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About the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)


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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)
4-174 Keller Hall
200 Union Street SE
Minneapolis, MN

ECE Department phone list

Department statistics (five-year average)
151 Bachelors degrees per year           45 Faculty
88 Masters degrees per year               58 Teaching assistants
30 Ph.D. degrees per year                 146 Research assistants

ECE students and faculty exemplify the University's motto "Driven to Discover." Since 1887, when the first course in electrical engineering was offered at the University of Minnesota, we've grown to be one of the leading international programs in electrical and computer engineering education and research.

ECE faculty and students serve as key sources of scientific and engineering talent, expertise, and innovative ideas for communication, software, electronics and biotechnology companies worldwide.
     • Established in 1891
     • Ranked consistently among the top 20 of all electrical and computer engineering programs in the United States
     • One of 12 departments and 20 research centers and institutes that comprise the University of Minnesota's College of Science and Engineering.

A survey of College of Science and Engineering (CSE) graduates, and ECE graduates in particular, reported more than 4,000 alumni-founded companies that are active today. Companies started by CSE alumni employ more than half a million people worldwide and generate $90 billion in annual revenue.

Created by University of Minnesota students
• ECE Senior Design Show - the capstone design projects created by seniors in the program.
• Imaging Skins - Optics microscopic cameras
• Nanowires – Nanotechnology
• Daedalus - The Solar Vehicle Project 2013

Current faculty research areas
• Biomedical and Biological Computational Methods, Devices, and Systems
• Communications, Signal Processing, and Networking
• Computer Engineering, VLSI, and Circuits
• Fields, Photonics, and Magnetic Recording Technology
• Micro and Nano Structures
• Sustainable Energy Systems, Power Electronics, and Drives
• Systems and Control

Campus Collaborations
Charles Babbage Institute
Technology Leadership Center
Center for Transportation Studies (CTS)
Characterization Facility
Digital Technology Center (DTC)
Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA)
Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC)
Medical Devices Center
Multi-Axial Sub-assemblage Testing Laboratory (MAST) 
Minnesota Nano Center (MNC)
UNITE Distributed Learning
Supercomputing Institute

ECE Annual Events
• ECE Senior Design Shows (late spring and late fall)
• Solar Vehicle Project
• Weekly field expert colloquium and special seminars

Visitor information and resources
Location: Keller Hall is located at 200 Union St. SE on the East Bank Campus of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minn.
The ECE main office is located in 4-174.

Nearest parking facility: Washington Avenue Ramp (across the street from Keller Hall 
Other parking structures include:
Church Street Garage
University Avenue Ramp 
Weisman Art Museum Garage

Nearest hotel: The Commons Hotel – Minneapolis  (one block east of Keller Hall, and is connected by an enclosed skyway to the Washington Avenue Ramp.)
Slightly further east: Days Inn-University
West near Web Bank Campus: Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown 

Visitor Resource
University of Minnesota Visitor Information 
Campus maps
Greater Minneapolis Convention and Visitors Association
St. Paul Convention and Visitors Bureau
Bloomington Convention and Visitors Bureau
Mall of America
Minnesota Office of Tourism