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Computer Engineering Doctoral Program

Program Details


Doctor of Philosophy


On campus


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Gain the in-demand computer engineering skills you need to lead in rapidly evolving fields like cybersecurity, the Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, and artificial intelligence (AI).

U.S. News and World Report 2024 Best Grad Schools Computer Engineering BadgeIn the Stevens computer engineering Ph.D. program, you’ll develop a strong repertoire of knowledge and techniques, learning to develop models, algorithms and architectures and using them to solve a variety of challenges. Then, you’ll apply that expertise alongside faculty innovators who are advancing the principles and practices that enable today’s complex computer hardware, software, digital, electronics and wireless communications systems. All the while, you’ll have access to state-of-the-art facilities such as the HUDSONLab, which focuses on fundamental challenges in chip design, data science, AI and IoT, and the AISecLab, which focuses on analytics and information security for complex systems.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers dynamic opportunities to explore leading-edge research within a close community of faculty mentors. You'll be able to study under a faculty mentor in the area that you find most exciting:

  • Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing

  • Information Systems and Cybersecurity

  • Cognitive Radio Networks and Spectrum Management

  • Data Analytics

  • Internet of Things

  • Blockchain Technology

  • Applied Artificial Intelligence

Stevens graduate students have the unique opportunity to learn from foremost experts in AI and machine learning research, and their applications in data science and robotics.

Hands-On Electrical and Computer Engineering Research

At Stevens, you have the ability to join research groups with students at a variety of levels of experience, and outstanding faculty so you can learn cutting-edge technology as a team, just like in the real-world. In our state-of-the-art research labs and facilities, you'll have the opportunity to engage in experiential learning.

The Stevens Advantage

Stevens computer engineering Ph.D. graduates are highly regarded in academia, with many alumni going on to careers as research fellows and faculty at other institutions. Additionally, Stevens’ proximity to New York City offers ample opportunities for networking in fields like technology, telecommunications, defense, consulting, finance and government.

More Advantages to Our Program 

  • Innovative curriculum including courses on artificial intelligence, wireless security and intelligent networks

  • Opportunities for both independent research and collaborative work with renowned faculty in state-of-the-art facilities

  • Collaboration with other universities and national research centers

  • Strong financial support and strategic mentoring

  • Strong focus on research and commercialization with patented knowledge

  • Optional Practical Training (OPT) to enhance professional opportunities

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