Electrical Engineering Graduate Programs

Graduate studies in Electrical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee offers programs leading to Master's and Ph.D. degrees, as well as a Doctoral Program in Medical Informatics. Course offerings cover a broad spectrum of areas within electrical engineering. Highlighted by an accomplished international faculty with widely published basic and applied research, graduate studies in Electrical Engineering can be broadly focused while specifically structured to each graduate student's needs. The department serves a large number of graduate students including many who work full time in industry/business in Southeastern Wisconsin. Full-time graduate students are eligible for support as research or teaching assistants. The Department has over 20 such positions. Graduate students can also apply for Graduate School Fellowships. Graduate intern opportunities are also available.


The Department has a number of widely recognized research strengths. These include imaging, electromagnetic communication, digital signal processing and power electronics. Department research work is supported by a number of national agencies including the National Science Foundation, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the US Air Force and the US Navy. In addition, the Department enjoys research support from a number of national and local industries.

  • Some recent basic and applied research titles are:
  • Automatic Signal Solving via Evolution and Genetic Techniques
  • Construction of a Bayesian Network for Mammographic Diagnosis of Breast Cancer, Computers in Biology and Medicine
  • Design of Multilevel Power Convertors and Motor Drives
  • Electrical Property Enhanced Tomograpphy (EPET)
  • General Stability of Nonlinear PID Control with Arbitrary Partial State Knowledge
  • GUI Applications in Power Systems
  • Implementation of JPEG2000 Image Compression Standard on Xilinx FPGA
  • Nonlinear RF Circuit Design for Wireless Applications.
  • Optical Sensing and Image Metrology
  • Position Location for Mobile Robotics Using Retro Grate Reflectors
  • Representing Plans Under Uncertainty: A Logic of Time, Chance, and Action
  • Sensors and Systems for Subsurface Imaging

Research Centers and Laboratories

  • Control Systems Laboratory
  • Electromagnetic Communication and Sensing Laboratory
  • Laboratory for Image, Signal Processing and Digital Communications
  • Medical Imaging and Instrumentation Laboratory
  • Optical Device Modeling Laboratory
  • Power Systems Laboratory
  • Signal Processing and Implementation Laboratory
  • Wireless Information Transmission Electronics Laboratory (WITEL)

Apply on-line:  http://www.graduateschool.uwm.edu/students/prospective/apply/
Information: bwarras@uwm.edu or 414-229-6169