UCLA Electrical and Computer Engineering At-A-Glance

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department is one of seven academic departments in the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science (HSSEAS). The Department is administratively divided into three research areas: Circuits & Embedded Systems, Physical & Wave Electronics, and Signals & Systems, although much of our research is multi-disciplinary and features collaborations in various fields including medicine, physics, mathematics, and theater & film.

The core leadership of the Department is led by the department Chair, three Vice Chairs (Undergraduate Affairs, Graduate Affairs, Industrial Relations) and three Area Directors (one for each of the above research areas). The faculty consists of 46 ladder faculty, 15 courtesy/joint faculty, 10 adjunct faculty, 14 emeriti faculty and 12 lecturers.

Facts and Figures

Faculty Honors and Awards

National Academy of Engineering Members: 16
National Academy of Science Members: 3
Society Fellows: 47
NSF CAREER Awards: 18
Okawa Foundation Awards: 16

Recent awards include:

  • 2015 EE Distinguished Alumni Award – Prof. Asad Abidi.
  • 2014 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor – Prof. Aydogan Ozcan.
  • Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors and Eminent Member of IEEE-HKN – Distinguished Adjunct Prof. Asad M. Madni.
  • Honorary Degree from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona – Prof. Tatsuo ltoh.
  • IET Achievement Medal – Prof. Bahram Jalali.
  • Kavli Fellow and Lot Shafai Mid-Career Distinguished Achievement Awardee – Prof. Mona Jarrahi.
  • Isaac Newton Medal – Prof. Eli Yablonovich.

Department Rankings

US News and World Report [graduate program]: 14th (2015)
QS World University Rankings: 4th (2017)
National Research Council R-Rankings [doctoral program]: 9th (2010)
Nanyang Technological University’s study on Integrated Circuits Design Research: 2nd (2008)
Microsoft Academic Search H-index over 10 yr period: 1st (May 2012)

Student Admissions

In AY 2014-2015, 424 of 1814 applicants were admitted to the undergraduate program. In the graduate program, 409 of 2010 applicants were admitted.

Degrees Conferred

In AY 2014-2015, a total of 355 degrees were conferred: BSEE (158), MSEE (161), PhD (36).

Research Funding

For 2014-2015, a total of $26.3M was received, including $16.5M from federal agencies and $8.3M from industry.