Iowa State is a Research I university, which means you can participate in pioneering research. The National Research Council recently ranked our electrical engineering PhD program among the top 28 nationwide.
Graduate students in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) can customize their master’s or PhD degree program by choosing to specialize their research and classroom study in one of the following 10 core focus areas:
- Bioengineering (Group chair: Jaeyoun Kim)
- Communications and signal processing (Group chair: Namrata Vaswani)
- Computing and networking systems (Group chair: Phillip Jones)
- Electric power and energy systems (Group chair: Ian Dobson)
- Electromagnetics, microwave, and nondestructive evaluation (Group chair: Jiming Song)
- Microelectronics and photonics (Group chair: Sumit Chaudhary)
- Secure and reliable computing (information assurance) (Group chair: Yong Guan)
- Software systems (Group chair: Srikanta Tirthapura)
- Systems and controls (Group chair: Umesh Vaidya)
- VLSI (Group chair: Ayman Fayed)
Graduate students also may select the ECpE department as their home department to pursue a degree in one of the following interdepartmental degree programs:
Past Graduate Student Research
To see theses and dissertations of our former graduate students, view our graduate student thesis archives.