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. Meghdad Hajimorad
Dr. Meghdad (“Amin”) Hajimorad, our new Assistant Professor, received his B.S. from Iowa State University in 2001, and M.S./Ph.D. degrees from the UC Berkeley in 2005/11, all in Electrical Engineering. He was a Member of Technical Staff at Maxim Integrated Products and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow at the University of Minnesota. In 2013, Dr. Hajimorad joined the Department of Engineering & Design at Eastern Washington University and taught microelectronics, analog integrated circuit design, and VLSI design. His research interests include synthetic biology, analog integrated circuits, and interfacing bacteria capable of extracellular electron transport with electronics.
Dr. Sukgi Choi
Dr. Sukgi Choi, our new Lecturer, received Ph.D. in EE from the University of Wisconsin. He moved to California to build his industrial career at major semiconductor companies as a design engineer and a technical manager. His work focused on digital circuit design and micro-controller architecture. His managerial work involved project management, product development and marketing strategy. His latest work was to design a DSP chip for automatic meter reading (AMR) systems. His research area is the implementation of a processor array for neuron systems.