Our mission (1) to advance the state of the art in research needed to solve important societal problems in electrical and computer engineering, (2) to educate the future generation of electrical and computer engineers, and (3) to instill a culture of excellence in research and education is strengthened by a strong partnership with industry, and our successes benefit all of our stakeholders, including industry.  Many of our faculty have long-standing relationships with industry, including research contracts, consulting, entrepreneurship, and above all, through our graduates who are recruited by leading companies.