October 2017
Chair's Message

Dear Alumni & Friends of the ECE Department

The Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) Department continues to be a vibrant community of scholars that excel in research as well as in the classroom. The department has one of the most active research programs at Texas Tech University. In the last year, Dr. Miao He, one of our Assistant Professors in the area of Power Systems received an NSF CAREER award entitled "Risk-Aware Power System Operations with Significant Wind Power Penetration". Seven ECE professors are members of the Texas Tech Teaching Academy delivering outstanding education from the freshmen to the Graduate student level. Recent successful comprehensive reviews of the graduate program under the guidelines of THECB and the undergraduate program under the guidelines of ABET ensure continued excellence at all levels.

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Student News

IEEE Region 5 Conference
Our ECE students won three awards at this conference sweeping all awards for the IEEE Region 5 west region paper contest placing 3rd, 2nd, and 1st.

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Faculty News


Changzhi Li's "cardiac password" project will examine using the wave of the heart motion as an added method of continuous authentication.

One of the unique features for the upcoming iPhone X is facial recognition security, where users can simply unlock their phones by holding it up to their face and allowing the phone's security measures to identify the correct user.

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Outstanding Achievements


A $3 million grant will further the work of Electrical and Computer Engineering professors in their search of new gain materials for eye-safe, high-energy lasers.

The use of lasers in all facets of human life today is widespread, from medicine to defense to communications. But the work to develop lasers that are as strong a possible while not doing damage to human eyes is ongoing.

That is what researchers at Texas Tech University are developing, and their efforts received a huge boost from the U.S. Department of Defense.

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