Welcome 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 Chair of Telecommunications
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Ethics in Action

Introducing the Art, Essay or App Design Challenge

The UAB Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is hosting an Art, Essay and App Design Challenge, sponsored by a grant from the UAB Quality Enhancement Project (QEP) of the Center for Teaching and Learning.

Alan Sprague, Ph.D., and Raquel Diaz-Sprague, PharmD., visiting faculty in ECE, are leading the contest. The goal is to ignite students’ imaginations, inspiring them to show through essays, art works or an app concept that kindness, respect, courtesy, collaboration, ethical conflict resolution can be practiced in everyday situations.

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ISC Collaborator Presented Work at ASU SciHub

skidmore2Frank Skidmore, M.D., an associate professor of neurology in the UAB School of Medicine who is also active in the ECE Integrated Systems Center (ISC), is pictured here with Frank Wilczek, Ph.D., a Nobel Laureate in physics who is interested in Brain Perception. Dr. Skidmore presented his recent collaborative work with the ECE-ISC at SciHub at Arizona State and participated in this transdisciplinary workshop organized by Dr. Wilczek of MIT.

Lipscomb, Tanik Collaborate on Communications Dynamics

tanik lipscomb mitMichael Lipscomb (center), a Ph.D. Candidate in the School of Engineering's Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program, is pictured here with ECE Chair Murat Tanik, Ph.D., and Frank Wilczek, Ph.D., a Nobel Laureate in physics. Lipscomb and Tanik recently visited the SciHub at Arizona State and participated in a multidisciplinary workshop organized by Wilczek. Lipscomb and Tanik are continuing their relationship with a project on "communication dynamics," which is based on Lipscomb's thesis on "An Information Provisioning Framework."

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