Research Areas


The ECE Department comprises the following four Technical Thrust Groups, serving a wide range of focus areas within electrical and computer engineering. List of faculty, active research areas, and courses typically offered within these TTGs are available by following the corresponding links.

Communication, Control, and Signal Processing
Active research areas include wireless communications and networking, communications traffic modeling, pattern recognition, computer vision, medical and natural image processing, RF circuits and systems, spacecraft controls, multivariable controls, optimal controls, and nonlinear controls.

Computer Systems
Active research projects include embedded systems and robotics, embedded computing and architectures, hardware security, hardware/software co-design, real-time OS, reconfigurable computing, multicore computing, digital VLSI, Big Data, embedded mobile computing, cloud computing, cyber-physical systems, heterogeneous many-core architecture.

Devices, Circuits, and Systems
Active research areas include RF circuit design, antennas, analog and mixed-signal circuit design, power electronics, fiber-optic sensors, laser and detector design, optical and optoelectronic networks, optical image processing, optoelectronic material science, photovoltaics, quantum devices, materials for submicron lithography, microstructural analyses, vacuum microelectronics, radiation hardened devices, packaging and systems integration, and device modeling.

Power Systems
Active research areas include power systems modeling and analysis, power electronics, Smart Grid, microgrids, power system stability and control, power system optimization, utility applications, high voltage, condition monitoring, economic operation of power systems, electromechanical systems and drives, power system protection, and renewable energy.