Message from the Chair

Dinesh RajanElectrical Engineering is one of the oldest, but eternally young and vibrant, fields in engineering. Advances in this area have revolutionized our life-style and are a prime enabler of the sophisticated technological society that we live in today. As we continue this push towards tackling global problems, SMU Electrical Engineering students will become the innovators of tomorrow, with a vision of a vibrant future and making it a reality, even as they tackle the numerous challenges they may encounter.


In the EE Department, we believe research and teaching are two sides of one tapestry. Our academic programs and education curricula are constantly evolving to reflect changing needs. Undergraduate students are exposed to, and participate in, research right from their freshman year. The department provides a holistic learning experience covering both fundamental theories and extensive experimental/hands-on opportunities.

The diverse student population in our department is inquisitive, eager to learn, and encouraged to embrace risk.  Together, faculty and students bring the first class facilities of the Jerry R. Junkins Electrical Engineering Building to life utilizing its fine educational and research laboratories. Our faculty and students are focused on innovative and cutting-edge research in the following major areas - Analog and Digital Circuit Design, Novel Antenna Architectures, Photonics, Signal Processing, and Wireless Networking. Our graduates are placed in leading industrial positions across the world.

I invite you to visit our campus and become a part of our team as we strive to fulfill our vision.

Dinesh Rajan

Chair and Associate Professor

Department of Electrical Engineering