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The Preston M. Green Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering is dedicated to advancing the frontiers of sensing, imaging, telecommunications, control, security, and sustainable energy. 

The second oldest electrical engineering department in the country, our faculty and students are dedicated to high quality, interdisciplinary and revolutionary education and research.

The department has 300 undergraduate students, 100 master's students, 45 doctoral students, 12 full-time faculty and 3 faculty members in phased retirement (half-time employment).

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Energy efficiency analysis goes high-tech in I-CARES

Nehorai will lead a team of researchers who will develop high-tech automation systems for energy-efficient buildings

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Groundbreaking optical device could enhance computers, lasers

Lan Yang, PhD, the Das Family Career Development Associate Professor of electrical and systems engineering, and her collaborators at Stanford University, Riken (Japan) and Tsinghua University in China have developed an essential component of these new computers that would run on light.

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Amazon drones: Technology almost there, insurance and regulation still far off

"From a robotics standpoint, the technology is there,” says Humberto Gonzalez, PhD. “But the reason these aren’t more widespread is that the insurance companies must be on board.”

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Bear Cub grants foster entrepreneurship

Jung-Tsung Shen, PhD, assistant professor of electrical and systems engineering, has developed a photonic switch.

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Rode Invited to Write Foreword to New Book

Electrical and Systems Engineering faculty member Dr. Daniel Rode was invited to write the foreword for a new book entitled “Silicon Based Thin Film Solar Cells.”

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2012 Hottest Scientific Researchers

Four Genome Institute scientists at Washington University were named the Hottest Scientific Researchers of 2012 by ScienceWatch.

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St. Louis: Top 5 metropolitan area in the country for IT start-up jobs

Local efforts to support startups have helped turn some unexpected places into hotbeds of IT activity, reports CNN Money.

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Alumni & Student News

Student Feature: Lauren Steimle (BSSSE 2014)

Lauren Steimle (BSSSE 2014) has excelled on and off the field, having been a part of three consecutive NCAA Women’s Soccer Elite 8 finishing teams and named, twice, to the Capital One First-Team Academic All-District.

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Eric Hsu (BSBME, BSEE, BSSSE 2015) Awarded the Goldwater Scholarship

Eric Hsu (BSBME, BSEE, BSSSE 2015) was chosen as a recipient of the Goldwater Scholarship from a group of 1,166 mathematics, science, and engineering students who were nominated.

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Grace Kuo (BSEE 2014) President of the WUSTL Rube Goldberg Group, Wins in National Competition

Grace Kuo, along with the WUSTL Rube Goldberg Group, won first place and the best single step award at the 2013 Rube Goldberg Machine Contest College Nationals.

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Rapid growth of ESE undergraduate enrollment

The total number of undergraduate students in ESE has more than tripled from 81 in 2008 to 273 in 2013.

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Alumnus Profile: William Eatherton, of Cisco Systems

William Eatherton (M.Sc. EE 1999) is the Director of Software Development at Cisco Systems

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Alumnus Profile: Dr. Costas N. Georghiades of Texas A&M University

Dr. Costas N. Georghiades (M.Sc. EE 1983 and D.Sc. EE 1985) is the Associate Dean for Research and the Delbert A. Whitaker Endowed Chair Professor at Texas A&M University.

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Alumna Profile: Marija Ilic of Carnegie Mellon University

Dr. Marija Ilic (D.Sc. SSM 1979) is a professor at Carnegie Mellon University in the Electrical & Computer Engineering and Engineering & Public Policy departments.

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Washington University Alumnus Andrea Serrani Elected Distinguished Lecturer

Dr. Andrea Serrani (DSc SSM 2000) was recently elected Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Control System Society.

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Washington University in St. Louis School of Engineering & Applied Science, Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering

Green Hall, CB 1042, 1 Brookings Drive, Saint Louis, MO, USA 63130
Phone: (314) 935-5565, Fax: (314) 935-7500