Advance technology to improve lives

The URI Department of Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering offers a dynamic, multidisciplinary environment. Our programs develop expertise in Electrical Engineering (power systems, electronics, renewable energy, robotics), Computer Engineering (hardware, software, AI, cybersecurity, high-performance computing), and Biomedical Engineering (medical devices, biosensors, wearable technology), preparing students for technological innovation. Our faculty conduct pioneering research in fields such as AI, robotics, cyber-physical systems security, integrated circuit design, power electronics,  wearable biosensing, brain-computer interfaces, and neural robotics. Students gain hands-on experience in state-of-the-art labs.

Our department has a rich history of innovation, having established the first NSF Robotics Research Center and introduced the nation’s first microprocessor courses. We continue to lead the way by integrating AI and ML into our curriculum. Students will take rigorous capstone projects with industrial advisors and benefit from our unique programs, such as the International Engineering Program, Accelerated B.S./M.S. Program, and minors in robotics, cybersecurity, and entrepreneurship.

Recent News

  • Office of Naval Research awards $4.7M for cyber-physical security and resilience - Four University of Rhode Island engineering professors have been awarded a $4.7 million grant from the Office of Naval Research to advance the security and resilience of AI-enabled power grids, promote workforce development, and secure manufacturing environments.
  • Weiwei Jia Receives NSF CRII Award - University of Rhode Island (URI) computer engineering assistant professor Weiwei Jia was selected for a National Science Foundation (NSF) Computer and Information Science and Engineering Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) Award for his groundbreaking proposal, "A Novel Address Translation Architecture for Virtualized Clouds."
  • NASA’s next-generation telescope - URI Professor Sungho Kim is developing technology that could be part of NASA’s next-generation telescope that will allow the space agency to observe and study phenomena that occurred 13.7 billion years ago.
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