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Research and Collaboration

Industry involvement is essential to the success of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) educational and research mission. Strong industrial support ensures that ECE’s research and educational efforts address the needs and challenges of the industry, while supporting and enhancing our infrastructure, students, curriculum, and research.

By collaborating with industry and governmental agencies, our ECE faculty and students pursue fundamental and applied research in a wide spectrum of subjects, including data-intensive high performance computing, massive storage and file system, computer architecture and evolvable hardware, secure processor and ASIC design, programmable digital fabric and mobile computing, networked dynamical systems and cooperative control, optimization and dynamic games, autonomous vehicles, medical and assistive robotics, biomedical devices and control, energy systems with distributed renewables, electric machines, power systems protection and control, smart grid, digital signal processing, detection and estimation, communication theory, cognitive radios and networks, wireless ad-hoc and sensor networks, remote sensing, satellite communications, microwave sensors, antennas, phased arrays and integrated RF, micro- and nano-electronics, solid state device modeling, acoustic wave and MEMS devices, power electronics, and thin film micromachining. Their transformational research supports sustainable economic growth, national security, and improved quality of life.