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Engineering Division

ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING

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Provides cadets with the hardware and software skills to design, develop, and analyze modern electronic, communications, and computer systems.

About Us

The 21st century world is increasingly reliant on electrical and computer systems. Electrical and Computer Engineers are critical for the Air Force to operate in Air, Space, and Cyberspace. Graduates have the depth and breadth necessary to thrive in today’s highly technical professional environment.

ECE Majors can follow three tracks: Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, and combined Electrical and Computer Engineering.

The Computer, Electrical, and Systems Engineering majors are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Electrical & Computer Engineering Faculty and Staff

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February 22, 2024

Academy cadet earns national undergraduate leadership award

Cadet 1st Class Jabari Bowen poses with his award at the Black Engineer of the Year Award ceremony Feb. 17, 2024 in Baltimore, Md. (Courtesy photo) By Katherine Spessa U.S. Air Force Academy Strategic Communications U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. – U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet 1st Class Jabari Bowen was presented the Black Engineer of the Year award in undergraduate leadership during a gala held in Baltimore, Maryland Feb. 17, 2024. Cyber leader Majoring in electrical and computer engineering and cyber science, Bowen is scheduled to graduate in May of this year. He has long been interested in digital...

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February 9, 2024

Cadets look to patent gaze-assisted wheelchair technology

U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet 1st Class Sam Smith prepares for another test of the gaze-assisted wheelchair, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering capstone project, Feb. 1, 2024. (U.S. Air Force photo by Trevor Cokley) By Randy Roughton U.S. Air Force Academy Strategic Communications U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. - When Col. Brian Neff arrived in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2018, he wanted his assistive technology laboratory filled with projects that would captivate cadets. The following year, Neff began the gaze-assisted wheelchair project for senior capstone students. “I wanted cadets to see themselves contributing to...

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November 17, 2023

Cadet critical thinking is crucial for department professor

Lt. Col. Neil Rogers stands in the U.S. Air Force Academy Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Oct. 31, 2023. Rogers is the department’s senior military faculty member and assistant professor. (U.S. Air Force photo by Trevor Cokley) By Randy Roughton U.S. Air Force Academy Strategic Communications U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo.– Every fall, Lt. Col. Neil Rogers searches for two distinct types of U.S. Air Force Academy Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering cadets. First, the department’s senior military faculty member and assistant professor looks for cadets who show a penchant for solving the most difficult problems with plans to...

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