Earn a Ph.D. from a world-class engineering program. 

Electrical and Computer Engineering Ph.D. students have the opportunity to explore research in the areas of mobility, security, wireless sensors and networking, the Internet of Things, machine learning, big data, cloud computing, mobile context-aware systems, software engineering, and more.

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.

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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.

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