photo of murat tanikDepartment OverviewWelcome to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UAB! Over the past 35 years, our department has produced highly-trained electrical engineers who are now working in a wide variety of roles in high-tech industry, research, and education roles. We hope the information on this site will provide an overview of what ECE has to offer its students, graduates, and the UAB research community.

Murat Tanik
Wallace R. Bunn Endowed Professor and Chair
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Longtime ECE Professors Vaughn and Green Retire from UAB

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Longtime ECE faculty members David Green and Gregg Vaughn, Ph.D., were recently honored at a reception at the UAB Alumni House. The two men have more than 70 years combined experience at UAB.

Students Demonstrate Functioning Artificial Hand, Built on a Budget

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In this video, ECE students Lin Yi and Abdul Mohammed explain how they designed and built an artificial hand for the class "Applications of Embedded Processors," taught by Abi Yildirim, Ph.D. In this team project, students were tasked with designing and developing a hand using common "off-the-shelf" materials. For programming and driving the electronics, they used the Arduino (clone) board, which is available for less than $10. Mohammed and Lin, both part of the INTO UAB Program, used only $65 from their $100 budget to complete the project.

Yildirim Honored with President's Diversity Award

ece diversitySOE Director of Outreach and ECE Assistant Professor Abidin Yildirim, Ph.D., and biomedical engineering undergraduate student Sarah Owens were each recognized for their years of efforts within the local community.

Intel Donates State-of-the-Art Embedded Systems Software
ECE Student on 2nd Place Wicked Case Team

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