The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Rice University provides high-quality undergraduate and graduate education. We emphasize fundamental principles that respond to and create technological change. Our programs are designed to challenge the exceptional ability of Rice students, ensuring that our graduates are prepared for leadership roles. Our research efforts involve students from all levels and concentrate on developing our fundamental understanding of scientific, mathematical, and engineering principles. We turn results into algorithms, analysis techniques, and prototypes that extend technology's frontier.
With our broad range of research, we are making a deep impact in communities throughout the world. Rice is known worldwide for developing new cancer therapies, devising incredible next-generation tools to rapidly identify proteins and viruses, and designing architecture for wireless networks and embedded systems architectures. As we continue to build on decades of groundbreaking work in DSP algorithms, wireless communications, networking, and image processing, we are ahead of the curve in emerging areas such as biomedicine, neural engineering, and nanotechnology.
Our faculty is dedicated to giving our students the best engineering education possible. Rice has gained a national reputation for its academic programs and research activities, and we offer a wealth of opportunities for our faculty and students to contribute to a broad spectrum of research.