Headshot of Dean Volakis Welcome to Florida International University’s College of Engineering and Computing. I am privileged to lead one of the largest and top research engineering and computing colleges in the U.S.

The College of Engineering and Computing is proud of its growth and accomplishments in recent years. Our annual research expenditures has grown an impressive 88 percent since 2017, and our U.S. News and World Report best engineering school rankings have jumped more than 20 points among public universities since 2015. We rank #1 in the continental U.S. in awarding bachelor’s and master’s degrees to Hispanic students, and #11 in awarding bachelor’s degrees to African-Americans.

Our students are committed to excellence and have demonstrated that they are worlds ahead in innovation and creativity. Our faculty are leaders in their research areas. Of nearly 130 tenured/tenured-track faculty, 17 have received prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Awards, and six are members of the National Academy of Inventors.

As we continue our impressive growth and path to reach new heights of excellence, we are committed to providing our students the best of the best in worlds ahead education. We are here to serve our students and enable their careers, entrepreneurship and passion in life. Our faculty is welcoming and ready to engage students in above and beyond activities in the classroom and their world-class laboratories. We hope that you will browse our website and explore the twelve bachelor’s, fifteen master’s, and six doctoral degree programs offered across our various departments and schools.

To our alumni, we express our commitment to making you proud of your degree, welcoming you back to campus and engaging you with our college and its sprawling activities worldwide. To our community, we promise to be an integral part of the region’s and nation’s economic engine. Our entrepreneurial activities and leadership in research are aimed at enhancing the economic growth of Miami and the state of Florida. To our industry partners, we are committed to working with you in training the leaders of our future workforce.

We welcome our visitors to get to know us, meet our faculty, join an alumni network and be part of our college’s mission to innovate and create an exciting future that is worlds ahead.


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John L. Volakis


Dean, College of Engineering and Computing
Professor, Electrical & Computing Engineering Department
USNC-URSI Comm B Chair
Website: https://volakis.eng.fiu.edu