Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, USA
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The Ph.D. program provides a wide variety of research and course opportunities from control theory to nanofabrications, device fabrication to image processing; communications to quantum mechanics; and optics to Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) design. Collaboration is possible between departments and research centers within and outside of the College of Engineering.
Graduate studies in ECE are broad and encompass many diverse areas such as computers and digital systems, control, communications, electronics, signal processing, electromagnetics, electro-optics, physics of electronic devices, and device fabrication. As in most engineering areas, knowledge of mathematics and the natural sciences are combined with engineering fundamentals and applied to the theory, design, analysis, and implementation of devices and systems for the benefit of society. ECE’s research is focused on four areas and offers MS and Ph.D. degrees in three major program areas of research: Communications, Controls & Signal Processing (CCSP), Computer Engineering (CE), and Electronics & Photonics (EP). Also, graduate students determine and choose their program of study and will work with a faculty.