FIU College of Engineering and Computing

Florida International University - Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Chair’s Welcome

Welcome to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Florida International University (FIU). FIU is a top-tier Carnegie Classified Institution of Higher Education for doctoral research – R1: Doctoral University – Highest Research Activity. FIU is an Emerging Preeminent and Top Public Research University ranking no. 64 in the nation. The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at FIU continues to lead transformation and innovation within the engineering community, ranking no. 42 in the U.S. News and World Reports. FIU is ranked in the Top 15 in innovation among public universities and the Top 10 in undergraduate teaching. ECE research awards exceeded $12.4 million last year, with 41 patents issued between 2021 to 2023. ECE has 43 faculty and over 1,300 enrollments in Fall 2023. The total number of ECE degrees awarded in AY 2022-2023 was 485. ECE is home to 8 NSF Career Award recipients and 13 Faculty Fellows from AAAS, AIMBE, ECS, IEEE, NAE, NAI, and ISEES. Our ECE programs received ABET re-accreditation on Oct. 1st, 2023. We have the first and only 100% online ABET-accredited B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering programs in the State of Florida, one of three R1 universities with this accreditation, and one of two universities in Computer Engineering. In AY 2022-2023, the ECE department received more than $12 million in sponsored research contracts. We continue to strive for excellence, innovate, and grow with the development of new areas of study in Quantum Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Robotics, Electric Vehicle Engineering, Semiconductors, Nanotechnology, Power/Energy, RF/Microwave/Wireless Communication, Embedded Systems, Internet-of-Things and Entrepreneurship. The growth and accomplishments of the department would be unimaginable without the unwavering support and dedication that our faculty, staff, advisors, students, and alumni demonstrate daily across the university. 



Deidra R. Hodges, Ph.D.

Department Chair, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)