Li Bai, PhD

Frequent reinvention is an important virtue in Electrical and Computer Engineering. New technologies in power engineering, communication engineering, and bioinformatics technologies change the world every day. Continual innovations in electrical and computer engineering serve and enhance society. In order to stay competitive, the United States needs a stronger and more skilled engineering workforce.

Students in  our department learn the skills necessary to succeed professionally in the global workforce. More than 50% of the department’s faculty members have received prestigious teaching awards, including the American Society for Engineering Education teaching awards and the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. Furthermore, the faculty demonstrates its mission of service through such activities as mentoring and advising several nationally recognized engineering student professional organizations such as IEEE, Engineering without Borders, the Society of Women Engineers and Temple Robotics.

Our faculty has also received research funding from prestigious organizations (such as NIH, NSF, ONR and other private sectors) and are directing labs investigating issues ranging from imaging to speech processing to power systems. The faculty is also dedicated to providing humanitarian service to communities such as helping Latin American hospitals repair much needed medical equipment like incubators.

Lead by highly experienced and pioneering faculty members, graduates of Temple’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department have designed innovative technologies, started their own businesses and have risen to leadership positions in many prestigious organizations. Our program was the first to teach cutting-edge technologies such as microprocessors, the first in the Delaware Valley to use MATLAB to teach automation and controls, and were leaders in FPGA education. We continue on this strong history of innovative instruction by focusing our programs on futuristic computer assisted technologies and cyber physical systems. We are proud of to serve as leaders in cutting-edge coursework and research that graduates engineers prepared to tackle challenges facing our society.

Li Bai, Ph.D.
Chair & Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering Department