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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.


Matthew Lew joins the ESE faculty

Dr. Matthew Lew works across the fields of super-resolution fluorescence microscopy, single-molecule spectroscopy, molecular imaging, and biophotonics.


Xuan ‘Silvia’ Zhang joined the ESE faculty this summer

Dr. Xuan ‘Silvia’ Zhang joined the ESE faculty this summer as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Zhang works across the fields of robotics, systems engineering, VLSI, and computer architecture.


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 to Give 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.


Feinstein works to better measure risk in the financial system

Dr. Zachary Feinstein, assistant professor in ESE, studies the mathematics of financial systems in order to mitigate financial crises and contagion.


Ching awarded Air Force Young Investigator grant to analyze brain dynamics

The grant was one of 57 awards selected from a pool of over 200 proposals in 2015, and will use systems and control theory methods to analyze how networks of neurons behave over time.


Alumni & Student News

Undergraduate Valedictorians for 2015 include two ESE students

Eric Hsu (BS EE, SSE, & BME) and Grace Kuo (BS EE) are to be honored for their outstanding academic achievements.


Alumnus Profile: Naveen Singla of Monsanto Company

Naveen Singla (MSc EE 2003, DSc EE 2006) is manager of the IT Advanced Analytics group at Monsanto Company.


Aumnus Profile: Frank C. Robey of MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Frank C. Robey (DSc EE 1990) is associate leader of the RF Technology Group of the MIT Linclon Laboratory.


Alumnus Profile: Robert Crow, Vice President of Sensing Strategies, Inc.

Dr. Crow (BS EE & SSE, 1989) is Vice President of Sensing Strategies, Inc. and is an expert in remote sensing technologies.


Alumnus Profile: Jamal Farhat , Vice President and Chief Information Officer at BorgWarner, Inc.

Mr. Farhat (BS EE 1980, MS EE 1981) is responsible for the global information technology department of the company.


Alumna Profile: Katherine Rink, MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Katherine Rink (BS SSM 1993, MS and DSc SSM 1998) is an Assistant Division Head in the Air and Missile Defense Technology Division at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, leading research and prototyping in new sensors, technologies, and systems


Alumnus Profile: Emir Osmanagic of Baxalta Inc.

Emir Osmanagic (BS EE 1997, MS EE 2000, PhD EE 2011) is Head of New Technologies and Innovation at Baxalta Inc.


Alumnus Profile: Gary Christensen , Professor at the University of Iowa

Gary Christensen (BS EE 1988, MS EE 1989, DSc EE 1994) specializes in Biomedical Imaging and its uses in treating cancer using radiation.


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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