Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association

The Association is composed of heads or chairs of departments offering accredited programs in electrical and/or computer engineering.

The purpose is to

help advance the field
facilitate member interaction and idea exchange
improve communication with the profession, industry, government, and others

A National Research Agenda for Intelligent Infrastructure

The ECEDHA Community Working Group in collaboration with the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) have developed a series of visioning white papers that collectively propose a national research agenda for intelligent infrastructure.

The white papers were written by research leaders in our community and provide a research roadmap that requires advances in numerous ECE fields like cyber-physical systems, data analytics over internet of things, wireless networking, security and privacy, and data-driven decision support. 

The ECEDHA Community Working Group is planning future visioning workshops and white papers in other areas that are scientifically exciting or align with critical national priorities. We hope that the broader ECE research community responds and leads visioning workshops and white papers that have national impact.

Please see the list of White Papers below:

(2017) Smart Wireless Communication in the Cornerstone of Smart Infrastructures 

(2017) Privacy in Information-Rich Intelligent Infrastructure 

(2017) A Rural Lens on a Research Agenda for Intelligent Infrastructure 

(2017) A National Research Agenda for Intelligent Infrastructure

(2017) MOBILITY21: Strategic Investments for Transportation Infrastructure & Technology.

(2017) Digital Grid: Transforming the Electric Power Grid into an Innovation Engine for the United States. 

(2017) Research Agenda in Intelligent Infrastructure to Enhance Disaster Management, Community Resilience and Public Safety. 

(2017) City-Scale Intelligent Systems and Platforms.

(2017) Intelligent Infrastructure for Smart Agriculture: An Integrate Food, Energy and Water System. 

(2017) Safety and Security for Intelligent Infrastructure. 


2018 ECEDHA Annual Conference Host Universities


       Abbas El Gamal

Jan Rabaey
Professor and Chair,

Department of Electrical 

University of California, Berkeley

Marco Rolandi
Associate Professor and Chair, 
Department of Electrical Engineering 

University of California, 
 Santa Cruz   
Thuy Le
Professor and Chair,
Department of Electrical 

San Jose State University 
Shoba Krishnan 
Professor and Chair,
Department of Electrical 

Santa Clara University

Abbas El Gammal 
Professor and Chair,
Department of Electrical

Stanford University

Sponsorship Opportunities

The ECEDHA Annual Conference and ECExpo is the leading conference for academic advancement in electrical and computer engineering.

It provides unique sponsorship opportunities for industry to partner with prominent engineering schools as their ECE department heads and faculty gather to discuss the latest trends and issues in educational tools, curriculum, and industry requirements for future engineering professionals.

2018 ECEDHA Prospectus

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Kim Simpao
Communications Director
Phone: 773-315-7779
Email: ksimpao@ecedha.org


ECEDHA Organizational News


Renew your 2017-2018 ECEDHA Membership

ECEDHA Membership is now up for renewal for the 2017-2018 academic year.  Membership is valid from September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2018.

ECEHDA's membership benefits continue to grow. Renew your 2017-2018 membership to take advantage of the following:

  • Access to the ECEDHA Annual Conference and ECExpo, providing an enriched experience with significant corporate participation and involvement through the ECExpo
  • Access to specialized workshops. Recent workshops have allowed ECEDHA members to enjoy programming and travel grants due to special funding by the National Science Foundation
  • Opportunity to participate in the enhanced ECEDHA Annual Member Survey, providing important comparative benchmark data
  • And much more!

>> View Membership Brochure
>> Download Payment Authorization Form



Congratulations to the 2017 ECEDHA Annual Conference and ECExpo Award Winners!

Robert M. Janowiak Outstanding Leadership and Service Award 
ECEDHA Robert M. Janowiak Outstanding Leadership and Service Award       

Tsuhan Chen
Nanyang Technological University


ECEDHA Innovative Program Award 

ECEDHA Innovative Program Award

  Kenneth Connor  
Rensselear Polytechnic Institute
        Venkataramanan (Ragu) Balakrishnan   
Purdue University,
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department


ECEDHA Industry Award 
    Igor Alvarado
National Instruments   

ECEDHA Diversity Award 
      Athina Petropulu
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

>> View past award recipients


ECEDHA Administration

ECEDHA headquarters administration is the responsibility of the International Engineering Consortium.

Contact information:

Two Prudential Plaza, 180 N Stetson
Suite 3500
Chicago, IL 60601 USA
Phone: +1-312-559-3724
Fax: +1-312-559-4111
E-mail: information@ecedha.org

The IEC is proud to support the work of ECEDHA.

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View the latest issue!

On Demand Webinars
Rethinking Electronics Fundamentals
Sponsored by National Instruments

Oscilloscopes for the Classroom
Sponsored by Keysight Technologies

The Global Impact of ECE - Spotlight on Latin America
In Partnership with National Instruments, ISTEC, LACCEI, and Tecnológico de Monterrey
Modeling Capacitive Devices with COMSOL Multiphysics®
Sponsored by COMSOL
The Opportunity for the Electrical Engineering Class of 2022
Sponsored by National Instruments
IoT - It's Everywhere! Preparing Students for Tomorrow's Design and Test Challenges
Sponsored by Keysight Technologies


E-mail the event date, name and link to information@ecedha.org to be added to the calendar.

September 29-30, 2017:   Mid-Atlantic Regional  Meeting - Glassboro, NJ
October 5-6, 2017:  Southwest Regional  Meeting - Albuquerque, NM
October 14,  
 Northeast Regional Meeting - New Haven, CT
October 22-23, 2017:  Central States Regional  Meeting - Brookings, SD
October 22-23, 2017  Canada Regional Meeting -  Kelowna, BC
November 17-19, 2017:  Western Regional Meeting - San Diego, CA

November 2-3, 2017:  Southeast Regional  Meeting - Atlanta, GA
16-20, 2018:

 2018 ECEDHA Annual Conference and ECExpo
 Hyatt Monterey -  Monterey, CA

Support ECE education! 
Become an ECEDHA Corporate Sponsor

Exhibit and sponsorship opportunities for 2018 are now available!

>> View Sponsorship Prospectus

Contact Kim Simpao
for more information
+1-773-315-7779 (mobile)

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