Welcome Message

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the Mississippi State University (MSU) is a very special place, where we take pride in "serving students, first."

The Department offers two undergraduate Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees in computer engineering and electrical engineering. At the graduate level, the Department offers a Master of Science (M.S.) degree, and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in electrical and computer engineering. The Department also offers an accelerated M.S. degree (B.S. + M.S.). Since 2002, the Department has been pioneering distance learning as being the only major research university within the U.S. that offers distance PhD degree in electrical and computer engineering.

The primarily research activities of the Department are broadly classified as in: (a) Computer Systems and Microelectronics; (b) Communications and Electromagnetics; (c) Signal Processing and Machine Learning; and (d) Power, Controls, and High Voltage. The Department for several years has consistently maintained research expenditures of over $10M. The Department has strong ties with several centers and institutions of the High Performance Computing Collaboratory (HPC²) at the MSU, such as Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems (CAVS), Geosystems Research Institute (GRI), and Northern Gulf Institute (NGI). The Department also has strong ties with the Raspet Flight Research Laboratory (RFRL) – a nationally recognized leader in the field of experimental aviation research. The research activities within the ECE are funded through grants from National Science Foundation (NSF), U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Department of Justice (DOJ), Army Research Laboratory (ARL), Office of Naval Research (ONR), National Institute for Justice (NIJ), Airforce Research Laboratory (AFRL), etc.

The Department is housed within the Simrall Hall, named after ECE Professor Emeritus and Dean Emeritus of Engineering. The Simrall Hall is home to 23 tenure/tenure track (including 7 endowed professors, 5 NSF CAREER awardees, 1 NIJ Early Career Awardee,  2 IEEE Fellows, and 1 SPIE Fellow), 3 clinical faculty, 10 professional and support staff, and over 700 undergraduate and graduate students of ECE. The Department houses the largest High Voltage Laboratory among North American Universities and soon will be home to one of the only four NSF Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) in the U.S.

This is truly an exciting place to be at, and I encourage you to visit us and explore myriad of possibilities with us – Hail State!

Samee U. Khan
Head and James W. Bagley Chair Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Mississippi State University