Electrical and Computer Engineering

Welcome to your door to the future! A degree in either Computer or Electrical Engineering will prepare you for many great jobs including ones that haven't yet been invented. Our highly qualified faculty and small class size will provide you with an excellent opportunity to get an education that will prepare you for the rest of your professional life. Programs in our department are known for the hands-on experience that students gain while developing a critical understanding of electrical and computer engineering. Undergraduate students are prepared for professional careers in high demand areas, including computer hardware and software design, embedded and microprocessor systems, electromagnetics, communications system design, control systems, digital signal processing, and analog and digital electronics.

Our "Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (MSECE)" program is unique in the state of California. It was designed to provide a balance between electrical and computer engineering while letting students pick specialization classes in either area.

Our graduates have been hired by regional, national and international organizations and we are proud of our prominence as a student focused department that educates students to be future leaders in electrical and computer engineering.

Chico is a friendly community of about 88,000 people and includes Bidwell Park, the third largest municipal park in the nation. Chico is situated in a rural landscape approximately 100 miles north of Sacramento, near some of Northern California's finest recreational areas: Mt. Lassen, lakes, the Sacramento River, and streams, offering fishing, swimming, biking, skiing, and hiking.


Dr. Zahrasadat Alavi

Dr. Zahrasadat Alavi, received her B.Sc. and M.Sc. from Amirkabir University (Polytechnic of Tehran) in 2007/2009, and M.Sc./Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee in 2012/2015, in Electrical Engineering. After graduation, she started as an Adjunct Faculty at San Francisco State University and Diablo Valley College. In 2016, Dr Alavi joined the Electrical and Instrumentation Department of Los Medanos College as an Assistant Professor. She has taught Electrical Circuits, Digital Logic, Electronics, Control Systems, C++ Programming, System Programming, and Transformers and Power Distribution. Her research interests include digital image processing and analysis, computed tomographic imaging, FTIR micro-spectroscopic imaging, and control systems.

Dr. Zhaohong Wang

Dr. Zhaohong Wang received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from University of Kentucky in 2016. Prior to joining the faculty of EECE at CSU, Chico, he had worked as an embedded system engineer and software engineer throughout his graduate study. His teaching interests include embedded systems, computer networks, and digital signal processing. His current research is about algorithm design for digital signal processing in the encrypted domain and Internet of Things. He has been an active member of IEEE with the Signal Processing Society and Computational Intelligence Society since 2012 and 2016 respectively.