Electrical and Computer Engineering is a Ph.D. Discipline with the following five Concentration Areas:
- Computer, VLSI and Embedded Systems Design
- Electromagnetics, Radio Frequency (RF) Circuits, and Signal Processing
- Computer Vision, Multimedia and Machine Learning
- Power Electronics and Renewable Energy
More program details available: ECE PhD Discipline Catalog Information and Guidelines
Masud Chowdhury, ECE PhD Discipline Coordinator
Doctoral Faculty Members and Research Areas (this list is not extensive, contact faculty for more information)
Deb Chatterjee, Associate Professor
- Computational electromagnetics. Ultra-wide-band arrays for application to radar and biomedical imaging. RF propagation path loss modeling for wireless communications. Signal integrity, EMI/EMC analysis of high-speed interconnects. Integration of sensor and platform — antenna placement analysis. Applications of graphene and carbon nanotube antennas.
Ghulam Chaudhry, Department Chair and Professor
- Computer arithmetic. Embedded systems design. HDL-Based Design. FPGA. VLSI design and Quantum-dot cellular.
Masud Chowdhury, Associate Professor and ECE PhD Discipline Coordinator
- High-performance issues of VLSI circuits. Emerging post-silicon device and interconnect technologies for the next generation integrated circuits. Optically reconfigurable VLSI circuits. Carbon Nanotube (CNT), graphene and 2D Nanomaterial based logic, memory, sensor, optoelectronic, and energy generation and storage devices.
Reza Derakhshani, Associate Professor
- Computational intelligence with applications in biometrics and biomedical signal and image processing, computational imaging, biometric security and liveness detection, deep learning and artificial neural networks.
Ahmed Hassan, Assistant Professor
- Dr. Ahmed M. Hassan leads the Multidisciplinary and Multiscale Electromagnetics Lab (MMEL). His current research interests include Nano-electromagnetics, Electromagnetics in Biology and Medicine, Nondestructive Evaluation, Experimental Microwave and Terahertz imaging
Faisal Khan, Associate Professor
- Power electronics for automotive, renewable sources and implantable circuits, State of health estimation of power converters, aging and fault detection using SSTDR.
Zhu Li, Ph.D, Associate Professor
- Image/Video Analytics, Object and Content Identification, Video Coding and Streaming, Content Delivery Networks.
Mostafizur Rahman, Assistant Professor
- Beyond CMOS computing with emerging nanoscale devices, and novel integration techniques. Nanoscale 3-D integrated circuits. Neuromorphic computing to mimic mammalian brain’s capabilities. Proof-of-concept nanoscale experimental prototyping. Manufacturing and thermal aware circuit design.
ZhiQiang Chen, Assistant Professor
- Dr. Chen occasionally supervises ECE Ph.D. students on projects that cross boundary of his primary interests, Civil Engineering, and ECE areas.
- Remote sensing including hyperspectral and multi-view imaging, image-based understanding, and their applications in emergency response, civil infrastructure, and agricultural engineering.