Areas of Research

The Faculty in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering conduct cutting-edge research in the following areas:

Micro-/Nano-electronics and Photonics

Gary M. Atkinson, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Specialization Areas: Micro and nanofabrication, sensors and actuators, energy conversion devices. Device Test and Characterization Laboratory

Vitaliy Avrutin, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, Specialization Areas: III-Nitride epitaxy, semiconductor optoelectronic devices. Microelectronic Materials and Device Laboratory

Supriyo Bandyopadhyay, Ph.D., Commonwealth Professor, Specialization Areas: Straintronics, coherent spin transport in nanowires for sensing and information processing, nanowire-based room-temperature infrared detectors. Quantum Device Laboratory

Michael J. Cabral, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Specialization Areas: Engineering education, nanofabrication techniques, molecular electronics

Nathaniel Kinsey, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Specialization Areas: Nanophotonics and plasmonics, nonlinear and integrated optics, optical materials. KLab Photonics

Hadis Morkoç, Ph.D., Founders Professor, Specialization Areas: Group III-IV semiconductors, light emitting diodes, nitride semiconductor heterostructures. Microelectronic Materials and Device Laboratory

Ümit Özgür, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Specialization Areas: Group III-nitride and zinc oxide optoelectronics, ultrafast optical spectroscopy, semiconductor heterostructures. Microelectronic Materials and Device Laboratory

Gregory E. Triplett, Ph.D., Professor and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, Specialization Areas: optoelectronics/photonics, electronic materials, computational intelligence

Power, Energy, and Controls

Rosalyn Hobson Hargraves, Ph.D., Associate professor, Specialization Areas: STEM education, medical image and signal processing, artificial neural networks

Ashok Iyer, Ph.D., Professor, Specialization Areas: GPS applications, neural networks, linear and nonlinear control theory

Yuichi Motai, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Specialization Areas: sensory intelligence, medical imaging, computer vision. Sensory Intelligence Laboratory

Zhifang Wang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Specialization Areas: Electrical power system modeling and optimization, renewable integration, demand management in smart grids. Electric Power and Energy Systems Laboratory

Signal Processing and Communications

Alen Docef, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Specialization Areas: Medical image processing, signal processing architectures, document compression for archiving

Afroditi V. Filippas, Ph.D., Professor and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Specialization Areas: Microwave and RF modeling and simulation, signal processing, medical devices

Ruixin Niu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Specialization Areas: Statistical signal processing, information fusion in sensor networks, wireless communications

Erdem Topsakal, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Specialization Areas: Microwave hyperthermia and ablation, wireless medical telemetry, computational electromagnetics

Computer Architecture and Cyber-Physical Systems

Tim Bakker, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, Specialization Areas: Digital system design for fault-tolerant and safety-critical systems, advanced collaborative algorithms for unmanned aircraft systems, cyber-physical systems security.

Carl Elks, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Specialization Areas: Embedded systems design and analysis, dependability analysis of safety critical systems, cyber-physical systems

Robert H. Klenke, Ph.D., Professor, Specialization Areas: Collaborative unmanned aerial vehicles, cyber-physical systems security, hardware/software codesign. Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Laboratory

R. Daniel Resler, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Specialization Areas: Programming languages, compiler design, automatic generation of software

Weijun Xiao, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Specialization Areas: GPU and heterogeneous computing, emerging memory and storage technologies, embedded systems

Wei Zhang, Ph.D., Professor, Specialization Areas: Real-time and embedded systems, computer architecture, parallel computing. Embedded Systems Lab (ESL)