Welcome to Purdue ECE

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Welcome to the homepage of the Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering! We are the largest academic unit at Purdue University, and the largest ECE department in the nation, with more than 120 faculty members, 2,000 undergraduates (sophomores through seniors), and roughly 1,300 graduate students on campus and online. We are proud to deliver excellent programs at that scale: our undergraduate and graduate programs are all in the top 10. According to US News & World Report, our graduate program in electrical engineering is No. 8 and in computer engineering is No. 10. On the undergraduate side, USNWR ranked electrical engineering 8th and computer engineering No. 7. And, for the third straight year, our Online Master’s in ECE topped the list at No. 1.

Electrical and computer engineering is a highly rewarding and exciting field to pursue, and our undergraduate, graduate, and online programs will prepare you for successful careers in industry or academia. With our excellence and our scale, whether you are a high school student looking to get a top electrical or computer engineering degree, an undergraduate looking to pursue graduate studies, or a seasoned professional looking to add to your skill set, we have a place for you.

Electrical and computer engineering is a field that is constantly evolving. As new technologies are developed and existing ones are improved, Purdue ECE is defining and advancing the next frontier. Our faculty and students are working at the cutting edge of AI, Semiconductors, , Autonomy, and more! No matter what future you imagine for yourself in the field of electrical and computer engineering, Purdue ECE will help you reach your goals.

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about our programs. Boiler up!

Milind Kulkarni
Michael and Katherine Birck Head and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Milind Kulkarni takes helm as Head of Purdue's Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

After a nationally competitive search, Purdue University has announced that Milind Kulkarni will assume the role of the Head of the Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, effective Monday, February 19. Kulkarni has been a part of the Purdue ECE faculty since 2009 and has been serving as Interim Head since July 3, 2023.

A native of North Carolina, Kulkarni obtained his Bachelor's degrees in Computer Engineering and Computer Science from NC State before pursuing his Master's and Ph.D. in Computer Science at Cornell University. Throughout his academic journey, Kulkarni's research focus has centered on compilers and programming languages, particularly optimizing complex, irregular applications. His contributions have been recognized with prestigious awards, including an NSF CAREER award, a Department of Energy Early Career Research award, and the esteemed Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, which led to his visit to the White House in 2016.

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