Why EECS?

University of Cincinnati

  • Forbes Magazine ranks UC as one of the America's most beautiful college campuses
  • US News & World Report ranks UC in the Top Tier of “America’s Best National Universities.”
  • Times Higher Education of London ranks UC among the top 200 universities in the world.
  • National Science Foundation ranks UC as one of the top 25 public research universities in the country.

College of Engineering and Applied Science

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

  • Our world-class faculty collaborate to conduct breakthrough research to address unmet challenges
  • Our innovative curriculum enables students to closely interact with pre-eminent scholars to solve complex, real world problems with creativity and innovation
  • Our graduates are employed at the best industry and academic positions across the globe
  • Our student and faculty work closely to translate research to impact industry through engineering innovation and entrepreneurship

Alumni Who Are Now Professors

Below is a list of our former graduate students now holding a faculty position ... more to come!

  • Prof. Partha Pratim Das (PhD 2012, Advisor: M.Cahay)
    Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, National Institute of Technology Karnataka,Surathkal, Mangalore 575025, India.
  • Prof. Venkataraman Muthiah-Nakarajan (MS 2003, Advisor:M.Cahay)
    Associate Professor at Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Prof. Vignesh Subbian (PhD 2014, Advisor:F.Beyette)
    Assistant Professor of Systems and Industrial Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, University of Arizona
  • Prof. Mike Borowczak (PhD 2013, Advisor:Ranga Vemuri)
    Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department, College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Wyoming.
  • Prof. Daniel Georgiev, (Ph.D. 2003, Advisor:Punit Boolchand)
    Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Toledo, Ohio
  • Prof. Fei Wang, (Ph.D. 2005, Advisor:Punit Boolchand)
    Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, California State University, Long Beach, California
  • Prof. David Ruffolo (B.S. 1985, Advisor:Punit Boolchand)
    Professor, Department of Physics, Mahidol Univ., Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Prof. Suman Datta (PhD 1999, Advisor:Ken Roenker)
    Freimann Chair Professor of Engineering, University of Notre Dame
  • Prof. Jin-Woo Choi (Ph.D., 2000, Advisor: Chong Ahn)
    Professor, Dept. Electrical Engineering, Louisiana State University (LSU), Baton Lodge, LA, USA.
  • Prof. Arum Han, (M.S., 2000, Advisor: Chong Ahn)
    Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University, USA
  • Prof. Kwang W. Oh (Ph.D., 2001, Advisor: Chong Ahn)
    Professor, Dept. Electrical Engineering, State University of New York (SUNY) Buffalo, NY, USA.
  • Prof. Hyungjin Cho (Ph.D., 2002, Advisor: Chong Ahn)
    Professor, Dept. Material Science and Mechanical Engineering, University of Central Florida (UCF), Orlando, FL USA.
  • Prof. Chien-Chong Hong, (Ph.D., 2004, Advisor: Chong Ahn)
    Professor, Department of Power Mechanical Engineering, National Tsing-Hua University, Taipei, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
  • Prof. Xiaoshan Zhu (Ph.D., 2005, Advisor: Chong Ahn)
    Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, USA
  • Prof. Chunyan Li, (Ph.D., 2007, Advisor: Chong Ahn)
    Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, Manhasset, NY, USA
  • Prof. Michael Rust (Ph.D., 2009, Advisor: Chong Ahn)
    Associate Professor, Dept. Biomedical Engineering, Western New England University, Springfield, MA, USA
  • Prof. Andrew Browne (M.D/Ph.D., 2010, Advisor: Chong Ahn)
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, College of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA
  • Prof. Joon Sub Shim, (Ph.D., 2010, Advisor: Chong Ahn)
    Associate Professor, Dept. of Wireless Communications Engineering, Kwangwoon University, Seoul, S. Korea.
  • Prof. Shekhar Bhansali (Post-Doc., 2001, Advisor: Chong H. Ahn)
    Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Florida International University (FIU), FL, USA
  • Prof. Sanghyo Kim (Post-Doc., 2001, Advisor: Chong H. Ahn)
    Professor, Department of BioNano Technology, Gachon University, Seoul, South Korea
  • Prof. Young-Soo Sohn (Post-Doc., 2002, Advisor: Chong H. Ahn)
    Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Catholic University of Daegue (CUDG), Daegu, South Korea
  • Prof. Xingguo Xiong, (Ph.D., 2005, Advisor: Wen-Ben Jone)
    Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA
  • Prof. Srinivas Katkoori, (Ph.D., 1997, Advisor: Ranga Vemuri)
    Professor, Dept Computer Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, U of South Florida, Tampa.
  • Prof. Nazanin Mansouri, (Ph.D., 2001, Advisor Ranga Vemuri)
    Assistant Professor, Dept Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Portland
  • Prof. Iyad Ouaiss, (Ph.D., 2002, Advisor: Ranga Vemuri) 
    Professor, Dept of Electrical and Computer Eng, School of Engineering, Lebanese American University, Lebanon
