Interdisciplinary Hubs and Shared Facilities
Wisconsin Centers for Nanoscale Technology
WCNT are shared instrumentation facilities which contain the Nanoscale Fabrication Center, the Nanoscale Imaging and Analysis Center, and the Soft Materials Characterization Laboratory. WCNT fosters collaboration across 45 UW-Madison departments.
Center for High Throughput Computing
CHTC supports a variety scalable computing resources and services for researchers and their collaborators, including high-throughput computing and tightly-couple computations, high-memory, and GPUs.
Wisconsin Applied Computing Center
WACC is a center whose mission is to facilitate access to advanced computing resources in order to meet the research and educational needs of its members.
Cross-Departmental Research Institutes and Centers
Wisconsin Institute for Discovery
WID is a research institute that draws on the scientific excellence of UW–Madison and specializes in making science better, uniting world-class faculty from areas such as data science, precision medicine, complex systems and emerging technologies.
Grainger Institute for Engineering
GIE provides funding and comprehensive support to nurture collaborative research ideas that show promise as large-scale, extramurally funded activities in critical impact areas.
Materials Research Science and Engineering Center
MRSEC integrates the discovery of new knowledge with creation of research-inspired educational materials, innovative programs that broaden participation in STEM fields, and industry outreach to promote economic and professional development.
Wisconsin Quantum Institute
The Wisconsin Quantum Institute (WQI) works to solve problems and advance our understanding of the physical world using the methods of quantum science and technology through shared research in quantum computing, networking, sensing, and materials.
Opportunities to interact with industry
Wisconsin Electric Machines and Power Electronics Consortium
For over 40 years, WEMPEC has been developing the newest technologies in electric machines and power electronics. Faculty, staff, graduate students, and international scholars collaborate with the support of over 70 corporate supporters.
Resources for Graduate Students
Graduate Student Financial Resources
During the application process, you will have the opportunity to learn about ECE's graduate student fellowships, research assistant and teaching assistant positions, and scholarships. There is also support for travel to conferences and for research.
ECE has a large number of research groups that allow students to explore areas of interest with globally-recognized faculty. Visit the department research page to find nine research focus areas and learn more about the research groups within each.
Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Student Association
The ECE Graduate Student Association is a student-run organization supported by the ECE department. This vibrant and inclusive organization keeps ECE students engaged throughout the year with fun and educational events for all ECE graduate students.
Interdisciplinary research seminar series
Systems, Information, Learning and Optimization (SILO) research group aims to build a community of mathematically-minded researchers interested in computational and mathematical sciences.