Phd in Electrical and Computer


Find limitless opportunities with the Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering at LTU. Join an exciting community, carry out groundbreaking research, and determine the course of future technology. Raise your skills and learn the thrilling Electrical and Computer Engineering world, raising your knowledge to unprecedented levels.

2020 U.S. News & World Report

Best Engineering Graduate

The Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering degree will prepare its students in the following primary doctoral research areas:

  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Smart Grid Power Line Communications
  • Artificial Intelligence • Intelligent Systems
  • Medical Robotics
  • Wireless Communication, Vehicle Communication Network, Sensor Networks
  • Speech Enhancement Techniques
  • Internet of Things
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Embedded System and Software
  • Non-Destructive Optical Detection, Ultrasound Generation and imaging, Photoacoustic Imaging and Sensing
  • Augmented reality

Why LTU?

  • The Ph.D. program in ECE provides two paths: one for those with a master's degree seeking a Ph.D. and another for those with a Bachelor’s degree aiming for a Ph.D.
  • The Ph.D. program in ECE is a center of innovation, collaboration, and academic prowess. It prepares students not only to face the challenges of today but also to pioneer new horizons of tomorrow in the dynamic field of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
  • The Ph.D. in ECE program offers a broad spectrum of research areas, spanning Electrical Engineering (e.g., Controls, Electromagnetics, Electronics), Computer Engineering (e.g., Embedded Systems), Wireless Communications, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Intelligent Systems, Energy, and Signal Processing. This diversity enables students to specialize in areas aligned with their interests and career goals.
  • You will be guided by a team of accomplished faculty members who are experts in their respective fields. Their mentorship ensures a supportive and intellectually stimulating learning experience, fostering academic excellence and professional growth.
  • LTU is committed to nurturing a lifelong passion for learning. In addition to acquiring specialized knowledge in ECE, students develop critical skills that empower them to adapt to emerging technologies, ensuring they stay at the forefront of their field throughout their careers.
  • LTU recognizes the diverse needs of its students. The Ph.D. in ECE program offers flexibility, including part-time enrollment options, catering to both full-time students and industry professionals seeking to balance work commitments with doctoral studies. Industry professionals with appropriate credentials will have the option to pursue the ECE Ph.D. program on a part-time basis.
  • LTU promotes interdisciplinary collaboration, allowing students to explore connections between ECE and other fields. This approach encourages a holistic understanding of technology and provides a unique perspective on problem-solving.

Meet the Faculty


Dr. Nabih Jaber


Dr. Jaber specializes in intelligent transportation systems, wireless communications, coding and information theory, dedicated short-range communications vehicular systems, smart grid power line communications, and sensor networks. His interests extend to advanced driver assistance systems, test-bed implementations, and innovative simulation system designs. Additionally, Dr. Jaber serves as the Director of the Innovative Smart Wireless Networking Lab and holds the position of IEEE Student Branch Counselor and Advisor at LTU.

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Program Director

Dr. Nabih Jaber