  • Prof. Alex Doboli, (Ph.D.,2000, Advisor: Ranga Vemuri)
    Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Stony Brook University, State University of New York
  • Prof. Nael Abu-Ghazaleh, (Ph.D., 1997, Advisor: Phil Wilsey)
    Professor, Electrical and Computer Science and Engineering, University of California-Riverside
  • Prof. Dhananjai M. Rao, (Ph.D., 2003, Advisor: Phil Wilsey)
    Associate Professor, Dept. of Computer Science & Software Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing, Miami University
  • Prof. Xiaodong (Frank) Zhang (Ph.D., 2001   Advisor: Marios Polycarpou)
    Associate Professor, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Wright State University
  • Prof. (John) Marty Emmert, (Ph.D., 1999, Advisor: Dinesh Bhatia)
    Professor, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Cincinnati
  • Prof. Mads Almassalkhi, (BSEE, 2008)
    Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering, University of Vermont
  • Prof. Suryadip Chakraborty, (Ph.D., 2016, Advisor: Dharma Agrawal )
    Assistant Professor, Johnson C. Smith University
  • Prof. Paul Chow (Ph.D. 1982, Advisor: Andrew Steckl)
    Professor, Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY
  • Prof. Jason Heikenfeld (Ph.D. 2001, Advisor: Andrew Steckl)
    Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH
  • Prof. Dong-Seon (Don) Lee (Ph.D. 2002, Advisor: Andrew Steckl)
    Professor, Department of Information and Communications, Gwangju University of Science and Technology, Gwangju, Korea
  • Prof. Joshua Hagen (Ph.D. 2006, Advisor: Andrew Steckl)
    Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience, West Virginia University, Morgantown WV
  • Prof. Liang-Chiun (David) Chao (Post-doc 2000, Advisor: Andrew Steckl)
    Professor, Department of Electronic Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and technology, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Prof. Dapeng (Kenny) Wu (Post-doc 2009, Advisor: Andrew Steckl)
    Professor, Institute of Chemical Physics, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China
  • Prof. Ahmed Khedr (Advisor: Raj Bhatnagar)
    Associate Professor, University of Sharjah, UAE
  • Prof. Eric Matson (Advisor: Raj Bhatnagar)
    Professor, Purdue University, Indiana, USA
  • Prof. Haiyun Bian (Advisor: Raj Bhatnagar)
    Associate Professor, Metropolitan University of Denver, CO, USA
  • Prof. Simona Doboli, Professor (and former Department Chair) of Computer Science at Hofstra University, Hepstead, NY.
  • Prof. Ming Dong, Professor of Computer Science, Co-Director, Big Data & Business Analytics Group, Co-Director, Data Science & Business Analytics MS Program at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI.
  • Prof. Charles Zimmer (PhD 2018, Advisor: Fred Beyette)
    Assistant Professor in Information Systems at Thomas Moore College, KY
  • Prof. Jun Wang (PhD 2002, Advisor: Yiming Hu)
  • Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Central Florida
  • Prof.  Yingwu Zhu (PhD 2005, Advisor: Yiming Hu)
    Associate Professor, Computer Science and Software Engineering, Seattle University
  • Prof.  Sohum Sohoni (PhD 2004, Advisor: Yiming Hu)
    Assistant Professor in Engineering and Computing Systems at Arizona State University
  • Prof.  Zhiyong Xu (PhD 2003, Advisor: Yiming Hu)
    Associate Professor, Mathematics & Computer Science,  Suffolk University
  • Prof. Atushi Inoue (Ph.D., 1999, Advisor: Anca Ralescu)
    Professor, Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics, Washington State University, Spokane, WA
  • Prof. Sofia Visa (Ph.D., 2006, Advisor: Anca Ralescu)
    Associate Professor, Computer Science, College of Wooster, Wooster, OH
  • Prof. James Logan (Ph.D., 2012, Advisor: Anca Ralescu)
    Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Monmouth College, Monmouth, IL
  • Prof. Mohammad Rawashdeh (Ph.D., 2012, Advisor: Anca Ralescu)
    Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Central Missouri University, Warrensburg, MO
  • Prof. Ahmad Rawashdeh (Ph.D., 2015, Advisor: Anca Ralescu)
    Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Central Missouri University, Warrensburg, MO
  • Prof. Delmer (Bill) Nicholson (M.S., 2008, Advisor: Karen Davis)
    Assistant Professor-Educator of Information Technology, University of Cincinnati- Clermont, Batavia, OH
  • Prof. Khaled A. Kamel
    Professor in the Computer Science Department of University of Louisville
  • Prof. Saleh Al-Jazzar (Ph.D., 2004, Advisor:  James Caffery)
    Associate Professor at the Electrical Engineering Department, Al-Zaytoonah University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
  • Prof. Xuefu (Frank) Zhou (Ph.D., 2006, Advisor: James Caffery)
    Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Cincinnati
  • Prof. CY Han
    Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Cincinnati
  • Prof. Kai Hshiong Chan
    Professor  Auburn University, Computer Science department
  • Prof. Jia-Guu Leu
    National Taipei University in Taipei, Taiwan.

