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Research Areas

Biomedical Engineering


The bio-area focuses on system-level modeling, sensing, imaging and controlling of biological systems. Faculty members develop intelligent, wearable systems and algorithms for monitoring physiological conditions; non-invasive medical imaging and image analysis systems for diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment planning; neural signal acquisition, processing and control systems; AI for medical imaging, and telemedicine systems.
Faculty: Jim Ji, Hazem Nounou, Khalid Qaraqe, Erchin Serpedin and Muhammad Zilany


Coding and Information Theory


The info area focuses on codes on graphs, lattice sphere packings, iterative decoding, joint source-channel coding, compressive sensing, space-time coding, physical-layer security and network coding.  
Faculty: Hussein Alnuweiri, Joseph BoutosAli Ghrayeb and Khalid Qaraqe 


Control Systems


The control area focuses on systems and control engineering, and includes applications in data-based modeling and control, monitoring and fault detection, intelligent and adaptive control, and control of time-delay systems.   
Faculty: Hazem NounouHaitham Abu-Rub and Robert Balog


Power and Energy Systems


The fields of research are smart grid, power electronics converters, renewable energy conversion, and electric drives.
Faculty: Haitham Abu-Rub and Robert Balog


High-Performance and Reconfigurable Computing


The specific research interests include advanced computing structures, application-specific parallel and multi-processing architectures, configurable computing, high-speed digital designs, parallel and distributed algorithms, wireless and sensor networks, scheduling theory, traffic engineering, and quality-of-service mechanisms in wired and wireless networks.
Faculty: Hussein AlnuweiriJoseph BoutrosAli GhrayebJim JiErchin Serpedin and Robert Balog


Wireless Communication and Signal Processing


This research area focuses on wireless communications and signal processing, and includes the following applications:   RF spectrum sensing and estimation,  FSO, VLC, 5G, machine learning for wireless communications, cognitive radios, dynamic spectrum access, secure wireless communications,  MIMO, LTE/OFDMA, wireless sensors and ad hoc networks, and digital speech, image, video and radar signal processing. Faculty members develop novel theories, tools, algorithms, and systems for addressing real-world problems.
Faculty: Joseph Boutros, Ali Ghrayeb, Khalid QaraqeErchin Serpedin and Muhammad Zilany