Computer Engineering - Electrical and Computer Engineering

Graduate Degree Program Summary

Graduate programs offered

Earn a Graduate Degree

  • PhD in Engineering (90 cr) with a specialization in Computer Engineering - Electrical and Computer Engineering
Areas of Study

These informal areas of focus may help to shape your course of study but they will not appear on transcripts.

  • 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.

Online and Distance Opportunities

Some online coursework may be available for your program; contact dept. for details.

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Graduate Chair
Professor Hamid Sharif

Graduate Secretary
Teresa Ryans

Campus Address
200A Peter Kiewit Institute
Omaha NE 68182-0572

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Application checklist and deadlines

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2. Required by Computer Engineering - Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • 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, our institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed.

Application Deadlines for Computer Engineering - Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • For Financial Consideration: January 15 for Fall.
  • Otherwise: Rolling Admissions.

Application/admission is for entry in a specific term and year. Our academic year is divided into 3 terms: Fall (August-December), Spring (January-May), and Summer (multiple sessions May-August). Some programs accept new students only in certain terms and/or years.


The Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department 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 ECE 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 ECE 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.

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Faculty and research

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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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