The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department maintains a variety of well-equipped research facilities. Some of the areas of research include:
Cyberphysical Systems and Cybersecurity
Current research work in this thrust involves the development of basic analytical models for cyberphysical systems and cyberphysical security, such as the design of a secure Internet and smart grids. ECE faculty are also developing distributed data fusion and multi-agent systems which has application in issues related to distributed decision making and real-time estimation of the state of interconnected cyberphysical systems so that they may make sense of their operational data.
Current ECE faculty are mainly focused on the algorithmic aspects of big data and informatics, namely the design of statistical signal processing, data mining, data fusion, machine learning, image processing, game theoretic, and computer vision methods for processing various types of signals and data with different levels of quality, data velocities and volumes. For example, faculty are working on the analysis of genomic data for the detection of cancer gene markers, the detection of toxicity and pathogens in the water supply, face recognition for security applications, and other problems of importance.
Machine Learning and Data Analytics
Nanotechnology and Smart Devices
ECE faculty are currently involved in designing nanophotonic devices for energy harvesting and storage as well as biomedical applications. ECE faculty are also involved in the design of nanoscale MEMS devices for the detection of cancer. ECE faculty are also involved in the design of optical devices and systems for hyperspectral imaging, and other applications. ECE Faculty members are heavily involved in the operation and management of the BioNIUM facility that is an essential laboratory component of this thrust.