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UCLA Electrical Engineering At A Glance

The Electrical Engineering department is one of seven academic departments in the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science (HSSEAS).  The department is administratively divided into three research areas: Circuits & Embedded Sytems, Physical & Wave Electronics, and Signals & Systems, although much of our research is multi-disciplinary and feature collaborations in varied fields including medicine, physics, mathematics, and theater & film.

The core leadership of the department is led by the department Chair, three Vice Chairs (Undergraduate Affairs, Graduate Affairs, Industrial Relations) and three Area Directors (one for each of the above research areas).  The faculty consists of 45 ladder faculty, 13 courtesy/joint faculty, 7 adjunct faculty, 11 emeriti faculty and 11 non-tenure track faculty.  

Facts and Figures

Faculty Honors and Awards
National Academy of Engineering members: 12
National Academy of Science members: 3
Society Fellows: 38
NSF CAREER Awards: 18
Okawa Foundation Awards: 15

Recent awards include the Marconi Prize, IRC Quadrennial Gold Medal, National Inventors Hall of Fame, IEEE Technical Field Award in Electromagnetics, IEEE Donald O. Pederson Award, and IEEE MTT-S Microwave Career Award.  Recent journal and conference papers have been awarded best paper by IEEE, ACM, ASEE, Asia Pacific Microwave Conference, International Union of Radio Science, and Electronic Materials Conference.

Department Rankings

US News and World Report [graduate program]: 13th (2012)
QS World University Rankings: 8th (2011)
National Research Council R-Rankings [doctoral program]: 9th (2010)
Nanyang Technological University's study on Integrated Circuits Design Research: 2nd (2008)
Microsoft Academic Search H-index over 10 yr period: 1st (May 2012) 

Student Admissions
In AY 10-11, 439 of 1036 applicants were admitted to the undergraduate program.  In the graduate program, 411 of 1250 applicants were admitted.

Degrees Conferred
In AY 10-11, a total of 332 degrees were conferred: BSEE (201), MSEE (89), PhD (42).

Research Funding
For 2010-2011, a total of $26.2M was received, including $16M from federal agencies and $8M from industry.

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