Wenjia Zhou Wins Best Paper Award & Best Poster Award
He collected the awards at the SPIE Photonics West 2016 Conference & CNST Nanotechnology Workshop in 2016. read more
Haoqi Zhang Discusses Pair Research in Interview
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SAVI Camera Ditches Long Lens for Distant Images
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Helping Students Learn by Sketching
Sketch Worksheets software analyzes and provides feedback on student sketches.read more
Chevallier Awarded Best Student Oral Presentation Award
The event focused on exploratory research in electronic and photonic materials and devices.read more
Welcome to the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science is the largest department at Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering, boasting internationally renowned faculty members, advanced research equipment, and the considerable resources offered by a great university.
The department is comprised of three academic divisions: electrical engineering, computer engineering, and computer science—each conducting important, groundbreaking research, each offering undergraduate and graduate degrees.
At Northwestern, we have woven electrical engineering, computer engineering, and computer science together into a cohesive unit. This powerful combination enhances interdisciplinary collaboration among students and faculty members, creating research opportunities that cross traditional boundaries.Interested in studying CS CE EE?
The electrical engineering division explores and develops new ideas in areas such electronic circuits, solid-state electronics, electromagnetics, optics, lasers, controls, digital signal processing, communications, and networks.
The computer engineering division studies and contributes to significant advances in a number of areas, including digital logic, electronic circuits, computer architecture, robotics, operating systems, and parallel computing.
The computer science division researches and develops new ideas in all areas of computer science: operating systems; compilers; databases; networking; distributed systems; parallel systems; image-based modeling and rendering; intelligent systems and problem-solving education; computer graphics; and theoretical computer science.
Faculty members in the department associate with six research interest groups, which span across the academic divisions:
- Cognitive Systems
- Computer Engineering and Systems
- Computing, Algorithms, and Applications
- Graphics and Interactive Media
- Signals and Systems
- Solid State and Photonics
Collaborative research is also conducted by our groups and labs and research centers and within each academic division: electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science. Please explore our technical reports for important research papers published within this department.
|Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science|
|Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering|
|Bachelor of Science in Computer Science|
|Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering|
|Combined BS/MS Degree Program|
|Minor in Computer Science|
Explore special programs in the department, including undergraduate honors, certificates and minors, internship opportunities, and study abroad.
|Master of Science in Computer Engineering|
|Master of Science in Computer Science|
|Master of Science in Electrical Engineering|
|PhD in Computer Engineering|
|PhD in Computer Science|
|PhD in Electrical Engineering|
PhD candidates may elect to participate in the Crown Family Graduate Internship Program. Computer science PhD students may earn a specialization in cognitive science by taking six cognitive science courses.