School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Research

The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science has a strong research mission that focuses on:

  • Conducting research and developing technologies that address present and future societal problems.
  • Advancing the state of the art in areas incorporating technical disciplines from electrical engineering and computer science.
  • Collaborating with researchers from other disciplines to address societal grand challenge problems.

The school’s research expenditure is approximately $7.5M ($280K per faculty) per year. Currently the school has 46 active, on-going research projects worth a total of $10.9M.

Power Engineering

EECS is renowned for its pioneering program that is focusing on improving the efficiency, reliability, and security of electric power and systems. Contact:

Data Science

EECS researchers are exploring and developing data-driven control systems for smart homes that enable the elderly and people with disabilities to stay at their homes for as long as possible; Data collection, data analytics, and data visualization projects for highly efficient electric power management in smart cities, and using big data to better understand how diet, hygiene, and cultural practices relate to human milk composition and infant health. Contact:

Smart Environments (Artificial Intelligence, Machine LearningData Science)

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science research help those who are physically or cognitively restricted through advanced technologies in artificial intelligence and machine learning. WSU researchers are developing smart environments that can reason as intelligent agents to enhance health care, resource management, security, and convenience. Contact:

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

EECS faculty are exploring genomes to discover economically important plant crops, drug and vaccine development, decoding the evolutionary history of microbes, and develop deeper understanding of the fundamentals of metabolic engineering involved in bio-energy and renewables. Contact:

Microelectronics/Computer Engineering

Faculty and staff in EECS’ Microelectronics Program are advancing wireless communication technology and developing circuits for next-generation biomedical, energy, consumer product, defense applications, and multi-core architectures. Contact:

Distributed and Networked Systems

EECS researchers are developingtechnologies for secure, high-speed communication systems. Applications range from business networking to specialized systems for improving efficiency and reliability of the electric power grid. Contact:

Systems Engineering

EECS researchers are working to develop new knowledge in the areas of control, communications, and signal processing. These areas form a theoretical foundation with applications in aerospace, robotics, power engineering, wireless communications, radar, sonar, sensor networks, and data storage systems. Contact: