Electrical Engineering

With expert faculty, cutting-edge research, and innovative facilities, electrical engineering graduate students at Tufts are given the opportunity and resources to make significant contributions to the field and become leaders in industry, government, and academia.

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Electrical Engineering (M.S.)

Tufts trains electrical engineers to excel in fields that range from image and signal processing to nanoscale engineering. Graduates of the M.S. program in electrical engineering go on to great things: founding start-ups, advancing society and industry, and studying in highly ranked Ph.D. programs, all supported by their Tufts education. 

Research areas include: 

> Control, energy systems, and robotics

> Electro-optical materials and renewable energy

> Integrated circuits and VLSI

> Microfabrication, nanotechnology, and sensors

> Networks and information theory

> Signal and image processing

Master's degrees require a minimum of 30 SHUs and the fulfillment of at least 10 courses at the 100-level or above with grades of S (satisfactory) or at least a B-. Program requirements may vary.

Bioengineering (M.S.)

The Signal and Systems track of the Bioengineering Master's program educates biotechnology engineers in (1) analysis and processing of signals with an emphasis on biomedical image processing and image formation and (2) design, control and synthesis of systems for biotechnology (e.g. development of miniaturized devices, circuits and systems, controller design for bioreactors).

Master's degrees require a minimum of 30 SHUs and the fulfillment of at least 10 courses at the 100-level or above with grades of S (satisfactory) or at least a B-. Program requirements may vary.

Dual Degree Master's Program (with Tufts Gordon Institute)

Develop your innovation, leadership and management skills and build your technical depth with the Dual Degree Master's Program. You’ll earn two degrees: an M.S. offered by the Department of Electrical Engineering, and an M.S. Innovation & Management (MSIM). You earn both degrees in an accelerated time frame (as little as two years) and at a reduced cost. Contact tgi@tufts.edu for more information.

Microwave and Wireless Engineering (Certificate)

In addition to continued needs for microwave and wireless engineers within the context of military applications, recent years have seen an explosion of demand for these skills in the commercial sector as well. With the availability of relatively inexpensive microwave components and improved digital communications, these opportunities have few limits. Radar, satellite, wireless radio and optical communication, and collision avoidance radar are just a few areas, which utilize microwave technology. The Microwave and Wireless Certificate program is open to students with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or physics or with equivalent preparation, including a background in general physics and intermediate circuit theory.


