Computer and Electronics Engineering

Graduate Degree Program Summary

Graduate degrees offered


  • Ph.D. in Engineering with a specialization in Computer Engineering - Computer and Electronics Engineering


Areas of Study
  • Biomedical Communications Engineering
  • Multimedia Processing
  • Network Modeling and Optimization
  • Network Security
  • Optical Communications
  • Wireless Communications
  • Wireless Sensor Networks
Note: This Ph.D. program is at the Peter Kiewit Institute in Omaha.
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Contacts for Computer and Electronics Engineering

Graduate Chair

Professor Hamid Sharif

Graduate Secretary

Teresa Ryans

Campus Address

200A Peter Kiewit Institute

Omaha NE 68182-0572

Application checklist and deadlines

Required by the Office of Graduate Studies

See also: steps to admission.

Required by Computer and Electronics Engineering in GAMES

After you apply, allow one business day for us to establish your access to GAMES, where you'll complete these departmental requirements:

  • Entrance exam(s): GRE
  • Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 90, IELTS 6.5
  • Resume
  • Statement of purpose
  • Three recommendation letters

When sending GRE or TOEFL scores, UNL's institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed.

Application Deadlines for Computer and Electronics Engineering
Fall: April 15 Spring: October 15 Summer: April 15


The Computer and Electronics Engineering Department (CEEN) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln offers graduate programs in Telecommunications and Computer Engineering leading to master's and doctoral degrees. The graduate program prepares students for professional and research careers in industry and academia through providing strong breadth of knowledge and depth of expertise in telecommunications engineering and computer engineering.

Graduate students have the opportunity to experience and contribute to innovative engineering research in areas of wireless communications, wireless sensor networks, multimedia processing, network security, optical communications, biomedical communications engineering, and other related research areas. Students are able to participate in interdisciplinary studies with other departments and programs at the University of Nebraska including the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

The CEEN Department has extensive state-of-the-art research and computing facilities for all areas of active research including access to the Holland Computing Center which has over 5,600 processors and is capable of a sustainable computation rate of more than 20 trillion floating point operations per second (20 TFlops).

The CEEN Department is a University of Nebraska-Lincoln program located in the Peter Kiewit Institute in Omaha. The Peter Kiewit Institute was established to support high quality research by faculty and students coupled with business and economic development initiatives to generate unity-of-effort among academic, industry and local, state and federal government organizations in solving local, regional and national problems.

Courses and More

Students in Computer and Electronics Engineering are most likely to take courses in: See also: Course Catalog in the Graduate Bulletin.

Students will work with an advisor to create a Program of Studies or Memorandum of Courses during the first half of their coursework.

Faculty and research

Bing Chen
Passive Solar Research; Solar Energy; Robotics; Control System
Song Ci
Wireless Data Networks; Intelligent Network Management; Multimodal Sensor Networks; System Modeling and Optimization; Green Computing; Battery Power Management; Cognitive Networks; Cyber-Enabled E-Healthcare
Won Mee Jang
Self-Encoded Multiple Access Systems; Wireless Communications; Information Theory; Error Control Coding
Lim Nguyen
Self-Encoded Spread Spectrum and Multiple Access; Optical Code Division Multiplexing; Low-Coherence Fiber Optics; Transform Techniques; Wireless Communications; Optical Communications; Information Theory; Error Control Coding; Channel Coding
Dongming Peng
Digital Signal Processing; Computer Architecture; Parallel Computing; Wireless Sensor Networks; Image Processing; Multimedia Security; Cross Layer Design
Yi Qian
Information Assurance and Network Security; Wireless Communications; System Modeling and Optimization
Hamid Sharif
High Speed Networks; Wireless Sensor Networks; Real-Time Video Content Processing and Indexing; Wireless Communications; Computer Architecture; Microprocessor and Embedded Microcontroller Systems
Tadeusz Wysocki
Wireless Communications; Information Theory; Antenna Systems; Channel Coding; Nano Communications
Yaoqing (Lamar) Yang
Wireless Communications and Networks; Statistical Signal Processing; Physical Layer Security in Cognitive Radio Networks; Radio-Frequency Engineering

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