Electrical and Computer Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University


Facts and Figures

Setting ourselves apart

connections to Chicago

companies such as Nokia Bell Labs, Motorola, and Ford, in addition to local national labs including Argonne National Laboratory and Fermilab


faculty members have NSF career or similar young investigator awards

Research Areas

A uniquely collaborative environment that encourages interdisciplinary research


Flexible curriculum, cutting-edge specializations

At both the graduate and undergraduate levels, our students work alongside top researchers in areas of specialization such as quantum communications, solid state devices, image processing, wireless communication, integrated circuits/VLSI, and embedded systems. Our flexible curriculum provides students with the fundamentals while allowing them to focus on their particular areas of interest.

Department News

New Transistors Spike Like Neurons

Northwestern Engineering researchers have taken a step toward realizing neuromorphic computing by creating a new transistor from nanomaterials that can generate voltage “spikes” like a neuron.

New Textbook Offers Refined Treatment of Machine Learning

The second edition of Machine Learning Refined co-authored by Northwestern Engineering's Jeremy Watt, Reza Borhani, and Aggelos K. Katsaggelos aims to meet the growing demand for educational resources on machine learning fundamentals.

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