We like to say it hasn’t been done—yet. At Michigan Technological University, you can conceive, analyze, design, integrate, and evaluate the next generation of digital systems. Develop the hardware, software, and security infrastructure for the Internet of Things, the future of our connected world.
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
- Artificial Intelligence
- Big Data
- Embedded Computing
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.
To complete a doctoral degree, students must complete the following milestones:
- Complete all course work and research credits (see credit requirements below)
- Pass Qualifying Examination
- Pass Research Proposal Examination
- Prepare and Submit Approved Dissertation
- Pass Final Oral Defense
The minimum credit requirements are as follows:
|Total Credit Requirements|
|MS–PhD (minimum)||30 credits|
|BS–PhD (minimum)||60 credits|
Individual programs may have higher standards and students are expected to know their program's requirements. See the Doctor of Philosophy Requirements website for more information about PhD milestones and related timelines.