What you'll work on
Our research projects include numerical methods for VLSI CAD, advanced integrated circuit modeling, machine learning, computational intelligence, interconnect optimization, cyber-physical systems, smart homes, smart grids, parallel computing for convex optimization, underwater acoustic communication networks, autonomous vehicles, and many more. External funding for departmental research comes from both government and industry sources.
Sample Areas of Interest
Who you'll work with
Students and faculty work together in search of practical answers to vexing technological questions. Work in the new Institute of Computing and Cybersystems, a university-wide research center, with researchers from Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, and many other academic units on campus.
William and Gloria Jackson Associate Professor,
Electrical and Computer Engineering
"Explore the boundaries of software, hardware, and possibility."
We work at the intersection of electrical engineering and computer science, spanning software and hardware for microcontrollers and microprocessors, embedded systems programming, and robotics design.
Where you'll work
Our department occupies over 50,000 square feet of space and maintains a variety of state-of-the-art laboratories and facilities, including the Microfabrication Facility, the Paul and Susan Williams Center for Computer Systems Research, the Wireless Positioning Laboratory, the Energy Storage Laboratory, the Smart Grid Control Center, and spaces for research in power, photonics, microgrids, and robotics.
Master's Degree Report Option
This option requires a report describing the results of an independent study project. The scope of the research topic should be defined in such a way that a full-time student could complete the requirements for a master’s degree in twelve months or three semesters following the completion of course work by regularly scheduling graduate research credits.
Of the minimum total of 30 credits, at least 24 must be earned in course work other than the project:
|Course work||24 credits|
|Total (minimum)||30 credits|
|Distribution of course work credit|
|5000–6000 series (minimum)||12 credits|
|3000–4000 level (maximum)||12 credits|
Programs may have stricter requirements and may require more than the minimum number of credits listed here