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ECE Research Faculty

 

The department currently has 20 tenure-track faculty, 2 faculty fellows, 19 joint faculty, 3 professors emeriti on-campus, 21 adjunct faculty, 5 lecturers, and 3 professors of practice.



Behnaam Aazhang.
J.S. Abercrombie Professor and Department Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Communication theory, information theory, and their applications to wireless communication with a focus on the interplay of communication systems and networks; including network coding, user cooperation, spectrum sharing, and opportunistic access. Signal processing, information processing, and their applications to neuro-engineering with a focus on the real-time closed-loop stabilization of neuronal systems to mitigate disorders such as epilepsy, Parkinson, tremors, depression, and obesity.

Athanasios C. Antoulas.
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Large-scale dynamical systems, approximation, computation, linear algebra.

Aydin Babakhani.
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

    Analysis, design, and testing of integrated circuits and antennas, with applications in high-speed wireless communication, radar, medical imaging, and bio-sensing.

Richard G. Baraniuk.
Victor E. Cameron Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering; and Director of Connexions.

    Multiscale, computational signal and image processing; open access, collaborative scholarly publication.

Joseph R. Cavallaro.
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science; Director, Center for Multimedia Communication.

    VLSI Signal Processing, Wireless Communication Systems Architectures, VLSI Systems Design and Prototyping.

Volkan Cevher.
Faculty Fellow in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

    Sensor network problems, compressive sensing, graphical models, computer vision, Monte-Carlo Markov chain methods, and array signal processing.

John W. Clark, Jr.
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Professor of Bioengineering.

    Electrophysiology (neural, cardiac); mathematical modeling of biological systems; signal processing methods applied to biological systems; nonlinear system dynamics; electromagnetic field theory.

Naomi J. Halas.
Stanley C. Moore Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering; and Professor of Chemistry. Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science.

    Nanoengineering, Plasmonics, and Nanophotonics.

Kevin Kelly.
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

    Electronic Materials; Microscopy; Nanotechnology; compressed sensing.

Caleb Kemere.
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

    Building interfaces with memory and cognitive processes; model-based signal processing; low-power embedded systems..

Edward W. Knightly.
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science.

    Mobile and wireless networks, high-performance and denial-of-service resilient protocol design.

Junichiro Kono.
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

    Optical THz Processes in Semiconductor Nanostructures and Devices.

Farinaz Koushanfar.
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science.

    Sensor networks, low power embedded systems, optimization and statistics.

Rajind Mendes.
Faculty Fellow in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Daniel Mittleman.
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

    Far-infrared spectroscopy of materials using broadband sub-picosecond pulses of terahertz radiation.

Michael Orchard.
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

    Image and video modeling and compression

Jacob T. Robinson.
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Assistant Professor of Bioengineering.

    Neural circuit behavior using nanofabricated devices along with optical, genetic, and electrophysiological techniques.

Ashutosh Sabharwal.
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Wireless networks, information theory; statistical signal processing, statistical model selection; inverse problems and regularization.

Isabell Thomann.
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

    Energy, photocatalysis, ultrafast spectroscopy and nanophotonics.

Frank K. Tittel.
J.S. Abercrombie Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering; Professor of Bioengineering.

Quantum electronic devices, laser spectroscopy, nonlinear optics, and laser-materials, interactions with applications in medicine and microelectronics.
 

Peter J. Varman.
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science.

Parallel computation, Parallel I/O, Database systems.
 

Ashok Veeraraghavan.
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. 

Computational imaging, computer vision and robotics.

Qianfan Xu.
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. 

Nanophotonic Devices and Systems; Optical Interconnections; Optical Sensing. 

Lin Zhong.
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science.
Mobile & Embedded system design, design automation of digital systems.

 


 


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