By the Numbers, 2016–2017; 3,579 undergraduate students (Fall 2017); 248 master’s students (Fall 2016); 232 doctoral students (Fall 2016); $3.6M in scholarships awarded to EECS students; 55 tenured/tenure-track faculty; 1 member of the national academy of engineering; 18 professional society fellows; 24 young investigator/CAREER awards; $11.5M research expenditures; 34 patents issued in the past 10 years; 14 spinoff companies + licenses; 12,465 alumni; 11th largest engineering college undergraduate enrollment nationally

Educational Mission Statement

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 Integrated Electronics, Computer Graphics and Visualization, Energy Systems, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Electronic Materials and Devices, and Software Engineering and Human Computer Interaction.

Undergraduate Programs

  • Accredited programs leading to B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering or B.S. in Computer Science (the computer systems option).
  • 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.
  • More than 3,000 enrolled students.

Graduate Programs

  • Strong graduate programs leading to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees.
  • 450 enrolled students.

Department Highlights

Research Collaboration

  • More than $12M 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:
Data Science and Engineering

Developing technology, processes, and software to enable effective access to and utilization of overwhelming amounts of information.

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

Studying theory, algorithms, and systems for making intelligent decisions in complex and uncertain environments.

Electronic Materials and Devices

Applications include transparent electronics, low-cost electronics, energy harvesting, displays, sensors, communications devices, energy-efficient optical communication, real time dosimeters, and LIDAR systems.

Integrated Electronics

Focusing on various aspects of integrated circuits and systems, microelectronic components and sensors, and advanced communication systems.

Energy Systems

Conducting research related to renewable energy, motors, generators, adjustable speed drives, power electronics, power supplies, power quality, electrical systems resiliency, and industrial process equipment and controllers.


Developing tools and techniques to protect sensitive data & infrastructure against malicious attacks.

Communications and Signal Processing

Researching various aspects of information representation, transmission, processing, and understanding.

Software Engineering and Human-Computer Interaction

Helping people develop software that is effective and accurate.

Programming Languages

Studying the design, implementation, and formalization of programming languages.

Theoretical Computer Science

Exploring the limits of computation in developing algorithms and protocols that provide provable performance guarantees.

Health Engineering

Conducting research on systems, devices, and data analysis for a variety of health related applications.

Computer Graphics and Visualization

Conducting analysis, synthesis, understanding, and manipulation of visual data such as images, video sequences, and 3D geometric content.

National Academy of Engineering

  • 1 NAE member


  • 9 IEEE Fellows
  • 1 AAAS Fellow
  • 4 ACM Fellows
  • 1 Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Fellow
  • 1 American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow
  • 1 Society for Information Display Fellow
  • 1 National Academy of Inventors 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

Young Investigator Awards

  • 24 Young Investigator/CAREER Awards

National Recognition

  • Mike Bailey: ACM SIGGRAPH Outstanding Service Award (2015)
  • 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: Computing Research Association Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentoring Award (2017); ACM CHI Academy (2016); NCWIT Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award (2015); IBM International Faculty Award (2007 & 2008)
  • Paul Cull: Life Membership, Association for Computing Machinery (2013); 50 Year Award, Mathematical Association of America (2013); E. R. Caianiello Award for Biocybernetics, European Mtg on Cybernetics & Systems Research (2004 & 2010); Forty Year Award, Mathematical Assn of America (2003)
  • Tom Dietterich: AMiner Most Influential Scholar Award (2016); Distinguished Educator Award, Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (2016)
  • Danny Dig: Google Faculty Research Award (2015 & 2016)
  • Bechir Hamdaoui: IEEE Communications Society Distinguished lecturer (2015-2017)
  • Liang Huang: Yahoo Faculty Research and Engagement Program Award (2015); Google Faulty Research Award (2010 & 2013)
  • Carlos Jensen: Red Hat open source champion (2017)
  • Cherri Pancake: Woman of Achievement, Oregon Commission for Women (2006); HPCwire’s “People to Watch” list (2005)
  • Gabor Temes: National Academy of Engineering (2015); Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) University Researcher Award(2017); 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
  • John Wager: National Academy of Inventors fellow (2017); Society for Information Display (SID) Special Recognition Award “for his pioneering contributions to the development of oxide TFTs” (2012)
  • Andreas Weisshaar: NSF Program Director (2008-2011)