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The University of Texas at Dallas - 2017

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Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department


Biomedical engineering is a broad field and includes virtually any application of engineering to medicine, biology or health care. UT Dallas has chosen to focus its biomedical research in the following areas: Electronic sensors and devices;
Neuroscience and engineering;
Surgical procedures and interventions;
Bio/nano applications to materials and medicine;
New technologies for cancer detection, control and treatment;
Advanced imaging research

Computer Science

Research activities in the computer science department include a wide spectrum of investigations funded by government and industry. Organized around several institutes, a number of centers and dozens of laboratories, our research includes work in the following areas:

* Algorithms
* Artificial intelligence
* Automata and formal languages
* Computational complexity
* Bioinformatics
* Combinatorial optimization
* Computational geometry
* Logic
* Computer-aided design
* Computer architecture
* Computer vision
* Computer networks and telecommunications
* Security
* Databases
* Data mining
* Digital signal processing and communication
* Distributed systems and algorithms
* Graph algorithms/ layout/drawing
* Graphics
* Internet and Web technologies
* Multimedia systems
* Information retrieval
* Parallel computing
* Pattern recognition/ image processing
* Programming languages
* Human language technology
* Software engineering and verification

Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Electrical Engineering Department in University of Texas at Dallas conducts research in the following major areas:

* All-optical networks
* ASIC design methodologies
* Computer-aided design
* Computer architecture
* Control theory
* Diffractive structures
* Digital communications, modulation and coding
* Electromagnetic-wave propagation
* Electronic materials
* Embedded systems
* Fiber and integrated optics
* Flexible electronics
* High-speed system-on-a-chip design and test
* Image processing
* Interconnection networks
* Microelectromechanical systems
* Mobile computing and networking
* Multimedia signal processing
* Nanoelectronics
* Network processor design
* Nonlinear optics
* Nonlinear signal-processing
* Optical investigation of material properties (reflectometry and ellipsometry)
* Optical metrology
* Optical networking
* Optical transmission systems
* Plasma deposition and etching
* Quantum-well optical devices
* Reconfigurable computing
* Smart antennas and array processing
* Speech processing
* Statistical and adaptive signal processing
* Theory and experiments in semiconductor-heterostructure devices
* VLSI design and test
* Wafer bonding
* Wireless communication, network protocols and evaluation

Continuing with the established tradition of research at UT Dallas, the electrical engineering program encourages students to interact with researchers in the basic sciences and mathematics. Cross-disciplinary collaborations have been established with the chemistry, mathematics and physics programs of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and with faculty in the School of Brain and Behavioral Sciences. We’re also pursuing a growing amount of research in the biomedical applications of electrical engineering.

Materials Science and Engineering

Materials Science and Engineering faculty are undertaking a variety of research exploring materials and surfaces that are expected to play an important part in many aspects of technology development, including continued advancements in both semiconductor technology and nanotechnology. Key areas of research include:

o Advanced micro- & nanoelectronics
o Nanotechnology
o Micro- & nanomanipulation
o Organic electronics
o Physical, chemical & biosensors
o Materials characterization
o Energy generation and storage

Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is committed to spurring interdisciplinary research. Collaboration between mechanical engineers and electrical engineers is particularly promising, having already produced advances in micro- and nano-electromechanical systems (MEMS and NEMS). Advances in robotics are also expected to accelerate as mechanical engineers, electrical engineers and computer scientists collaborate.
Research areas include:
o Control systems and robotics
o Experimental mechanics and nano-mechanics
o Fluid, plasma, and thermal systems
o Micro- and nano-structures and systems
o Sustainable energy and energy efficiency

Systems Engineering and Management

The Systems Engineering and Management program at the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science offers a master’s degree designed to benefit both seasoned engineers and recent graduates alike. Systems Engineering & Management is an essential ingredient in today’s high-tech industry, preparing individuals to apply scientific and management principles to the design, development and operation of complex products and systems. As a joint program between the Jonsson School and the School of Management, we provide a broad curriculum of classes ranging from systems modeling to business economics.
Research areas include:
o Systems Engineering
o Control systems and optimization
o Operations research
o Systems architecture, modeling and simulation
o Risk management
o Systems management

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Center for Control Science and Technology

The objective of the Center for Control Science and Technology is to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing, technology-driven, global society by partnering with industry and other universities to:

Be a focal point and fertile gathering place for development and innovation to advance control science and control systems technology in both education and practice
Conduct research enhancing control systems technology in a variety of application areas
Deliver high-quality education to a diverse group of undergraduate and graduate students and practicing engineers

Center for Robust Speech Systems (CRSS)

The focus of the Center for Robust Speech Systems is to provide excellent education in modern speech signal processing and language technology with an emphasis on fundamental engineering breakthroughs, balanced with core foundations in speech, language, audio and hearing sciences, as well as related aspects of machine learning. Our graduates are uniquely qualified for rewarding and successful careers in education, industry and research laboratories interested in speech and human-computer interaction.

Cyber Security Research and Education Institute

A National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security Center for Excellence in Research, CSI members conduct extensive interdisciplinary research on topics including risk and cost-based security and the cognitive neuroscience aspects of security.

Human Language Technology Research Institute

HLTRI incorporate activities in a broad spectrum of disciplines such as natural language processing, speech recognition and synthesis, knowledge acquired from texts and information extraction to envision new solutions for human language technology.

Institute for Data Analytics

The Institute for Data Analytics is a team of highly qualified professionals dedicated for executing projects in data security, data analytics, benchmarking and data tools. They provide extraordinary service to our clients, funded research opportunities for our faculty and employment opportunities for our students.

Institute for Intelligent Energy Systems

Established in 2009, the Institute for Intelligent Energy Systems is committed to creating a world-class collaborative environment for energy systems research and education, to facilitating partnerships among faculty, students and staff, and to serving as a single point of contact for external stakeholders.

iPerform Center for Assistive Technologies to Enhance Human Performance

A National Science Foundation Industry/University Collaborative Research Center (I/UCRC), iPerform is a research hub for technology that enhances human abilities. The university and industry researchers involved in iPerform are currently working on computer-based tools and methods to increase, maintain or improve functional capabilities of people with disabilities and to enhance the productivity of able-bodied individuals.

Net-Centric Software and Systems Center

A NSF I/UCRC, the center is a collaboration among several institutions. Members conduct research, education, technology development, technology transfer and technological workforce development to enable the nation to transition into the new, net-centric operations paradigm. Priorities of the center include technology incubation, technology commercialization and the invention of novel software technologies for building network ready, interoperable and trustworthy service-oriented systems.

Silicon Water Engineering and Defect Science Center

SiWEDS started as an NSF I/UCRC, but is now a freestanding center supported by multiple university and corporate members. SiWEDS addresses the scientific and technological issues the international silicon materials industry must solve in order to meet the future needs of advanced integrated circuit manufacturing.

Texas Analog Center of Excellence

The largest university-based analog center in the world, the center was formed by the Semiconductor Research Corporation, the state of Texas through its Texas Emerging Technology Fund, Texas Instruments, the UT System and UT Dallas. TxACE seeks to transform analog and power circuit research into a holistic process that creates revolutionary integrated circuits and systems.

Texas Biomedical Device Center

The collaborative effort engages researchers from multiple disciplines working toward a common goal: creating new biomedical technology and therapies. A goal of center members is to make sure recent and future technological advances make it from the research laboratory into the clinic and ultimately to patients.

Wind-Energy Science, Technology and Research Industry/University Cooperative Research Center

WindSTAR is an NSF I/UCRC that brings together university and industry researchers to conduct basic and applied research on topics that relate to the advancement of wind turbines and the wind industry, and to train students in the advanced technologies that are important to industry members, among other things.