Degree Programs

Programs for graduate students in electronics, computers, and systems lead to the degrees of Master of Science, Master of Engineering, Electrical Engineer, Doctor of Philosophy, and Doctor of Science. They emphasize both analysis and synthesis of devices and systems for measuring or processing signals, information, or power. Examples of research activities include processing of digital and analog signals representing audio, visual, or other information; analog and digital system design; computer architecture and software/hardware system design; design and analysis of VLSI systems; computer aided circuit design; circuit theory; electric and electronic power systems; and electronics for instrumentation and control.

The programs involve academic study, other professional training, and a thesis that serves as a professional apprenticeship in research and engineering; these components are described in more detail in the successive pages of this website.

Image, left: The Analog VLSI and Biological Systems Group, under Professor Rahul Sarpeshkar, is currently working to develop a fully-implantable brain-machine interface system capable of stimulating and recording from many areas of the brain. Applications include advanced prosthetic devices for the paralyzed and disabled, as well as potentially for restoring vision in the blind. In order for the system to be suitable for long-term implantation in the human brain, all circuits, including those used for wireless power and data telemetry, stimulation, and recording, must be designed to operate under an ultra-low power budget. Click for larger image.