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The State University of New York at Binghamton - 2016

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Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Biomedical Engineering

The research program at BME Department includes research activities in both fundamental science and technology development. The overall theme of our program is to develop cutting edge technologies to cure, detect and prevent diseases. These programs are well funded by NIH, NSF and industries. The Department is the home for the Center for Advanced Bio-manufacturing that brings investigators from different disciplines to advance the field of regenerative medicine and tissue fabrication. These research activities lead to several breakthrough discoveries and technology advancements, such as the invention of glucose sensors for continuous glucose monitoring, development of islet organoids from human pluripotent stem cells, skin models for interrogating aged skin bio-mechanics, point-of-care biosensors for sweat monitoring, etc.

Computer Science

In Computer Science, the major areas of research include: Computer Architecture, Microprocessor Design, VLSI Design, Design Automation, Power Aware/Low Power Computing Systems, Computer Networks, Wireless Computing, Ad-Hoc Networks and Sensor Systems, Web-Based Systems, Metasearch Engines, Web Integration Systems, Intelligent Systems, Information Retrieval, Multi-Media Information Retrieval, Opinion Retrieval, Database Systems, Real-Time Systems and Real-Time Data Management, Real-Time Distributed Scheduling, Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition, Bioinformatics, Computer Vision, Graphics, Multimedia and Human Computer Interaction, Visualization, Multi-core Systems Programming, Discrete Event Simulation, Medical Imaging, Grid and Cloud Computing, Computer Systems Security, Intrusion Detection, Trustworthy Computing and Security Models

Electrical and Computer Engineering

There are six primary areas of research in Electrical and Computer Engineering: (1) Information and Cyber Security: Computer/Network Security, Protocols, Intrusion Detection, Digital Rights Management, Steganograpy and Steganalysis, Counterdeception, Cryptography. (2) Microelectronics, Optical Electronics: Circuit Design (VLSI), Mixed Signal (analog/digital) Design, Field Programmable Gate Arrays, Medical Lap on a Chip, Electronic Packaging. (3) Signal Processing and Communications: Signal Compression, Estimation, Identification, Wireless and Mobil Ad Hoc Networks, Bandwith Sharing, Energy and Power Aware Communication, Speech Communication, Speech Analysis, Machine Pattern Recognition, Fault Tolerant Control. (4) Digital System Design: Computer Architectures, Hardware Security, Energy Aware Computing, Medical Instrumentation. (5) Controls and Laser Communications: Fault-Tolerant Control, Laser Communications with Moving Platforms. (6) Power and Energy: Flexible Solar Cells, Ultra-Capacitors, Renewable Energy Materials, Smart Grid Control, Power Systems Stability.

Mechanical Engineering

Major research thrusts in Mechanical Engineering include: Electronics packaging with a focus on Mechanics, Thermal, Materials and Reliability Issues, Opto-Mechanics (measurements of deformations in small structures), Shock/Vibration Simulation and Measurement, Acoustic Modeling and Measurement, Reliability Physics, Fluid Mechanics for the spreading and reactive wetting of solders via experiments and modeling, Heat Transfer, i.e., thermal conductance measurements of composite thermal interface materials, Biomimetic Sensors for directional microphones for Hearing Aids so as to improve speech intelligibility in noisy environments and Smart Acoustic Micro-Sensors, Materials Characterization, Micro-Fabrication and Human-Machine Systems and Control, e.g., motion cueing algorithms and delay compensation and motion sickness in virtual environments.

Systems Science and Industrial Engineering

The research focus in Systems Science and Industrial Engineering include: Quality, Reliability, Simulation, Data Mining, Manufacturing, Healthcare Systems, System Optimization, Neural Network Modeling, Human Factors and Ergonomics, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Electronics Packaging and Manufacturing, Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems, Supply Chain Modeling and Management, Manufacturing Process Control and Design, Applied Statistics and Design in Experiments, Fuzzy Logic, Data Analysis and Knowledge Discover, Uncertainty Theories, Generalized Information Theory, Soft Computing, Intelligent Control and Robotics, Decision Making and Complex Systems.

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Center for Advanced Microelectronics Manufacturing (CAMM)

The CAMM is a partnership between Binghamton University and industry and is the nation's first prototype research and development (R&D) facility in large area flexible electronics. It serves as an international resource for systems integration and packaging R&D.

