Service Activities
Some of the major areas of research and service that have been conducted by Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty are summarized in these sections: