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Research Centers, Groups and Labs

Adaptive Computing and Embedded Systems (ACES)

The Adaptive Computing and Embedded Systems (ACES) Lab is focused on devising new methodologies and novel architectures for embedded microelectronics and systems. Microelectronic devices constitute the core technology for personal computing and communications, business, industry, government, and defense in the modern world. They have to be continually redesigned and adjusted to address the performance requirements of the present and emerging technologies, the mutating adversarial attack capabilities and forms, and the evolving requirements of the growing distributed embedded computing which include the Cyber-Physical Systems and interconnection of objects within the “Internet of things”. With the increasing trend of interweaving the seamless portable devices into our lives, the key design metrics of low power and security have become even more paramount than before.


 Center for Multimedia Communication (CMC)

The CMC seeks to foster interdisciplinary research by bringing together expertise from computer networking, signal processing, optics, applied mathematics, and computer engineering to meet the technological challenges of today.


Connexions is an environment for collaboratively developing, freely sharing, and rapidly publishing scholarly content on the Web.


Digital Signal Processing Group (DSP)

Digital Signal Processing (DSP) -- the transformation of data (signals, images, video, etc.) to extract or better transmit information -- has evolved from an obscure research discipline into an essential technology of everyday life. Rice has been a major force in DSP research and education and many outstanding DSP alumni now hold leadership positions in academics and industry.

The Realtime Neural Engineering Laboratory

Forming, storing, and using memory requires the hippocampus. Problems in the hippocampal circuit can lead to memory problems (e.g., Alzheimer's, PTSD) and also more complex disorders such as depression and anxiety. We'd like to understand how the hippocampal circuit works at a systems-level in healthy brains, how it goes wrong, and what can be done to change how it functions.

Laboratory for Nanophotonics

To invent, to understand, to develop, to simulate, to control, to optimize, to apply nanoscale optical elements, components, and systems.

 Rice Center for Neuroengineering (RCNE)

At the Rice Center for Neuroengineering, our sole focus is applying electrical engineering concepts to an extremely elaborate system—the human brain. Through our work, we strive to address complex, interconnected problems within the brain that require multi-disciplinary collaboration to solve. Our Mission: Provide an environment that will foster collaboration between researchers, scientists, doctors and clinicians—and ultimately maximize research impact by working across traditional boundaries.


 Rice Efficient Computing Group (RECG)

The Rice Efficient Computing Group (RECG) develops efficient technologies for future computing, communication and interfacing. To us, efficiency means three things: 1) Minimal energy consumption, 2) Use of emerging nanometer devices, and 3) User-centered design and services. We study these three aspects in the contexts of mobile & embedded computing and design automation of digital systems.


Rice Integrated Systems and Circuits (RISC)

We focus on analysis, design, and testing of integrated circuits and antennas with applications in high-speed wireless communication, radar, medical imaging, and bio-sensing. We focus on designing large-scale radiating integrated circuits in frequency regimes of 100 MHz to 1 THz.


Rice Networks Group (RNG)

Rice Networks Group (RNG) is devoted to protocols, theory, and experimental research in next generation wireless networks. The group has deployed and operates a large scale programmable and experimental access network in Southeast Houston.