Thomas Vandervelde
Professor and Chair
Ph.D. , University of Virginia
The Interaction of Light with Matter, Physics of Nanostructures and Interfaces, Semiconductor Photonics and Electronics, Epitaxial Crystal Growth, Special Interest in the Area of Materials and Devices for Energy and Infrared Applications
Shuchin Aeron - Associate Professor
Shuchin Aeron
Associate Professor
Ph.D. , Boston University
Technical foci: Statistical Signal Processing (SSP), Inverse Problems, Compressed Sensing, Information Theory, Convex optimization, Machine learning; Application areas: Algorithms for geophysical signal processing, Compressed Sensing architectures and evaluation, video and Image data acquisition and processing, bioengineering-metabolic networks
Mohammed Nurul Afsar
Ph.D. , University of London
Precision microwave, millimeter, submillimeter, terahertz, infrared wave; Solid, liquid & gaseous state physics, spectroscopy; Theoretical studies of polymeric, glassy, amorphous and chemical vapor deposition (CVD) grown materials, ceramic and semiconductor materials, thin films, liquids and fluids, electronic, biological and magnetic materials; Microwave Integrated Circuits for wireless
Steven Bell
Assistant Teaching Professor
Ph.D. , Stanford University
Chorng Hwa Chang - Associate Professor
Chorng Hwa Chang
Associate Professor
Ph.D. , Drexel University
Computer Architecture, Parallel Processing, Computer Networking, Hardware Description Languages, Simulation and Programmable Logic Design, Engineering Education
Dante DeMeo
Dante DeMeo
Research Assistant Professor
Ph.D. , Tufts University
Thermophotovoltaics, Optoelectronics, Energy harvesting, Nanofabrication
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Marco Donato
Assistant Professor
PhD , Brown University
Emerging technologies, non-volatile memories, SoC design, hardware for machine learning, noise modeling and reliability
Kevin Grossklaus - Research Assistant Professor
Kevin Grossklaus
Research Assistant Professor
Ph.D. , University of Michigan
Optoelectronics, thin film deposition, energy materials, materials characterization, III-V semiconductors
Mark Hempstead
Mark Hempstead
Associate Professor
Ph.D. , Harvard University
Computer Architecture, Computer Systems, Power-Aware Computing, Embedded Systems, Mobile Computing
Jeffrey Hopwood
Ph.D. , Michigan State University
Microwave Circuit Design for Microplasma Generation, Microplasma-Based Environmental Sensors and Other Microsystem Applications, Plasma Diagnostic Methods, Characterization and Modeling
Usman Khan
Associate Professor
Ph.D. , Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics, Signal Processing, Sensing in The Context of Distributed Estimation and Control Algorithms, Distributed, Iterative Algorithms in Random Environments
Valencia Joyner Koomson
Associate Professor
Ph.D. , University of Cambridge
Design of Silicon-Based Mixed-Mode VLSI Systems (Analog, Digital, RF, Optical), Analog Signal Processing, Optoelectronic System-on-Chip Modeling and Integration for Applications in Optical Wireless Communication and Biomedical Imaging
Ronald Lasser
Professor of the Practice
Ph.D. , Carnegie Mellon University
Digital Image Processing, Computer Animation, Swarm Robotics, Innovation, Engineering Method & Design
Eric Miller - Professor and Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Eric Miller
Ph.D , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
signal and image processing, inverse problems
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Aseema Mohanty
Claire Boothe Luce Assistant Professor
PhD , Cornell University
Nanophotonics, optical beam shaping, neuroengineering, quantum information systems
Karen Panetta - Professor
Karen Panetta
Professor and Dean of Graduate Education
Ph.D. , Northeastern University
Image and Signal Processing for Security and Medical Applications, Modeling and Simulation, Multimedia
Sameer Sonkusale - Professor
Sameer Sonkusale
Ph.D , University of Pennsylvania
Integrated circuits, Nanoelectrochemical systems on silicon, CMOS image sensors , Analog to information converters, Active metamaterial circuits and systems, Terahertz integrated circuits, Metamaterials, Plasmonics, and material science
Aleksandar Stankovic - Professor
Aleksandar Stanković
Alvin H. Howell Endowed Professor
Ph.D. , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Analytical and Experimental Work Involving Modeling, Control, and Estimation in Electric Energy Processing, Power Electronics, Power Systems, and Electric Drives
Mai Vu
Associate Professor
Ph.D. , Stanford University
Cognitive and Cooperative Communications, Energy-Efficient Communications, Wireless Communications, Network Information Theory, Statistical Signal Processing, Convex Optimization and Applications

For deadline information, visit https://asegrad.tufts.edu/admissions/application-deadlines.

M.S. Programs

Applicants to the graduate program are expected to have a degree at the level of bachelor’s or master’s in electrical or computer engineering, or a related discipline such as computer science, physics, or mathematics. Theses and projects must be arranged between students and faculty after matriculation.

Application Requirements:

> Application Fee
> Resume/CV
> Personal Statement
> Official GRE scores

- GRE General Test scores not required for applicants who will have received a degree from a U.S. institution by time of enrollment. GRE scores required for all other applicants.

> Official TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo test scores if applicable
> Transcripts
> Three letters of Recommendation


Certificate Program

Application Requirements

> Application Fee
> Resume/CV
> Personal Statement
> Official TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo if applicable
> Transcripts
> One Letter of Recommendation


For questions about this program, including scholarships and assistantships, please contact the graduate program director.
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