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Electrical Engineering Research Areas
Integrated Electronics Systems Technology
Complex electronic systems are now everywhere (e.g. cars, planes, cellphones). There will be a continuing need to design and build such systems (electric cars, distributed power networks, bio-instrumentation, sensor networks, and information and communication systems) in an energy efficient way that can be scaled up in application space and scaled down in device size.
We investigate the physics, materials, devices, and systems using light and electromagnetism generally, for applications including sensing, imaging, communications, energy, biology, medicine, security, and information processing. Our scientific work ranges from basic quantum mechanical processes in nanostructures to planetary science, incorporating technologies from nano and micro scale fabrication through radio and optical fiber communications to environmental probes.
Principles and techniques involved in the design and analysis of systems implemented using hardware and software. This includes computer networks; the architecture and design of computer subsystems including processors, memory systems, input/output, and interconnect; programming systems and compilers; and large software systems including systems handling massive amounts of data, graphics and imaging systems, and distributed web services. Read More ..
Research in ISL focuses on the development and application of mathematical models, techniques, and algorithms for information processing, broadly construed. In addition to work on the core disciplines of information theory and coding, control and optimization, signal processing, and learning and inference, ISL research spans several application areas, including biomedical imaging, wireless communications and networks, multimedia communications, Internet, energy systems, transportation systems, and financial systems. Much of this research is interdisciplinary and involves faculty and students from other departments across the university.
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Bioscience is one the most important engineering systems that mankind wishes to model, understand, and engineer. Bio-EE provides a rich set of analytical tools to tackle these systems. The strength of our group is the ability to work with imaging technologies, instrumentation and analysis. Read More ..
Study of the environment, energy and climate using tools from systems theory, sensing, networking, control and signal processing.
Fundamental issues related to sustainable energy generation, application to efficient generation of electricity, heating/cooling for domestic use. High interest application areas include energy conservation, climate change, water and carbon cycles and oil/gas exploration. Read More ..