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Engineering Annex A-325
915.747.5470
ece@ece.utep.edu
CHAIR: Dr. Miguel Velez-Reyes 

Vision

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will provide programs of the highest quality to produce world class engineers who can address challenges of the millennium. 

Mission

The Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering will:

  • Dedicate itself to providing its students with the skills, knowledge and attitudes that will allow its graduates to succeed as engineers and leaders.
  • Maintain a vital, state-of-the art research enterprise, which provides its students and faculty with opportunities to create, interpret, apply and disseminate knowledge.
  • Prepare its graduates for life-long learning to meet intellectual, ethical and career challenges.
  • Recognize and act upon the special mandate to make high quality engineering education available to the residents of El Paso and the surrounding region.

Programs

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, and a Minor in Electrical Engineering for non-majors.

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Minor

CHAIR: Dr. Miguel Velez-Reyes

Professors

Benjamin Flores 
Contact Information: bflores@utep.edu; 915-747-6961 
Education: BS, UTEP; MS, UTEP; Ph D, Arizona State University 
Research Interests: Radar Signal Processing, STEM student success, mentoring

Anupama Kaul 
Contact Information: akaul@utep.edu; 915-747-6003
Education: BS, Oregon State University; MS, University of California, Berkeley; Ph D, University of California, Berkeley
Research Interests: Nanomaterials and devices

Eric MacDonald 
Contact Information: emac@utep.edu; 915-747-6959
Education: Ph D, The University of Texas at Austin; MS, The University of Texas at Austin; BS, The University of Texas at Austin
Research Interests: 3D Printed Electronics, Additive Manufacturing, Low Power Electronics, Rad Hard Electronics, Electronics for Harsh Environments

Patricia Nava 
Contact Information: pnava@utep.edu; 915-747-5994 
Education: Ph D, New Mexico State University; MSEE, New Mexico State University; BSEE, New Mexico State University

Homayoun Nazeran-Esfahani 
Contact Information: hnazeran@utep.edu; 915-747-8937
Education: BS, University of Texas at Austin; MS, Case Western Reserve University; Ph D, University of Texas (Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas) & UT Arlington
Research Interests: applying advanced biomedical instrumentation, signal processing and physiological modeling to target improvements in diagnosis and treatment of chronic conditions (such as asthma, copd, diabetes, obesity, stress, and cardiac conditions among others).

Wei Qian 
Contact Information: wqian@utep.edu; 915-747-8090 
Education: Ph D, Southeast University; Post Doctoral, University of South Florida; Post Doctoral, University of Notre Dame

Miguel Velez-Reyes 
Contact Information: mvelezreyes@utep.edu; 915-747-5534
Education: BS, University of Puerto Rico; MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ph D, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

David Zubia 
Contact Information: dzubia@utep.edu; 915-747-6970
Education: BS, University of Texas at El Paso; MS, University of Texas at El Paso; Ph D, University of New Mexico
Research Interests: Nanoscale aspects of electronic materials, solar cells and memristors.

Associate Professors

Sergio Cabrera 
Contact Information: sergioc@utep.edu; 915-747-6968 
Education: BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; MS, University of Arizona; Ph D, Rice University 
Research Interests: Digital Signal Processing, Image Processing, Image Compression, Compressive Sensing, Volumetric Data Compression, 3D image processing, Biomedical Signal Processing

John Moya 
Contact Information: jmoya@utep.edu; 915-747-6972 
Education: BS, New Mexico State University Las Cruces; MS, New Mexico State Univ.; Ph D, University of New Mexico

Raymond Rumpf 
Contact Information: rcrumpf@utep.edu; 915-747-6958
Education: BS, Florida Institute of Technology; MS, Florida Institute of Technology; Ph D, University of Central Florida
Research Interests: 3D printing, electromagnetics, metamaterials, antennas, nanophotonics, high power microwave devices, computational electromagnetics

Stella Quinones 
Contact Information: stellaq@utep.edu; 915-747-6939
Education: BS, The University of Texas at El Paso; MS, The University of Texas at El Paso; Ph D, The University of Texas at El Paso
Research Interests: Engineering Education, Selective Epitaxial Growth of CdTe on Si substrates, Melting Phenomena of Nano-Patterned Si substrates

Thompson Sarkodie-Gyan 
Contact Information: tsarkodi@utep.edu; 915-747-7011 
Education: ScD, Technische Universitatet Berlin

Bryan Usevitch 
Contact Information: usevitch@utep.edu; 915-747-6964 
Education: BS, Brigham Young University; MS, University of Illinois, Urbana; Ph D, University of Illinois

Ricardo von Borries
Contact Information: rvonborries@utep.edu; 915-747-7959
Education: BS, Universidade de Brasília; Ph D, Rice University; MS, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Research Interests: Digital signal processing with emphasis on wavelet transforms, Fourier transform, time-frequency analysis, compressive sensing, tomographic imaging, overcomplete signal expansions, and parameter estimation. 

Assistant Professors

Valentin Bolborici 
Contact Information: vbolborici@utep.edu; 915-747-5822 
Education: Ph D, University of Toronto 
Research Interests: Electro-thermal modeling of Li-ion batteries and ultracapacitors, Modeling of hybrid electrical energy storage systems containing Li-ion batteries and ultracapacitors, Modeling and control of piezoelectric traveling wave rotary ultrasonic motors, Modeling of piezoelectric structures with the finite volume method, Design and implementation of computer programs for modeling of electromechanical systems, Design and optimization of electromagnetic devices for high frequency operation, Design and implementation of microprocessor controlled electrical drives

Deidra Hodges
Contact Information: drhodges@utep.edu; 915-747-7970
Education: Ph D, University of South Florida
Research Interests: CZTS Thin Film Solar Cells and CZT Radiation Detection.

Paras Mandal 
Contact Information: pmandal@utep.edu; 915-747-8653
Education: MS, Asian Institute of Technology; Ph D, University of the Ryukyus
Research Interests: Smart grid technologies, Power system operations, Distributed and renewable generation, Intelligent system applications in power systems, Resilient and sustainable energy systems

Michael McGarry 
Contact Information: mpmcgarry@utep.edu; 915-747-7871
Education: BS, Polytechnic University; MS, Arizona State University; Ph D, Arizona State University
Research Interests: Bandwidth Forecasting • Cloud Computing • Communication Networks • Education for the 21st Century • Internet • IPTV • Medium Access Control (MAC) • Video Networking • VoIP

Clinical Associate Professors

Virgilio Gonzalez 
Contact Information: vgonzalez3@utep.edu; 915-747-6622
Education: BS, Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey; MS, Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey; Ph D, University of Texas at El Paso
Research Interests: Applied Communications Networks and Engineering education