Message from the Chair


Welcome to the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at Florida Atlantic University. The department offers Bachelor of Science (BS), Master of Science (MS), and Ph.D. degree programs in Computer Science (CS), Computer Engineering (CE), and Electrical Engineering (EE). We also offer MS degree programs in Biomedical Engineering (BME), and Information Technology and Management (ITM). The department has launched four new degree programs: Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Computer Science, BS and MS in Data Science and Analytics (DSA), and MS in Artificial Intelligence (AI). In addition, the department offers graduate certificate programs in Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Analytics, Cyber Security, Energy Resilience, and Biomedical Engineering as well as undergraduate certificate programs in Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, and Data Science. All degree programs in the department are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and our BS programs in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Electrical Engineering are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

The EECS department has an active Industry Advisory Board which provides input on keeping research and teaching relevant to industry needs. Our department focuses on providing world-class education by integrating research with education. The department offers a wide range of courses, covering various aspects of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Electrical Engineering. BS programs include interdisciplinary capstone design courses with students from CS, CE and EE working in teams to design and prototype solutions to real-world problems. Our internship programs provide students with opportunities to work in companies to sharpen their skills before graduation. 

Department faculty actively engage in research in Autonomous Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Bioinformatics, Cyber Physical Systems, Cyber Security, Cryptographic Engineering, Data Analytics, Robotics, Deep Learning, Machine Learning, Micro and Nanotechnology in Medicine, Sensors and Internet of Things, Signal Processing, Vehicular Networks, and Visual Computing. Faculty research is sponsored by such federal agencies as the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Department of Education (DoE), the National Institute of Health (NIH), and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and many companies through our NSF-sponsored Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (IUCRC). Many of our faculty have joint appointments as fellows with Florida Atlantic University’s Institute for Sensing and Embedded Network Systems Engineering (I-SENSE) and our students participate in cutting edge research while working with faculty I-SENSE fellows

The mission of the EECS department is to serve our community by striving for teaching and research excellence. With many strong researchers shaping the future of technology and leading nationwide research, we are fast on our way to becoming a major research department. I am very enthusiastic about leading the department during this period of rapid growth with the strong support of our dynamic faculty, hardworking staff, and ambitious students.


Hari Kalva, Ph.D.
Department Interim Chair and Professor