Research Areas and Centers in Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering
ECEE Department has ten research areas:
Biomedical engineering is concerned with the development and manufacture
of prostheses, medical devices, diagnostic devices, drugs, and other
Communications engineering and information theory are interested in
the efficient representation and reliable transmission and/or storage
A computer engineer is an electrical engineer with a focus on digital
logic systems; a computer engineer is a software
architect with a focus on the interaction between software programs
and the related hardware components.
Control techniques are used whenever some quantity, such as speed,
temperature, or force must be made to behave in some desirable way
This area is concerned with the use of the electromagnetic
Solid-state devices form the basis of integrated circuits, which have
a variety of electronic, optoelectronic, and magnetic applications.
The research in this field is concerned with design, fabrication, and
characterization of novel materials and devices with sub-micron
This area emphasizes the design, fabrication, and characterization of
materials, devices and systems for the generation, transmission,
amplification, detection, and processing of light signals.
Power electronics are the technologies associated with the efficient conversion,
control, and conditioning of electronic power by static means from its
available input form into the desired electrical output form.
Remote sensing research focuses on the measurement and interpretation
of atmospheric properties from the troposphere through the mesosphere.
Very Large Scale Integration is a term applied to most modern integrated
circuits. Research in this area works toward development of
new algorithms and design methodologies to efficiently design VLSI
The Department hosts two research centers: