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Facts and Figures

School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Largest department/school at Purdue University and one of the largest in the nation.
  • Highest volume of research among all schools and departments at Purdue.
  • Birthplace of the EPICS program, the Birck Nanotechnology Center, and ECN.
  • Home of the nanoHUB, a pioneering scientific end-to-end cloud computing environment for nanotechnology and beyond, hosting over 3,000 resources for research, collaboration, teaching, learning, and publishing.
  • Faculty include 42 IEEE Fellows, six members of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), one NAE Gordon Prize winner, and a past President of the IEEE.
  • The school attracts more than 2,200 applicants to its graduate program annually.
  • The first electronic television was made in ECE.
  • Former Head of ECE, Reginald Fessenden, invented radio telephony.

College of Engineering facts and figures