PhD Program at Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

ECE Ph.D. Program

Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)

Students can earn a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Silicon Valley campus. Research areas include, but are not limited to: mobility, security, wireless sensors and networking, Internet of Things, machine learning, big data, cloud computing, mobile context-aware systems, and software engineering. Many of our faculty members are currently seeking Ph.D. students, including Bob IannucciAbe Ishihara, Ian LaneJason Lohn, Ole Mengshoel, Patrick Tague, Osman Yağan and Pei Zhang.

Through multi-disciplinary, theoretical and experimental work, the ECE Ph.D. program prepares students to launch careers as leaders in the application-driven research and technology development in the rapidly expanding field of mobile computing and communication. Ph.D. students participating in the program can pursue an ECE Ph.D. while living primarily in Silicon Valley. They have the option of completing all their studies at the Silicon Valley location, or dividing their studies between Silicon Valley and the main Carnegie Mellon campus in Pittsburgh.

Applications for the Ph.D. in ECE are processed online through the ECE department. All ECE Ph.D. Requirements apply with a few modifications, such as allowing time in Silicon Valley to count as residency. The supervisory committee for Silicon Valley Ph.D. programs will have at least one faculty member from both the Pittsburgh and the Silicon Valley campuses.

Ph.D. programs in Electrical & Computer Engineering


To apply to the ECE Ph.D. program located in Silicon Valley, check the "Mobility Research Center" or "Silicon Valley Campus" option in the "Other Interests" section of the Graduate Student Application for Admission.