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Master of Science in Computer Engineering

Faculty working with Students: 46
Students: 1
Students receiving assistantships or scholarships: 0%
Priority deadline:
  • Fall January 10th
  • Spring July 1st
Campus:
  • Pullman: Yes
Tests required:
  • 93 TOEFL Minimum score

Degree Description:

The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science offers an outstanding education, providing first-rate preparation for careers in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering and Computer Science. US News and World Report ranks WSU’s Electrical Engineering graduate program 68th among nearly 180 PhD granting EE programs in the U.S.
The program must consists of 30 or more hours of credit including 21 or more hours of coursework for which a grade of A-F is given and nine or more credits of thesis research (EE 700).

Admission Requirements:

(3) Letters of Recommendation; Statement of Purpose and Transcripts

Student Learning Outcomes:

All graduates will be able to:

  1. Students have general mastery of their field of study in Computer Engineering.
  2. Students have mastery of knowledge in a specialized area.
  3. Students are able to conduct state-of-the-art research in a specialize area that makes a contribution to the knowledge base.
  4. Students can effectively communicate their research in oral and written form.
  5. Students are able to disseminate research results in archival literature.

Student Opportunities:

Computer engineering is a field of study that encompasses the fundamental principles, methods, and modern tools for the design and implementation of computing systems. Advances in technology are yielding smaller and higher-performance computer systems permeating into a wide range of applications, from communication systems to consumer products and common household appliances. The computer engineering program provides a balanced perspective of both hardware and software elements of computing systems, and of their relative design trade-offs and applications. Computer engineering builds upon fundamental courses in mathematics, science, and the engineering disciplines to achieve a sound knowledge foundation and to develop breadth. Laboratory experiences are emphasized to provide students with background on experimental design and simulation techniques. Since core course sequences are completed in the junior year, students are able to pursue their career objectives with opportunities to select from a broad spectrum of elective courses. These include a wide range of computer engineering topics such as hardware design, VLSI design, embedded systems, computer architecture, networking, and operating systems.

Career Opportunities:

Research Positions in National Labs,Positions in Teaching EECS, Positions in Industry for EECS, and Technical positions in major leading companies across the country and world.

Career Placements:

Recent Graduates are working at Boeing, Hewlett Packard, Transmarket Group, Microsoft, Expedia, Verizon, Amazon, PNNL, Intel, SEL

Faculty Members:

Arnaoudova, Venera, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Software engineering, particularly, software evolution, analysis of source code lexicon and documentation, empirical software engineering, refactoring, patterns, and anti-patterns

Bakken, David Edward, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Infrastructure software, middleware.
GridStat: next-generation wide-area mission critical data delivery for the power grid

Belzer, Benjamin Joseph, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Bose, Anjan, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Broschat, Shira Lynn, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Cook, Diane Joyce, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, data mining, robotics, smart environments, and parallel algorithms for artificial intelligence.

Dang, Zhe, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Model-checking and testing for infinite-state and/or real-time systems
Automata theory and Membrane computing systems (P systems)

Delgado-Frias, Jose G, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Doppa, Janardhan Rao, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Machine Learning

Dubey, Anamika, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Developing methods and analytics to facilitate an efficient, secure, resilient, adaptable, and economic power supply

Fischer, Thomas Robert, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Gebremedhin, Assefaw, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Algorithms, Data Science, Machine Learning

Ghasemzadeh, Hassan, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Embedded System Design

Gupta, Subhanshu, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Broadband sampling architectures
High-speed interconnects and sensor interfaces
High-speed data converters
Biomedical imaging and signal processing for circuit design

Hahn, Adam, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Security

Haipeng, Cai, PhD

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Software Engineering, Program Analysis, Software Evolution, Software Reliability, Security and Privacy

Hauser, Carl H, Ph.D.

Serves as: co-chair or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Distributed Systems, Networking, Concurrent Programming Models and Mechanisms, Programming Language Implementations.

Heo, Deuk Hyoun, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Holder, Lawrence, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Hudson, Scott, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Hundhausen, Christopher, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Human-centered Environments for Learning and Programming Lab: Design and empirical evaluation of computer technologies and pedagogical approaches that help undergraduate students learn within the domains of engineering and computer science.

Ji, Shuiwang, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Machine learning, data mining, computational biology, and computational neuroscience

Kalyanaraman, Anantharaman, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Computational biology and bioinformatics; high-performance computing; combinatorial pattern matching.

Kim, Dae Hyun, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Three-Dimensional Integrated Circuits (3D ICs) and Systems
Low-Power and High-Performance Computer Systems
Design Methodologies and Optimization Algorithms for Emerging Technologies and Systems

Lewis, Robert R, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Liu, Chen-Ching, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Lotfifard, Saeed, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Power Systems

Mehrizi-Sani, Ali, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Integration of renewable energy resources in the power system, Power electronics interfaces for distributed generation, Control and management of microgrids and smart grid, Power system applications of power electronics.

Miller, John H, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Olsen, Robert G, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Osman, Mohamed A, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Pande, Partha Pratim, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Pedrow, Patrick D, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Roy, Sandip, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Saberi, Ali, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Optimal Control, Non Linear Systems and Control, Linear Systems and Control, Linear Robust Control, Filtering and Inverse Filtering, Fault Detection and Isolation, Dynamic and Complex Networks, Control, Communications, and Signal Processing, Constrained Control Problems, Complex Systems, Adaptive Control and Filtering

Schneider, John Brand, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Schulz, Noel

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Shirazi, Behrooz, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Sivakumar, Krishnamoorthy, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Srivastava, Anurag K, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Stability, security and vulnerability analysis Real time modeling and simulation Testing and validation of smart grid algorithms and devices Intelligent control application Distributed generation and micro-grid Decision support and situational awareness using phasor data Interoperability and data integration

Stoorvogel, Anton, Ph.D.

Serves as: co-chair or member on graduate committee

Taylor, Matthew E., Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

My research focuses on agents, physical or virtual entities that interact with their environments. My main goals are to enable individual agents, and teams of agents, to learn tasks in real world environments that are not fully known when the agents are designed; perform multiple tasks, rather than just a single task; and
allow agents to robustly coordinate with, and reason about, other agents.
Additionally, I am interested in exploring how agents can learn from humans, whether the human is explicitly teaching the agent, the agent is passively observing the human, or the agent is actively cooperating with the human on a task.

Tosic, Predrag, Ph.D.

Serves as: co-chair or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Data science, machine learning, intelligent agents, large-scale data mining and AI, yber-physical systems, distributed coordination and control, large-scale complex networks, mathematical models and algorithms for smart energy and other grids

Venkatasubramanian, Vaithianath, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Wang, Kung-Chi, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Wu, Yinghui, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Big data, databases systems and data management, with emphasis on graph database, graph query models and languages, distributed and dynamic graphs.

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