Center for Autonomous Solar Power (CASP)

Formed in 2008, CASP is a federally funded research center that conducts research in thin film solar cells including copper zinc tin sulfide (CZTS) for low cost solar energy, electrochemical energy storage through ultracapacitors (supercapacitors) for energy storage of solar energy. The thin film capabilities of CASP also include transparent conductors essential to thin film display and solar cells. Electrode materials include graphene, nanotubes and nanofibers structured layers. Nanostructural materials also include thermoelectric materials useful for harvesting waste heat.

Center for Collective Dynamics of Complex Systems (CoCo)

CoCo is an interdisciplinary Organized Research Center (ORC) at Binghamton University, that studies the collective dynamics of various types of interacting agents as complex systems. Its goals are to: (1) Advance our understanding about the collective dynamics of physical, biological, social and engineered complex systems through scientific research, (2) Promote interdisciplinary collaboration among faculty and students in different schools and departments, and (3) Translate the understanding to products and processes, which will improve the well-being of people at regional, state, national and global scales. With the active participation of faculty members with diverse backgrounds, CoCo has been playing a key role in producing several new interdisciplinary research projects since 2007 as an informal research group.

Center for Energy-Smart Electronic Systems (ES2)

ES2 is a National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) that works in partnership with government, industry and academia to develop systematic methodologies for efficiently operating electronic systems, including data centers, by controlling resources and managing workloads to achieve optimal energy consumption.

Center for Healthcare Systems Engineering (CHSE)

The Healthcare Systems Engineering Center makes significant efforts in the areas of healthcare systems engineering, operations management, continuous process/performance improvement and analytics. CHSC forms partnerships with national and international hospital systems and healthcare organizations to assist in transforming under-performing healthcare systems into high performance environments, with the ultimate goal to produce premier quality care and better patient outcomes at lower cost. By combining expertise from across campus, the center builds on the ever growing societal need for a transformed healthcare system that embraces patient-centered care, optimized operations, efficacy, safety and equity. Broad classification of applied healthcare research projects that have been completed by CHSE are (a) workflow and process re-design, (b) productivity assessment and capacity planning, (c) strategic planning and future-state analysis, (d) digital human modeling for ergonomic assessment, (e) healthcare scheduling and (f) healthcare analytics and outcomes intelligence.

Integrated Electronics Engineering Center (IEEC)

The IEEC was formed in 1991 and is dedicated to the advancement of electronic packaging technology and the electronics industry. It conducts leading edge research in a wide variety of packaging areas for the technological and economic benefit of our member companies. The combined expertise and facilities of the IEEC and associated Engineering and Science departments at Binghamton University are available to affiliated companies to help advance their business.

Small Scale Systems Integration and Packaging Center (S3IP)

New York State Center of Excellence at Binghamton University includes the Center of Excellence in Small Scale Systems Integration and Packaging Center (S3IP) which is a research and development organization that addresses research challenges in small scale design, process development, prototyping and manufacturing for academia and the microelectronics industry, S3IP is one of the six Centers of Excellence in New York state and is the umbrella for the CAMM, CASP, ES2, and IEEC.

Watson Institute for Systems Excellence (WISE)

The Watson Institute for Systems Excellence (WISE) is an "Institute for Advanced Studies" that focuses on externally sponsored research within multiple domains, including Electronics Manufacturing and Electronics Packaging, Healthcare Systems Engineering, Enterprise Systems and Business Analytics. WISE assists organizations/industries in a cost-competitive manner, offering solutions to enhance their competitiveness. WISE also uses analytics in enterprise systems, healthcare, social networks and other systems that help organizations make better decisions. This can take the form of predictive modeling, classification, forecasting, process and system optimization, modeling and simulation, etc. Research activities range from data visualization, data cleansing, analysis and interpretation of data, business intelligence and modeling. Some of the research projects in this arena include, but are not limited to: Strategic Planning, Yield Modeling, Pattern Discovery and Medical Diagnosis, Modeling of Patient Readmission, Location Prediction, Human Dynamics, Individual and Ensemble Profiling and Computational Biology. With a mission that focuses on creating and sustaining a value-driven relationship between academia and industry, WISE fosters academic endeavors that (i) are applied and interdisciplinary in nature and (ii) are focused on advancing the educational experience of our students, principally at the graduate level.