Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Doctors collaborate with electrical and computer engineers to create better techniques and tools for everything from diagnoses to surgical procedures. Electrical and computer engineers are needed to make these tools as informative, safe, and affordable as possible.

ECE-trained students will improve the tools of diagnosis to give doctors more useful information, and to cut the cost for patients. ECE researchers have made MRI with clearer images and CT scans with a lower dose of X-ray radiation, lasers that could monitor glucose levels without a needle, and sensors that can track glaucoma symptoms from inside your body. You can also help develop new tools like brain probes that give us previously unseen looks at how our bodies work.


This project created an algorithm to create high-quality CT scans from a much lower dose of radiation. CT scans require a high X-ray dose to create a quality image for doctors to examine a patient, but this algorithm greatly reduces that dose.

ECE researchers are using super-continuum lasers as a non-invasive tool that can measure a teaspoon of glucose in the blood system. This can lead to pain-free diabetes treatment.
Predicting flu Al Hero
Thanks to research on the human genome's response to viral illnesses, ECE researchers can build a mathematical algorithm that can predict whether or not an individual is susceptible.

ECE at Work

Mapping the brain: Probes with tiny LEDs shed light on neural pathways
With the help of LEDs as small as neurons, ECE researchers are unlocking the secrets of neural pathways in the brain.
Using Data Science to Achieve Ultra-Low Dose CT Image Reconstruction
ECE researchers are developing an improved approach to low-dose X-ray CT image formation with information from a big-data corpus of regular-dose images. 

Students Make a Change

Volunteers Bring M-HEAL Solutions to Peru
Members of student organization M-HEAL had the opportunity to do medical volunteer work around Cusco, Peru.
M-HEAL Team Works to Improve Care for Premature Infants
Another M-HEAL team designed a heated incubator to help keep low birth weight and premature infants warm and healthy.

ECE Tech in the World