Word From The Chair


Thuy T. Le, Chair of the Department, in front of a bookshelf.

Greetings and welcome to the Electrical Engineering (EE) Department at San José State University. We pride ourselves in being a prominent education and applied research institute serving as the cradle of engineering talent for Silicon Valley.

Please spend a few moments exploring the excellent faculty, solid hands-on training, and the great laboratories and facilities we have to offer. US News and World Report has consistently rated the EE Department as one of the top programs offering Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. With our location in the heart of Silicon Valley, we provide a talent pool for high-tech industries in all areas of electrical and electronic engineering; and reciprocally, we receive collaboration, support, and feedback from industries that keep us at the leading edge of technology.

We are a department that advances with the progress of technology. We collaborate with Silicon Valley companies to bring up-to-date technologies into our curriculum and provide courses that prepare our students for all fields in the Electrical Engineering discipline. Companies can benefit from partnering with our faculty and students by creating synergies that leverage academic exploration and industry experience. Academic-industry collaborations produce results that give industry partners an edge in today’s market and tomorrow’s new frontiers. The core strengths of our faculty and curriculum include semiconductor electronics, wireless communications, machine learning, network security, image and signal processing, analog, digital and mixed-signal circuits, embedded systems, control and robotics, power electronics, and sustainable electric energy systems.

As the world’s regions increasingly influence each other, we enter profoundly into the sphere of the global economy. To prepare our students for this broad spectrum of competition, we must extend our reach to innovations and technological developments. We are actively engaged in collaboration and cooperation in research and education with domestic and international organizations in both the public and private sectors to further our presence and feel the pulse of the global technological progress.


Thuy T. Le, Ph.D.
Professor and Department Chair