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The Electrical and Computer Engineering Corporate Affiliates Program

The Corporate Affiliates Program provides an opportunity for corporate and government entities to develop partnerships and relationships with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) within the A. James Clark School of Engineering. As ECE Corporate Affiliates, our partners are able to collaborate in research endeavors, supplement company efforts with outstanding interns, and recruit excellent engineers or researchers post-graduation. These relationships support the highest quality students and engender a greater collaboration to educate engineers of the future while facilitating significant opportunities to collaborate with our accomplished faculty.

The program is designed to promote long-term relationships and mutually beneficial partnerships. Funds generated by these tax deductible, philanthropic gifts are directed to scholarships, research, student activities, and other programs that directly benefit the companies involved and the students and faculty of ECE. To learn more about the ECE Corporate Affiliates Program, please contact Amanda Stein, Assistant Director of External Relations, at (301)405-8189 or email:

The Aerospace Corporation
The Aerospace Corporation takes pride in its highly technical employees who  ensure the success of every mission in national security space programs. The organization is involved in all areas of space systems, from engineering to launch readiness, and provides independent scientific and technical research,   development and advisory services to these space programs.
AGI develops commercial modeling and analysis software for the space, defense and intelligence communities. Used by more than 40,000 engineers, operators and analysts worldwide, AGI software avoids the cost of reinvention, eliminates stovepipes and reduces risks associated with unproven tools.
Agilent Technologies
As the world's premier measurement company, Agilent offers the broadest range of innovative measurement solutions in the industry. The company's four businesses - Chemical Analysis, Life Sciences, Diagnostics and Genomics, and Electronic Measurement — provide customers with products and services that make a real difference in the lives of people everywhere.
As the market leader in modern Business Process Management (BPM) software, Appian delivers an enterprise application platform that unites users with all their data, processes, and collaborations – in one environment, on any mobile device, through a simple social interface. On-premise and in the cloud, Appian is the fastest way to deliver innovative business applications.
Booz Allen Hamiliton, Inc.
Booz Allen Hamilton has been a frontrunner in the strategy and technology consulting industry for nearly 100 years. They provide consulting, engineering and technology services to numerous areas in the U.S. government and to major corporations and non-profit organizations.

Cadence Design Systems is a leading global EDA company. Cadence customers use our software, hardware, and services to overcome a range of technical and economic hurdles.

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Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions
Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions is a long established technology leader in the development of rugged electronic modules and embedded systems for defense applications. They serve as a technology and integration partner to their customers, providing a full range of advanced, highly engineered solutions from modular open systems approaches to fully custom optimized solutions.

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Hughes Network Systems
Hughes is the world’s leading provider of satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative network technologies, managed services, and solutions for enterprises and governments globally.

Juniper Networks delivers innovation across routing, switching and security. Juniper Networks’ innovations in software, silicon and systems transform the experience and economics of networking. The purpose of the Academic Alliance program is to establish an ongoing relationship between Juniper Networks and leading universities, colleges and other academic institutes that are known to specialize in studies of engineering, software development, microelectronics, and telecommunication.
KEYW delivers cybersecurity and geospatial intelligence solutions to U.S. Government and commercial customers. Our services include a full range of technical and program management capabilities needed to conceptualize, build, integrate, and support intelligence systems. KEYW engineers write software programs in a wide variety of programming languages, develop specialized hardware, and integrate diverse custom-developed as well as commercial-off-the-shelf components into solution platforms.

L3 Communications
L3 is top 10 defense contractor in the world that delivers services to the U.S. government, national allies and corporations around the world. L3's definition of success consists of three key elements: agility in responding to customers' needs, innovation in technology, and commitment to quality service.

Leidos creates innovative technology solutions that solve the world's toughest problems in national security, health, and engineering through a culture of innovation. The company is committed to investing in critical internal research and development efforts that respond to client challenges, while working to deliver the next generation of agile, cohesive solutions necessary for today's rapidly changing environment.

LGS Innovations researches, develops and deploys networking solutions dedicated to U.S. Federal Government operations around the world. Using a team of network experts, we provide network research, products, services, and networking solutions to the U.S. Department of Defense, Civilian Agencies and Advanced Program communities that help them address their communications challenges and meet their mission requirements.
Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, MD, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 118,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.
Northrop Grumman
Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cyber, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide. Their mission is to be at the forefront of technology and innovation, delivering superior capability in tandem with maximized cost efficiencies.

PARC, a Xerox company, partnered with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering to support the research of Department Chair, Rama Chellappa. The company supports Dr. Chellappa’s work on domain adaptation for object recognition. PARC is in the Business of Breakthroughs®, providing custom R&D services, technology, expertise, best practices, and intellectual property to their partners.
Since its inception, PARC has pioneered many technology platforms – from the Ethernet and laser printing to the GUI and ubiquitous computing – and has enabled the creation of many industries. Incorporated as an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Xerox in 2002, PARC continues the physical, computer, and social sciences research that enables breakthroughs clients' businesses.

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The Tata group comprises over 100 operating companies in seven business sectors: communications and information technology, engineering, materials, services, energy, consumer products and chemicals. The group has operations in more than 80 countries across six continents, and its companies export products and services to 85 countries.

Tenable Network Security is at a transition in cybersecurity technology that will change the way companies protect their networks. The company builds technology that secures and protects any device from threats on the Internet – malicious software, hackers, viruses, and more.

Texas Instruments
Texas Instruments is a global semiconductor design and manufacturing company operating in more than 35 countries worldwide. TI's innovations in complex signal processing technology work to help create a smarter, safer, greener world.

Whenever critical decisions need to be made, Thales has a role to play. In all the markets we serve – aerospace, space, ground transportation, security and defense – our understanding of the Critical Decision Chain helps customers to decide and act in a timely fashion and obtain the best outcomes.

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ViaSat produces innovative satellite and other digital communication products that enable fast, secure, and efficient communications to any location. We bring today’s new communication applications to people out of reach of terrestrial networks, in both the commercial and government sectors, with a variety of networking products and services.