Cincinnati, Ohio

Located on the northern bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati has long been an important city. Some consider Cincinnati to be the first truly American city because it was the first major inland city in the nation.  Today, the Cincinnati’s Metropolitan Statistical Area is the largest in Ohio and the 27th most populous in the United States. Because of its age and diverse population, Cincinnati has something for everyone. Here is a small sample of the cultural and entertainment resources found in the greater Cincinnati area.

Sports & Outdoor Activities

Cincinnati is home to a wide array of professional sporting teams and events including:

  • The Cincinnati Reds, America’s first professional baseball team
  • The Cincinnati Bengals, an NFL team
  • The Western & Southern Open, the historic international men’s and women’s tennis tournament
  • Minor league teams including Cincinnati Cyclones hockey, men’s and women’s Soccer teams, Cincinnati
    Commandos indoor football, Cincinnati Rollergirls roller derby, and regional Baseball teams
  • The Miami Valley Bike Trails—over 330 miles of trails to bike, rollerblade, and explore
  • Rivers to canoe and kayak (use your own or visit Morgan's or Little Miami Canoe) offering a fabulous way to explore nature

Entertainment

When it comes to finding something to do, few places can rival Cincinnati for the quality and variety of entertainment options. Some options include:

  • The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is the second oldest zoo in the USA and is a National Historic Landmark due to its significant architecture. Today it is ranked as one of the best zoos in the nation with one of the largest zoo collections featuring over 500 animal and 3000 plant species.
  • Cincinnati Art Museum—one of the oldest art museums in the nation. It features a collection of more than 60,000 works spanning 6,000 years.
  • Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra—founded in 1895, the CSO is the 5th oldest orchestra in the US, has been one of the top ranked symphonies since its inception.
  • The Cincinnati Museum Center, in Union Terminal, is home to the Museum of Natural History & Science, The Cincinnati History Museum, the Duke Energy Children’s Museum, OMNIMAX Theater, the Cincinnati History Library, and more.
  • Cincinnati has more green space for people to enjoy than almost any metropolitan city in the world. Visit any of the beautiful parks maintained by Cincinnati or Hamilton County located throughout the greater Cincinnati area for a healthy dose of nature.
  • The Newport Aquarium, located just on the other side of the Ohio River, is an award-winning facility that showcases thousands of creatures from around the world in a million gallons of water.
  • Cincinnati is the host city for festivals and special events throughout the year. Check out some of these events at cincinnatiusa.com.
  • When it comes to dining, the music scene, and just hanging out with friends, Cincinnati has so many more options that it would be impossible to try to list them all here. To learn more about what to do in Cincinnati, visit the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce.

Cincinnati Superlatives

Cincinnati has a long history of excelling in all areas of life. Here is a sample of some of Cincinnati superlatives:

  • The first municipal fire department in America was established in Cincinnati in 1853.
  • In 1870, Cincinnati became the first city in the United States to establish a municipal university—University of Cincinnati.
  • The world’s first reinforced concrete skyscraper, the Ingalls Building, was built in Cincinnati in 1903.
  • The first suspension bridge built by John A. Roebling, completed in 1866. The Brooklyn Bridge, built by Roebling in 1903, is a larger copy of this bridge.
  • First professional baseball team, Cincinnati Red stockings, began in 1869.
  • In 1906, University of Cincinnati became the first university to offer cooperative education (co-op).
  • The oldest Jewish Hospital in the country, opened in 1850, is in Cincinnati.
  • Over-the-Rhine, on the National Register of Historic Places, is the largest, most intact urban historic district in America.
  • Music Hall, home to the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Opera, is ranked as one of the best performance venues in the world acoustically and is one of the largest symphony concert halls in the world.
  • Cincinnati Union Terminal features the largest half-dome in the Western hemisphere. It also served as the model for the Hall of Justice, headquarters for the Superfriends in the DC Comics universe.
  • WEBN in Cincinnati is the longest running album-oriented rock station in the United States