EECS is everywhere.
The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science is the largest department at MIT, annually preparing hundreds of graduate and undergraduate students for career leadership in fields such as academia, research, and the high-technology industry. Part of both the Schwarzman College of Computing and the School of Engineering, MIT EECS consistently tops the U.S. News & World Report and other college rankings and is widely recognized for its world-class faculty, who provide outstanding education and conduct innovative and award-winning research.
As of January 2020, EECS has more than 1,300 undergraduates, nearly 750 graduate students, and almost 270 master’s in engineering (MEng) students. Undergraduates can enroll in 6-1 (Electrical Science and Engineering), 6-2 (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science), 6-3 (Computer Science and Engineering), 6-7 (Computer Science and Molecular Biology), or 6-14 (Computer Science, Economics, and Data Science), offered jointly with the Department of Economics. Newer joint majors include 11-6 (Urban Science and Planning with Computer Science), launched in 2018 with the Department of Urban Science and Planning, and 6-9 (Computation and Cognition), launched in 2019 with the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences.
The department is led by a key group of faculty members representing three intersecting and overlapping faculties: electrical engineering, computer science, and artificial intelligence and decision-making. Asu Ozdaglar, Mathworks Professor of EECS and Deputy Dean of Academics for the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing, is Department Head.
Nearly 130 EECS faculty members find their research homes in four major affiliate labs:
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