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Our department prepares you for a highly interconnected world that heavily depends on sensors, computers and networks. Here you will find a unique interdisciplinary approach to solving problems in computer security, medicine, defense, communications and more.

Our department holds a storied history that dates back to 1938. Today, our faculty and students are at the forefront of changing modern society with their novel concepts and ideas. Whether it is signal processing, high-performance computing, prosthetics or brain interfaces, we are shaping the world in which we live.

We invite you to explore our website or visit our beautiful campus to learn more about our programs.


Brain-Machine Interfacing, Hype or Reality?

Is fusing brain and machine a desirable goal? And if so, are we there yet? This lecture will cast reasonable doubt that the goal set forth by entertainment industry will be achieved soon and not in the way expected.


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Smart wristband takes on Parkinson’s

For the 4 million people worldwide with Parkinson’s disease, a smart wristband invented by a team of University of Rhode Island engineering students could let them lead healthier lives.


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Perfecting sensors to predict seizures

Habib Lawal (’16) wants a better way to treat seizures. The electrical engineering student is testing a novel approach in partnership with Professor Walter Besio.


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