Graduate Advising


Graduate Advisors

Sacksith Ekkaphanh
Graduate Program Coordinator
2064 Kemper Hall
Email: sekkaphanh@ucdavis.edu
Phone: (530) 752-1726

Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar
Professor and Vice Chair for Graduate Studies
Email: ghaffar@ucdavis.edu
Website: http://www.ece.ucdavis.edu/~ghaffar/

Erkin Şeker
Associate Professor and Graduate Faculty Advisor
Email: eseker@ucdavis.edu
Website: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/seker/


Advising Structure and Mentoring

Ph.D.

The Major Professor is the faculty member who assists the student in preparing a detailed program of study and who supervises the student’s research and dissertation. The Major Professor serves as the Chair of the Ph.D. Guidance Committee and Dissertation Committee. The Major Professor also serves as a member of the Qualifying Exam Committee.

The Graduate Faculty Advisor, who is nominated by the Department Chair and appointed by the Dean of Graduate Studies, is a resource for information on academic requirements, policies and procedures, and registration information until the Ph.D. Guidance Committee is formed.

The Graduate Program Coordinator should be the first person consulted on all actions regarding graduate affairs. The Graduate Program Coordinator may advise the student to contact the ECE Graduate Adviser or the Office of Graduate Studies to address particular issues.

M.S. and B.S./M.S. Integrated Degree

The Major Professor is the primary mentor during the student’s career at UC Davis and will assist with developing the student’s Program of Study. The Major Professor serves as the chair of the Thesis Committee (for Plan I) or Comprehensive Exam Committee (for Plan II). The student must select a Major Professor from the members of the ECE Graduate Program as soon as possible, but no later than the beginning of the third quarter of enrollment. In the case of a change of Major Professor, signatures of the previous and new major professor are required acknowledging the change. The ECE Vice Chair for Graduate Studies, also referred to as the Graduate Program Chair, will serve as the interim adviser to new students during the process of selecting a major professor.

The Graduate Faculty Advisor, who is nominated by the Department Chair and appointed by the Dean of Graduate Studies, is a resource for information on academic requirements, policies and procedures, and registration information until a major professor is selected. The ECE Graduate Adviser is responsible for reviewing programs of study for each student and acting on student petitions.

The Graduate Program Coordinator should be the first person consulted on all actions regarding graduate affairs. The Graduate Program Coordinator may advise the student to contact the ECE Graduate Adviser or the Office of Graduate Studies to address particular issues.


Advising Appointments

Current students may schedule an appointment through the Appointment System by selecting Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Graduate Advising Hours: Fall 2018 TBA