Engineering (Civil or Mechanical)
Civil Engineering (CE) and Mechanical Engineering (ME) participate in the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program of the University of Missouri-Kansas City as part of the engineering discipline. Students interested in pursuing a doctoral degree in civil engineering or mechanical engineering may select engineering as a discipline when applying for admission into the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program.
Environmental & Water Resources - Structures - Materials - Construction Management - Biomechanics - Materials & Manufacturing - Thermal Sciences & Renewable Energy - Vibrations & Controls
Doctoral research in Computer Science (CS) of both fundamental and applied nature covers a broad spectrum from algorithms, bioinformatics, databases and security, to software engineering. We have excellent faculty who are active in fundamental and applied research, and teaching. Their research activities are supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and industry.
Programming - Security - Gaming - Networking - Telecommunications - Software Architechture - Operating Systems - Database Systems
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Doctoral research in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) encompass both fundamental and an applied nature with major focus in computer, VLSI and embedded systems design, electromagnetics and mixed-signal systems, signal and image processing, electric power and communications. Along with teaching in these research areas, several ECE faculties are actively involved in various funded research projects from industry and department of defense.
Radio frequency identification (RFID) - Robots - Satellites - Wireless communications - Biometrics and biomedical engineering - Cellular phone systems - Smart systems for home and business - Tiny media players - High-tech clothing - Advanced medical tools
Telecommunications and Computer Networking
Doctoral research in Telecommunications and Computer Networking (TCN) emphasizes fundamental understanding of problems in today's telecommunications/computer networks and networks of the future, leading to the development of network architecture, new routing algorithms and protocols, new performance evaluation models for networks, new protocols development and network security.
Maintain networks and browsers - Software developers - Database administrators - Web engineers - Future Internet Architecture - Multicasting - Resilient Network Design - Wireless Network Design - Cloud/Data Center Network Design & Optimization