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Our graduates are successful professionals in today's diverse, global environment, and are able to adapt to new and shifting technologies, in whatever career path they choose to pursue. This includes careers in electrical engineering through employment in industry, government or private practice, as well as careers in other engineering or professional disciplines such as bioengineering, computer engineering, business, law, or medicine. Our graduates will also pursue advanced study in electrical engineering or other engineering or professional fields.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh emphasizes educational programs that combine theory with practice in the electrical engineering field. Whether students want a broad understanding of electrical engineering, or want to place specific emphasis on interests like computers, telecommunications and signal processing, or electronics, the department offers the education that sparks great careers.


Pitt ECE researchers capture IEEE IAS Outstanding Paper Award for research involving tandem hot strip mill controls

Electrical & Computer

PITTSBURGH (February 10, 2015) … Two University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering faculty were recognized by the IEEE  Industry Application Society (IAS) for their research in the application of control systems for improving the performance of metal rolling mills. John Pittner, PhD, rese


Swanson School announces 2015 roster of Distinguished Alumni

All SSoE News, Bioengineering, Chemical & Petroleum, Civil & Environmental, Electrical & Computer, Industrial, MEMS

PITTSBURGH (January 26, 2015) … Seven alumni who have made an impact across public, private and government sectors will be recognized by the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering with the 51 st Annual Distinguished Alumni Awards. The award honors those Pitt alumni who have made


Swanson School’s Dr. Gregory Reed named Director of Pitt’s Center for Energy

All SSoE News, Electrical & Computer

PITTSBURGH (December 17, 2014) … Gregory Reed, PhD , professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering, has been appointed Director for Pitt's Center for Energy in the Swanson School, according to an announcement by Gerald D. Holder


ECE's Dr. Steven Levitan named 2015 IEEE Fellow

All SSoE News, Electrical & Computer

PITTSBURGH (December 8, 2014) … Steven P. Levitan, PhD , the John A. Jurenko Professor of Computer Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering, has been named an IEEE Fellow, effective January 1, 2015. Dr. Levitan was recognized "for contributions to mixed-techno


Pitt engineering and corporate research group receives nearly $1 million DOE grant for nuclear power safety research

All SSoE News, Electrical & Computer

PITTSBURGH (October 22, 2014) … Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh were awarded a $987,000 grant from the Department of Energy's Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP) to develop radiation-hard, multi-functional, distributed fiber optical sensor networks to improve safety and operation

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