Alan Sahakian
As Chair of the EECS Department, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our website. We are proud of our internationally renowned faculty, state-of-the-art research equipment, and the considerable resources offered by a great university. We combine those advantages with an uncommon commitment to our students, thus attracting the best applicants.

Ours is the largest department in the McCormick School with 53 full time faculty members, about 250 undergraduate and 242 graduate students.

Several of our faculty are Chaired Professors, many are Fellows of ACM, IEEE, AAAS, APS, APA, OSA, MRS, Cognitive Science Society and Human Factors and Ergonomics, among others. A high proportion of our faculty have received PYI, NYI or CAREER awards from the National Science Foundation. Two of our emeritus faculty have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

The department offers three degree programs for undergraduate students leading to the B.S. degree: Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering and Computer Science, in addition to a Weinberg BA in Computing and Information Systems, and the option — for exceptional students — to earn a Masters alongside the BS.

The department offers graduate programs in the form of M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Visit our academics pages which will provide the starting point to learn more about the educational opportunities we offer at all levels.

Research in our EECS department spans a wide variety of disciplines essential to the growing information technology, and our faculty are organized into six research divisions:

Solid State and Photonics
Computer Engineering & Systems
Computing, Algorithms & Applications
Cognitive Systems
Signals and Systems
Graphics & Interactive Media

In addition, the department is involved with five interdisciplinary research Centers:

Center for Ultra-scale Computing and Information Security 
Center for Quantum Devices 
Motorola Center for Seamless Communications
Center for Photonic Communication and Computing 
Optimization Center

Faculty research groups are thriving, due in no small part to their extensive interdisciplinary collaborations and the undergraduate research opportunities they offer.

On behalf of the faculty of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, I welcome you to browse our Web site, learn more about us, and contact us to learn more. If you are joining us as a student, we wish you very successful and pleasant years at Northwestern University.

Sincerely,

Alan Sahakian