EECS Chair Claire Tomlin (photo: Noah Berger)

About Our Department

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS) at UC Berkeley offers one of the strongest research and instructional programs in this field anywhere in the world. Our key strength is our array of cross-disciplinary, team-driven projects. The integration of EE and CS forms the core, with strong interactions that extend into biological sciences, mechanical and civil engineering, physical sciences, chemistry, mathematics, and operations research.

Meet the Department Leaders

Welcome to Berkeley EECS

Ours is the first and one of a very few unified electrical engineering and computer sciences departments in the US and the world, and is arguably the most seamlessly integrated of them all. It is one of the most prestigious, not only as an EECS department in a public university, but ranked globally among all EE and CS departments. Berkeley EECS continues to be the home of historic contributions to the fields of electrical engineering and computer sciences. Our world-class faculty includes both those who have been long recognized for their contributions to research and education and many newer faculty who are just starting to gain wide recognition for their work.

We are passionate about educating and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students with a holistic vision of EECS and we strive to create a welcoming environment for students, faculty and staff. We value diversity of all kinds and are proud of our vibrant student organizations who contribute to the life and governance of the department. We invite you to become part of our community, whether as a student, a visitor to our annual Cal Day, or perhaps as a financial supporter.

UC Berkeley is a community wherein faculty and researchers come together to develop new ideas and projects, earning its place as the top-ranked public university. As our EECS student population continues to grow, our graduates go on to found many startup companies and take up positions in companies and institutions around the world.

Our EECS Mission to Educate, Create, and Serve is a vitally important part of our department culture and is articulated below. We encourage you to explore our website and learn more about our cutting-edge research and innovative teaching.

Claire Tomlin
Chair, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

Our Mission


future leaders in academia, government, industry, and entrepreneurial pursuits, through a rigorous curriculum of theory and applications that develops students’ abilities to solve problems individually and in teams.


knowledge of fundamental principles and innovative technologies, through research in the core areas of EECS and in collaboration with other disciplines, that is distinguished by its impact on academia, industry and society.


the communities to which we belong, at local, national, and international levels, with a deep awareness of our ethical responsibilities to our profession and to society.

Prof. Emeritus Charles Shank (EECS Ph.D. 1969) receiving the Enrico Fermi Award from President Obama in 2015 (Pete Souza)
Visitors Yu-Chi "Larry" Ho and Richard Bellman with EECS Profs. Lotfi Zadeh, Michael A. Harrison, Elijah Polak, and John Sakrison in the late 1960s.