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ECE Graduate Student Services Office

  • ECE Grad Student Services Office Hours

    Temporary: The University has been ordered “closed” by the Health Officer of the County of Riverside, effective March 16, 2020. We are not physically on-campus, but are working from home and will be able to respond and help you. 

    • Forms: Most forms are available online. You are welcome to email a scan or clear photo of any paper forms you need processed to Kim Underhill kim@ece.ucr.edu . The department will work with you to process all your forms.
    • Deadlines: All campus deadlines are still in effect. If you are experiencing any issues meeting a campus deadline, please let Kim Underhill know and the department will work with you to help resolve this.

    Drop-In advising hours held by Zoom for Kim Underhill, Grad Program Coordinator 

    Continuing ECE Grad Students should check their email for the link and invite to the Zoom advising sessions. The Zoom link is sent out every Friday as the last item in the weekly opportunities email.

     

    Tues. 1pm-3pm (July 28th: 2:30-4pm)

    Thurs. 1pm-3pm (July 2nd and July 16th: no drop-ins)

    Fri. 10am-12pm (July 17th: no drop-ins)

     

    Appointments: If you’re unable to make the Zoom walk-in (drop-in) hours, you are welcome to set an appointment by emailing Kim Underhill kim@ece.ucr.edu with your full name, SID #, and 2-3 days/times you are available during regular business hours.

     

    Campus Holiday closures:

    July 3rd

Guides

  • How to change the # of units in an EE 297/299
  • CPT and OPT

    Graduate students are expected to first discuss with the International Students Office (ISS) email: internationalstudents@ucr.edu before filing a CPT or OPT form.

    Employment Options for F-1 Students: CPT, OPT, H-1B
    OPT form
    CPT form for graduate students

    TEMPORARY CPT instructions during the 2020 campus closure:

    After you discuss your CPT options with the ISS office, you should email Kim Underhill  kim@engr.ucr.edu.edu all of the following:

    • A completed CPT form.
    • Your internship offer letter.
    • PhD students: An email approval from your faculty research advisor. Tip: you may want to start this process early by emailing your faculty advisor to get her/his approval in advance so you'll have it ready when you submit the form.

    Notes:

    • If you are receiving financial support including fellowship fees or TA/GSR fee remissions, then it's important that the start/end dates on your CPT form are between June 13th (last day of SP20 is 6/12) to Sept, 27th (first day of F20 is 9/28). If your internship dates on your CPT form fall within the dates of the regular quarter (spring, fall, winter) then Grad Division may reverse your fee payment and you'll be personally charged the fees.
    • International students must enroll in 1 unit of EE 298i under their faculty research advisor during the summer.

     

Preliminary and Comprehensive Exam

  • MS Comprehensive / PhD Preliminary Exam Schedule

    Ph.D. preliminary examination is combined with the M.S. Comprehensive Exam. A Ph.D. candidate is required to pass the exam at the Ph.D. level. To do this, a student must typically get a higher score than what is necessary to pass at the M.S. level. To take the exam, the students must register by notifying the Graduate Student Services Advisor at least one month prior to the exam date.

    The follow dates are for the Electrical and Computer Engineering Ph.D. Preliminary Exams:

    • December 18, 2019 
    • June 17, 2020 (proctored remotely)
  • EE 260 Seminar Courses offered 2018-2019 for the Comprehensive/Preliminary Exams

    These EE 260 Seminar Courses offered during the 2018-19 academic year have been approved as advanced for the Comprehensive/Preliminary Exams.

    VLSI Circuits and Systems (was Computer Engineering)

    F18

    EE 260 001

    Computer Architecture Security

    Abu-Ghazaleh

     W19

    EE 260 004

    Signal Processing: Sparsity, Structure and Interference

    Asif

    EE 260 001

    Advanced VLSI Design

    Tan

    SP19

    EE 260 002

    Big Data Analytics in Smart Grid

    Nanpeng Yu

    EE 260 003

    Distributed Control

    W. Ren

    EE 260 001

    Seminar in Electrical Engineering

    Mihri Ozkan

    EE 260 004

    Seminar in Electrical Engineering

    Cheng

     

    Nano-materials and Devices

     W19

    EE 260 001

    Advanced VLSI Design

    Tan

    SP19

    EE 260 004

    Seminar in Electrical Engineering

    Cheng

     

    Signals, Systems, and Machine Intelligence

     W19

    EE 260 004

    Signal Processing: Sparsity, Structure and Interference

    Asif

    SP19

    EE 260 002

    Big Data Analytics in Smart Grid

    Nanpeng Yu

    EE 260 003

    Distributed Control

    W. Ren

  • MS Comprehensive Exam Registration Form
  • PhD Preliminary Exam Registration Form

PhD Defense and Dissertation

  • Departmental Requirements and Deadlines
    • Two weeks prior to your defense, you should do both of the following:
      1. Complete the with your defense information.
      2. Email the completed file as a word document to ecegradoffice@ece.ucr.edu
    • One week in prior to your defense, send your written dissertation to your entire committee
  • Graduate Division Requirements and Deadlines
    • Please read the full Graduation Procedures and Requirements here
    • Dissertation/Thesis Filing Checklist - Information regarding filing the dissertation/thesis and graduation requirements
    • Signature Approval Page
      • You are required to submit a Signature Approval Page to Graduate Division.
      • Check out the sample Signature Approval Page, which is the form the thesis/dissertation committee signs to approve the written document.
      • The signed version is not included in the PDF of the document you upload. You'll need to submit this separately, as a hard copy, to Graduate division by 12PM on the posted deadline. You will not graduate without an original version.
      • Only original signatures can be accepted. No scans, e-signatures, faxes, etc can be used to sign this form. All committee members must sign the same page. Students should plan well in advance of the deadline to get the required signatures.
    • Helpful Hints for the Signature Approval Page
      • If you have a committee member who's not local/unavailable to sign in person, please begin the process of having the form signed at least a month in advance. Mailing the form will be required.
      • Some committees are willing to sign before the dissertation is complete and have a trusted staff or faculty member hold it until the revisions are complete.
      • Have your committee sign the signature approval page while at your defense.
      • If a committee member is in another country or far away, email the blank page to them. They can print, sign, and then mail it back for other members. It's best to have the member furthest away sign first.

Colloquia

  • 2019-2020 Academic Year

    SPRING 2020

    • 03/30/2019     Joe Chow, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    • 04/06/2020     Ivan Schuller, UC San Diego
    • 04/13/2020     Tryphon Georgiou, UC Irvine
    • 04/20/2020     Hsien-Hsin Lee, Facebook
    • 04/27/2020     Soon-Jo Chung, CalTech
    • 05/04/2020     Evan Reed, Stanford
    • 05/11/2020     Marco Levorato, UC Irvine
    • 05/18/2020     Justin Romberg, Georgia Tech
    • 05/25/2020     Holiday
    • 06/01/2020     Katie Bouman, CalTech

    WINTER 2020

    FALL 2019