Coding Theory, Information Theory, and Discrete Mathematics.
Computer Architecture and Parallel Computing, Embedded Systems and Software, Hardware/Software Codesign, Reconfigurable Computing, Asynchronous Circuits, Photonic Interconnects, Design for Sustainability.
Computer-aided design, verification, and testing for digital systems; Fault-tolerant computing; and VLSI architectures.
Rick G. Branner
Professor Branner performs research in the general area of the design and analysis of Microwave and RF devices, circuits, systems and antennas. His work focuses on realizations found in modern military and commercial systems. This research is motivated by his over 25 years of industrial experience combined with strong theoretical foundations.
Physics of nanoscale vacuum electronic devices, associated materials and nano-fabrication technologies.
Communications and computer networks, wireless/mobile computing. Specific topics include: Internet measurement and network management, data acquisition (e.g., sampling, streaming, online learning), data analytics (e.g., anomaly detection), routing & traffic engineering, and software defined networks. Collaborative, interdisciplinary research relating to emerging societal-scale applications and security & privacy issues such as massive online social platforms, intelligent transportation systems, etc.
Shuguang (Robert) Cui
Data oriented large-scale information analysis and system design, including large-scale distributed estimation and detection, information theoretical approaches for large data set analysis, complex cyber-physical system design, and cognitive network optimization.
Digital Wireless Communications; Cross-Layer Wireless Network Design and Optimization; Statistical Signal Processing Methods; Digital and Array Signal Processing, Cyclostationary and Higher Order Statistics, Adaptive Signal Processing, System Identification and Spectrum Estimation.
Design methods for embedded computing systems with a focus on streaming and data analytic workloads, such as signal processing, computer vision and machine learning. Specific topics of contribution include: Static and dynamic management of computing system resources; system-level design automation; reconfigurable architectures and combinatorial algorithm design for embedded applications. The research area offers an interesting blend of theory and practice, and finds applications in many disciplines ranging from medicine and agriculture to cyber-security and defense.
J. Sebastian Gomez-Diaz
My main research interests span the multidisciplinary areas of applied electromagnetics from RF and microwaves to terahertz and infrared frequencies, metamaterials/metasurfaces, novel 2D materials, nonlinear phenomena, antennas, and numerical techniques, among other emerging topics in plasmonics and nanophotonics. In particular, I am especially interested in the efficient control and manipulation of electromagnetic waves in unprecedented ways, aiming to overcome the limitations of current technology and communication systems in terms of dynamic reconfiguration, integration and miniaturization while simultaneously boosting their performance and functionalities.
Q. Jane Gu
RF/MMIC/THz and mixed-signal integrated circuits and systems; design techniques for post-CMOS devices; imaging, radar and communication circuits and systems; ultra-low power IC and systems; mm-wave array and beam-forming techniques; bio-sensing and bio-imaging circuits and systems.
A. Nazli Gundes
Molecular-Scale Systems: Understanding the electrical, mechanical, and magnetic properties of single molecule devices; creating single-molecule devices and circuits; understanding and controlling energy conversion in molecular systems; and biological diagnostics requiring a single molecule.
Charles E. Hunt
Solid-State electronic and luminescent materials and devices. Energy-efficient light sources. Field-emission cathode materials and vacuum-nanoelectronic devices.
Paul J. Hurst
Analog and mixed-signal integrated circuit design for analog-digital interfaces and digital communications using CMOS technologies.
Saif M. Islam
Nanomanufacturing, Nanoepitaxy, nano-integrations. Synthesis and device applications of semiconductor and oxide nanostructures for electronics, photonics, energy conversion, energy storage, nano-bio systems, bio-chemical sensors, sensor networks, memory, logic, MEMS/NEMS devices. 3D device/chip integration, substrate-less devices and circuit fabrication. Inorganic-bio interfaces. Self-assembly, molecular electronic devices. Fundamental forces in nanodevices. Ultra-fast nano-optoelectronics. Metamaterials based photonics.
Linda P. B. Katehi
Professor Katehi is an expert in the areas of development and characterization (theoretical and experimental) of microwave, millimeter printed circuits; the computer-aided design of VLSI interconnects; the development and characterization of micro-machined circuits for microwave, millimeter-wave and sub-millimeter-wave applications including MEMS switches, high-Q evanescent mode filters and MEMS devices for circuit re-configurability; the development of low-loss lines for sub-millimeter-wave and terahertz frequency applications; theoretical and experimental study of uniplanar circuits for hybrid-monolithic and monolithic oscillator, amplifier and mixer applications; theoretical and experimental characterization of photonic band-gap materials.