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Unit 18 Lecturer

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Davis invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach courses in our department should an opening arise. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies from quarter to quarter, depending on the needs of the department.

ECE Students Vanessa and Victoria Liera's Research at UC Davis

Sisters Vanessa and Victoria Liera, Electrical Engineering (ECE) students and founders of the Club Of Future Female Electrical Engineers (COFFEE), appeared on a recent episode of UC Davis’ web show Face to Face with Chancellor May, where they discussed diversity, equity, and inclusion in the ECE department and elsewhere at UC Davis. They were also featured in the November 8th episode of the show The College Tour, available through Amazon Prime Video and a variety of streaming apps.     

UC Davis ECE Postdocs Salehi and Drescher Named 2021 CIFellows

Two UC Davis Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) postdocs, Soheil Salehi and Matthew Drescher, were recently named 2020 and 2021 Computer Innovation Fellows (CIFellows), respectively, by the Computing Research Association (CRA) and the Computing Community Consortium (CCC).

UC Davis ECE Welcomes Students Back This Fall

UC Davis’ electrical and computer engineering (ECE) department just opened its doors to 300 students, the largest first-year class in the past 15 years. A virtual fall welcome event held on Sept 21st included talks from professors and administrators and a panel presentation from current students.

UC Davis' ECE Professor Ben Yoo Earns Recognition for Research into Integrated Photonics and Quantum Wrapper Networking

UC Davis electrical and computer engineering (ECE) distinguished professor Ben Yoo recently won three grants related to his research into integrated photonics and a fourth related to quantum wrapper networking, which should bring us closer to a quantum Internet.      The first, from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) agency, for $2.4 million, focuses on building silicon electronic photonic integrated circuits in three dimensions to enable artificial intelligence and neuromorphic computin

UCD ECE professor Jane Gu's lab receives 0.68M NSF Major Research Instrumentation grant

The National Science Foundation has awarded UC Davis, electrical and computer engineering department (ECE) a Major Research Instrument Grant for ultra-high-speed data instrumentation for research in the millimeter-wave and TeraHertz frequency regime.  The ability to generate and capture electronic signals at such high frequencies is essential to the ongoing research in ECE in THz integrated circuits and systems, THz semiconductor devices and ultra-fast electronics and photonics.

UCD ECE professor John Owens Named a Fellow of the IEEE and AAAS

UC Davis’ electrical and computer engineering (ECE) professor John Owens was recently recognized as a fellow within the IEEE and the AAAS.  

His research focuses on the intersection of hardware and software, especially for graphics processing units (GPUs): writing software that works well with GPU hardware and building hardware that works well with the software engineers would like to design.  

Undergraduate Electrical and Computer Engineering Senior Design Project Courses Foster Invention

UC Davis’ electrical and computer engineering (ECE) department offers a wide-range of project-based design courses for undergraduate seniors.  

Each of these courses involves an independent open-ended design experience where students work in teams of three or more on a multidisciplinary project. Each group presents their designs for review and gives a final report. Topics for the courses include applied machine learning, the Internet of Things, analog circuits, digital systems, microwaves, THz, and light waves, among other areas of electrical and computer engineering.

We're Human Beings First, Then Engineers: Renetta Tull Speaks on Creating an Equitable Campus

Dr. Renetta Tull, UC Davis’ new Vice Chancellor of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), and adjunct professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been considering how UC Davis can become even better at fairness and inclusion. 

One way Tull encourages the College of Engineering to approach DEI is to remember that while we may be engineers, we are human beings first and can all remember to treat each other with respect. 

UC Davis' ECE Department Hosts High School COSMOS Educational Program in 2021

Since 2001, UC Davis, among four other UC campuses, has hosted the California State Summer School for Science and Mathematics (COSMOS) program. This competitive program welcomes high school students with strong aptitude for and interest in math and science to stay for four weeks on a UC campus and take courses with plenty of opportunities for hands-on activities, go on field trips with science and engineering professors and attend distinguished lectures given by world-famous speakers from different science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.