Research Areas

The ECE Department, faculty offices, and teaching and research laboratories are located in Barrows Hall and in the adjoining Engineering & Science Research Building (ESRB). The ESRB also houses the Frontier Institute for Research in Sensor Technologies (FIRST) (formerly known as the Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology), an interdisciplinary research unit exploring advanced materials spanning the spectrum from basic science to applied technology. The ESRB opened its doors July 2004 and contains state-of-the-art research facilities, including a microfabrication cleanroom. The ECE Department provides opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students for research in a wide variety of areas.

Computer Engineering


Microwave Acoustics: Propagation and Devices


Microfabricated Sensors, Instruments, and Systems

Intelligent Systems

  • Neural Networks – Fuzzy Logic – Computer Vision


  • Coding and Information Theory – Wireless – High Speed Signal Processing
  • Wireless Sensor Networks – The WiSe-Net lab