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Research Interest Areas

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In addition to applying to Computer Science or Electrical and Computer Engineering, applicants must choose the research area they are interested in. Select one or two research areas.

 

COMPUTER SCIENCE

Theoretical Computer Science

  • Algorithms
  • Computational geometry and topology
  • Cryptography
  • Complexity

Cybersecurity and Cryptography

  • Theoretical foundations of cryptography
  • Applied cryptography
  • Privacy-enhancing technologies
  • Network security
  • Distributed systems/cloud security
  • Cyber-physical systems security

Computer Graphics, Visualization, and Vision

  • Computer animation
  • Computer graphics
  • Computer vision
  • Geometric processing
  • GPU computing/parallel computing
  • Image processing
  • Information visualization
  • Scientific visualization

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Data Science

  • Bioinformatics
  • Computational ecology and ecosystem management
  • Computer vision
  • Data science and big data
  • Databases and knowledge-bases
  • Machine learning and data mining
  • Natural language processing
  • Pattern recognition
  • Planning and decision-making
  • Probabilistic representation and reasoning
  • Reinforcement learning

Software Engineering and Human-Computer Interaction

  • End-user software engineering (end-user programming/debugging/testing/design)
  • Software errors and how to deal with them: debugging, software testing, formal modes of software
  • Programming tools, environments, and program analysis (testing, debugging, reuse, usability)
  • Open source software development (communities, infrastructure, usability)
  • Gender HCI in programming tools
  • Human aspects of programming and/or programming tools
  • Usability

Programming Languages

  • Domain-specific languages
  • Functional programming
  • Language design
  • Program analysis
  • Visual languages

Networking and Computer Systems

  • Cellular and mobile networks
  • Cloud and mobile computing
  • Computer architecture
  • Error control coding
  • Low-power system design
  • Mobile wireless networks
  • Multimedia systems
  • Network coding theory and applications
  • Network resource optimization and management
  • Network security and data privacy
  • Parallel and distributed computing
  • VLSI architecture and design

 

ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Analog/Mixed-Signal

  • Analog integrated circuits
  • Communications ICs
  • Data converters
  • RF circuit design
  • Simulation & modeling
  • System-on-a-chip design

RF/Microwaves/mmWaves and Photonics

  • Computational techniques
  • Interconnects and electronic packaging
  • Measurement techniques
  • Modeling
  • RF/microwave/mmWave components, circuits, and sub-systems
  • RF photonics
  • Terahertz technology

Communication, Signal Processing and Control

  • Automatic control
  • Communication theory
  • Image processing and computer vision
  • Machine learning and data mining
  • Multimedia and congestion control
  • Pattern recognition
  • Probabilistic modeling and statistical inference
  • Robust and optimal control
  • Signal processing
  • Signal processing for communications
  • Statistical learning and applications in power systems, smart grid, and network security
  • Statistical pattern recognition
  • Wireless communications

Energy Systems

  • Control and modeling
  • Electric vehicles
  • Machines and drives
  • Power electronics
  • Power systems
  • Renewable power
  • Renewables & their interface to the power system
  • Smart grid

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Data Science

  • Bioinformatics
  • Computational ecology and ecosystem management
  • Computer vision
  • Data science and big data
  • Databases and knowledge-bases
  • Machine learning and data mining
  • Natural language processing
  • Pattern recognition
  • Planning and decision-making
  • Probabilistic representation and reasoning
  • Reinforcement learning

Materials and Devices

  • Advanced materials for CMOS, fiber Bragg gratings and strain sensor systems
  • Applied magnetics
  • Biosensing and advanced magnetic materials
  • Characterization
  • Low-cost electronics
  • MIM electronics
  • Modeling
  • Nanomaterials
  • Nanophotonic devices - photonic crystals and surface plasmonics
  • Nanostructures
  • Nanowire sensors & devices
  • Optical sensors
  • Photovoltaics
  • Semiconductor materials & device processing
  • Spintronics and advanced magnetic materials for nanotechnology applications
  • Thin films & nanolaminates
  • Thin film solar cells
  • Transparent & oxide electronics electronics 

Networking and Computer Systems

  • Cellular and mobile networks
  • Cloud and mobile computing
  • Computer architecture
  • Error control coding
  • Low-power system design
  • Mobile wireless networks
  • Multimedia systems
  • Network coding theory and applications
  • Network resource optimization and management
  • Network security and data privacy
  • Parallel and distributed computing
  • VLSI architecture and design