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The ECE Department is engaged in funded research, both basic and applied, in the following areas:

  • computer and embedded systems
  • communication and computer networks
  • emerging nanoelectronics
  • sensing systems
    • antennas and propagation
    • electromagnetics
    • microwave engineering
    • radar networks
    • remote sensing
    • sub-millimeter circuits and devices
    • weather radar
  • system modeling
  • VLSI/CAD
  • wireless communication

The faculty members in these areas are experts who possess the depth necessary to impact fundamental problems, but also the breadth and adaptability to work collaboratively across clusters to have an impact on the grand challenges of engineering. They have won prestigious awards such as the IEEE Lifetime Achievement award, NSF CAREER awards, and election to Fellow grade of the IEEE. Their research interests range from the fundamental underpinnings of emerging nanoelectronic devices, circuits, and computing architectures, all the way up to large complex, integrated, electronic sensing systems, designed to sense processes ranging from the geophysical to the biological. These complex systems are enabled by ubiquitous computing comprised of embedded systems, managed by wireless communication and computer networks, and understood via mathematical systems modeling.