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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, 220 master's students, 48 doctoral students, and 14 full-time faculty.

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Department & Faculty News

Faculty Opening: Electrical & Systems Engineering Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty

Candidates should have an earned doctorate in Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Applied Mathematics, or related fields.


Yang is Featured in the Fall Issue of Momentum

Dr. Lan Yang is an inspiring role model for students, especially young girls.


Feinstein Studied the Economics of Star Wars

Zachary Feinstein, PhD, applied research on systemic risk to a new case study on the financial situation in the Star Wars galaxy following the events of Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.


Lew Won Optics & Photonics News’ 2015 Photo Contest

Dr. Matthew Lew's photo accompanies a study on correcting the aberrations of 3D super-resolution nanoscopes.


Ching to Develop New Engineering Methods to Study the Dynamics of Brain Networks

ShiNung Ching, PhD, is developing new engineering theory for analyzing and controlling networks in the brain. His research will be supported by a new grant from the National Science Foundation.


Yang Wins Chancellor's Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Dr. Yang will receive the award in the Faculty Achievement Awards Celebration on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015.


Nehorai gives Distinguished Lecture at Yale University

Dr. Nehorai will speak on his recent work on the adoption of smart grid technologies.


Jr-Shin Li’s group using control-theoretic approaches to improve brain stimulation

Dr. Li and graduate students Anatoly Zlotnik and Isuru Dasanayake developed methods to design optimal waveforms for nonlinear oscillating systems, including neural systems.


Alumni & Student News

Alums Win Student Paper Competition

Julie Mulvanie-Kemp (BS SSE 2015), Lukas Rees (BS SSE 2015), and William Strauss (BS SSE 2015) won the OR/MS Tomorrow Undergrad Student Competition.


Alumnus Profile: Dr. Quinn Li, Head of Qualcomm Ventures

Dr. Quinn Li (BS EE 1991, MS EE 1995, PhD EE 1996) was appointed Head of Qualcomm Ventures.


Alumnus News: Dr. Sen Receives the 2016 Sidney D. Drell Academic Award by INSA

Dr. Satyabrata Sen (PhD EE 2010) was selected as the recipient of the 2016 Sidney D. Drell Academic Award by the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA).


Alumnus Profile: Mr. Robert Mullenger of Omnicell

Mr. Robert Mullenger (BSEE 1989) is Director, Product Development, at Omnicell.


Alumnus Profile: Dr. Lateef A. Adelani, Dean of College of Arts & Sciences at Harris-Stowe State University

Dr. Lateef A. Adelani (MS SSM 1984, DSc SSM 1987) is the Dean of College of Arts & Sciences at Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis.


Alumnus Profile: Mr. Sam Gupta of Grand Trunk Capital Management, L.P.

Mr. Sam Gupta (BS EE, BS CS 1990) is the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer and controlling owner of Grand Trunk Capital Management, L.P.


Alumnus Profile: Mr. Frank Bergh of SoCore Energy

Mr. Frank Bergh (BS EE 2008) is the Director of Product Development at SoCore Energy.


Rapid Growth in ESE Awarded Degrees

The number of ESE degrees awarded has grown significantly from 54 in 2010 to 158 In 2015, which is now the largest number in the School of Engineering. ESE also awarded the maximum number of BS degrees (93) and of MS degrees (53) in our School. DIV>


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

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