OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

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About Oregon State EECS

By the Numbers: 1,200 undergraduate students; 125 MS students; 180 PhD students; $1.6M in scholarships awarded to EECS students this year; 11,000 alumni; 47 teaching faculty; 43% of current faculty have won young investigator/CAREER awards; $10M research funding last year; 8 spinoff companies; 5 licenses; 14 professional society fellows; 26 national & international faculty recognition awards

The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art education that prepares our students to be successful in engineering practice, advanced studies and research.

Our undergraduates experience authentic engineering experiences and a culture of innovation. EECS is one of the largest graduate programs within the university, with internationally recognized research programs in the areas of Mixed Signal Integration, Computer Graphics and Vision, Energy Systems, Intelligent Information Systems, Learning and Adaptive Systems, Materials and Devices, and End Users Software Engineering.

Undergraduate Programs

  • ABET accredited programs leading to B.S in Electrical and Computer Engineering or B.S. in Computer Science.
  • Revolutionary, award-winning educational programs that use personal learning platforms.
  • Year-long senior design/capstone course with industry sponsorship and participation.
  • MECOP internship program (places selected students in industry for two different six-month internships).
  • Unique program in computer science that is the only one in the nation that offers a bachelor’s degree online for post-baccalaureate students and can be completed in one year.
  • 2,000 enrolled students.
  • Approximately $450,000 awarded by EECS to undergraduates each year.

Graduate Programs

  • Strong graduate programs leading to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees.
  • 330 enrolled students.
  • EECS Ph.D. students make up 20% of OSU’s Ph.D. enrollment.

Department Highlights

Research Collaboration

  • Over $11M in research expenditures (last fiscal year)
  • Our faculty are bringing their collective talents together to conduct translational research — concepts that go from ideas to impact. Examples of this research include:
Graphics and Visualization

Creating information visualization systems to help people become more aware of their energy consumption habits to encourage energy conservation.

AI | Machine Learning | Algorithms

Developing complex algorithms to help biological and ecological engineers speed up their work to create microbial fuel cells for alternative energy.

Software Engineering | Usability

Nationally recognized research in end-user software engineering to improve software for all users, including non-programmers.

Analog/Mixed Signal Design

Developing small wireless devices that are body-worn and non-invasive, for continuous monitoring of a variety of vital signs in elderly adults, to enable early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Networking | Communications

Accurate location tracking of patients using novel localization algorithms using ultra-wide band signals.

Energy Systems

Developed and successfully tested direct-drive technologies for harvesting ocean wave energy.

Materials and Devices

Developing magnetic “nanobeads” to detect chemical toxins used in bioterrorism, including such concerns as anthrax, ricin or smallpox.

Fellows

  • 9 IEEE Fellows
  • 1 AAAS Fellow
  • 3 ACM Fellows
  • 1 American Assoc . for Intelligence Fellow

Fellow Awards

  • IEEE Centennial Medal
  • IEEE CAS Society Golden Jubilee Medal
  • IEEE Third Millennium Medal
  • IEEE CAS Education Award
  • IEEE Educational Activities Board Major Educational Innovation Award
  • IEEE Gustav Robert Kirchoff Award
  • IEEE Mac Van Valkenburg Award
  • IEEE CAS Society Technical Achievement Award
  • IEEE I&M Society Andrew Chi Prize
  • IEEE CAS Society Darlington Award
  • National Eta Kappa Nu C. Holmes MacDonald Teaching Award

CAREER Awards

  • 21 NSF Presidential Young Investigator/CAREER or Department of Energy Early Career Awards

National Recognition

  • Bella Bose: Southern Methodist University Computer Science and Engineering 40th Anniversary Award for Academic Accomplishment (2008)
  • Ted Brekken: IEEE Power & Energy Society Outstanding Young Engineer Award (2011)
  • Margaret Burnett: IBM Int’l Faculty Award (2007 & 2008)
  • Paul Cull: Life Membership, Association for Computing Machinery(2013); 50 Year Award, Mathematical Association of America (2013)
  • Terri Fiez: IEEE Major Educational Innovative Award (2007)
  • Ron Metoyer: Modern Day Technology Leadership Award, BEYA Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Global Competitiveness Conference (2009)
  • Cherri Pancake: Woman of Achievement, Oregon Commission for Women (2006); HPCwire’s “People to Watch” list (2005)
  • Gabor Temes: IEEE CAS Mac Van Valkenburg Award (2009); IEEE Gustav Robert Kirchhoff Award (2006); IEEE Third Millennium Medal (2000); IEEE CAS Education Award; IEEE CAS Golden Jubilee Medal (1999); IEEE Graduate Teaching Award (1998); IEEE Centennial Medal (1994); IEEE CAS Society Technical Achievement Award (1989); IEEE I&M Society Andrew Chi Prize (1985); IEEE CAS Distinguished Lecturer (1991-1992, 2001-2002); Darlington Award of IEEE CAS Society (1969, 1981); honorary doctorate, Technical Univ of Budapest
  • Annette von Jouanne: OMSI Genius Award (2009), International Energy Ocean Conference Energy Pioneer Award (2008), National Eta Kappa Nu C. Homes MacDonald Outstanding Teaching Award (2005)
  • Andreas Weisshaar: NSF Program Director (2008-2011)