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Department Head's Message

Dr. Moshe Kam

Robert G. Quinn Professor & Department Head

Moshe KamWelcome to the site of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Drexel University, one of the most dynamic and innovative communities of scholars and researchers in the Nation. We are a major resource of high-quality professionals in all areas of ECE, from original investigators in nanotechnology, robotics, multimedia and clean energy - to analysts who use optimization techniques to study the stock markets, and telecommunication engineers who work on new wearable communication devices for first responders and rescue teams.

Drexel ECE graduates can be found wherever high level research and development in technology is performed. We have graduates who work on special suits for pilots in high-acceleration aircraft, and graduates who work with physicians on image processing techniques that help diagnose disease earlier and with higher reliability. Drexel graduates designed, built and installed new digital controllers on US Navy ships, and were the driving force behind "green" power stations that supply energy with higher efficiency and with much reduced impact on the environment. Our people hold leadership positions in companies engaged in satellite design, rocketry, smart bridges and highways, high definition TV and, most recently, 4G - the latest generation of cellular telecommunication systems.

While many of our graduates continue to be long-time members of the ECE professional community, quite a few use the broad education that they receive here as a stepping stone to careers in medicine, law and even music. The strong basis that our students build in engineering and technology makes them attractive to companies and research laboratories in a wide range of areas, well beyond traditional Electrical Engineering. Among the reasons why our graduates are such favorites of industry is the consistent hands-on experience-based approach of our curriculum, our excellent laboratories, the long-time connections between Drexel and the ECE industry, and the strength of our faculty. In our Department you will find young and dynamic professors who are recent graduates of first-rate universities working alongside widely-recognized leaders of the profession - decorated inventors and educators, and members of US National Academy of Engineering.

Whether you are a student, parent, prospective faculty member or a curious member of the public, I invite you to read our web pages and find a way to become part of the Drexel ECE family. We hope you will also have the opportunity to visit us in our state-of-the-art facilities in the new Edmund D. Bossone Research Enterprise Center in west Philadelphia. ECE at Drexel has been serving the public and the profession for more than a century and our sense of enthusiasm about what we do, as well as our dedication to lead Electrical and Computer Engineering to new heights, are as strong as they have ever been.

Moshe Kam, Ph.D., P.E.
Robert G. Quinn Professor & Department Head
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department


Moshe Kam received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronics Engineering in 1977 from Tel Aviv University, and the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Drexel University in 1985 and 1987, respectively. His professional interests include Robotics and Navigation, Multi-sensor Systems and Sensor Fields, Information Assurance, and Engineering Education. He is a Fellow of IEEE (the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) "for contributions to the theory of decision fusion and distributed detection" (2001). Among his awards and recognitions are a National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award, an Eta Kappa Nu C. Holmes MacDonald Outstanding Teaching Award, and the IEEE Third Millennium Medal. Dr. Kam has served IEEE as Member of the Board of Directors, Member of the Executive Committee, Vice President for Educational Activities, and President and CEO.