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About Oregon State EECS

By the Numbers;  3,123  undergraduate students;  233  masters students;  205  doctoral students ; $2.87M  in scholarships awarded to EECS students this year ;  11,723  alumni  ; 72  teaching faculty ;  21  young investigator/CAREER awards ;  $11.2M research expenditures last year ;  9 + 5  spinoff companies + licenses ;  18 professional society fellows ;  34  national & international faculty recognition awards

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 Mixed Signal Integration, Computer Graphics and Visualization, Energy Systems, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Materials and Devices, 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.
  • 2,800 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.
  • 450 enrolled students.
  • EECS Ph.D. students make up 20% of OSU’s Ph.D. enrollment.

Department Highlights

Research Collaboration

  • Nearly $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.

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Data Science

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

Software Engineering, Human-Computer Interaction, and Programming Languages

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

Algorithms and Cryptography

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

Analog/Mixed-Signal | RF | Microwaves

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 | Computer Systems

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.

National Academy of Engineering

  • 1 NAE member


  • 10 IEEE Fellows
  • 1 AAAS Fellow
  • 3 ACM Fellows
  • 1 American Assoc. for Intelligence Fellow
  • 1 Society for Information Display 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


  • 20 NSF Presidential Young Investigator/CAREER or Department of Energy Early 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: 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)
  • Terri Fiez: IEEE Undergraduate Teaching Award (2015); IEEE Major Educational Innovative Award (2007)
  • Alex Groce: NASA Software of the Year for Mars Science Laboratory Flight Software, 2013 (MSL Flight Software team)
  • Bechir Hamdaoui:IEEE Communications Society Distinguished lecturer (2015-2017)
  • 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: National Academy of Engineering (2015); 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: National Sea Grant Research to Application Award (2012), OMSI Genius Award (2009), International Energy Ocean Conference Energy Pioneer Award (2008), National Eta Kappa Nu C. Homes MacDonald Outstanding Teaching Award (2005)
  • John Wager: Society for Information Display (SID) Special Recognition Award (2012)
  • Andreas Weisshaar: NSF Program Director (2008-2011)