Faculty Research Supervisors

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Aaronson, S. (Area II)
Computational complexity, quantum computing.

Abelson, H. (Area II)
Information policy, privacy, mobile applications. educational computing.

Adalsteinsson, E. (Area VII)
Medical imaging with magnetic resonance and methods for optimal acquisition, reconstruction, and processing of imaging data acquired in vivo.

Agarwal, A. (Areas II, III)
Computer architecture and software systems, multicore architecture, multicore operating systems, self-aware computing, VLSI processors, compilations and runtime technologies for parallel computing.

Akinwande, A. I. (Area IV)
Display devices, vacuum microelectronic devices, and wide bandgap semiconductor devices.   (On Leave All Year)

Amarasinghe, S. P. (Area II)
Program analysis and optimization, computer architecture.

Antoniadis, D. A. (Area IV)
Nanoscale solid-state electronic devices.  Application of new materials systems and new structures to transistors for deeply scaled electronics.

Arvind (Area II)
Architecture synthesis and verification, digital design, term rewriting systems and lambda calculus.  Parallel architectures and programming languages. 

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Baggeroer, A. B. (Areas I, III)
Sonar, array processing for sonar, radar and seismic systems, acoustic telemetry, oceanography using acoustics.

Balakrishnan, H. (Area II)
Computer networks, mobile and sensor computing systems, distributed systems. 

Baldo, M. A. (Area IV)
Molecular electronics, integration of biological materials and conventional electronics, novel nano-organic transistors; charge transport and injection in organic materials, energy transfer, high density phenomena, and exciton spin selection.

Barzilay, R. (Area II)
Natural language processing.

Berggren, K. K. (Area IV)
Nanofabrication methods. Superconductive nanowire single-photon detectors.  Nanostructures for energy applications.  Quantum computing.  (On Leave All Year)

Bers, A. (Area IV)
Plasma phenomena relevant to energy generation by controlled thermonuclear fusion. Plasma dynamics in the ionosphere-magnetosphere. Laser-plasma interactions. Nonlinear waves and chaotic dynamics. Electrodynamics of dispersive media.  (Emeritus)

Bertsekas, D. P. (Area I)
Analytical and computational methods of deterministic and stochastic optimization, large scale systems, data networks. 

Berwick, R. C. (Area II)
Natural language processing:  computer models of language acquisition and parsing.  Computational biology and evolutionary theory including evolution of language. Artificial intelligence:  formal models of learning, including inductive inference and computational complexity analysis of language.  Cognitive science:  word learning, semantics of natural languages.

Bhatia, S. (Area VII)
Applications of micro-and nanotechnology in regenerative medicine, cell-based biomems, bionanotechnology.

Boning, D. S. (Areas IV, III)
Semiconductor manufacturing.  Metrology and modeling of IC and MEMS process, device and circuit variation. Computer tools and systems for statistical design for manufacturability.

Braida, L. D. (Areas VII, II, III)
Development of aids for the deaf based on signal processing and automatic speech recognition. Computational models of hearing impairment and speech intelligibility.  (On Leave Fall Term)

Brooks, R. A. (Areas II, III)
Humanoid robotics.  Artificial life.  Living machines. (Emeritus) 

Bulovic, B. (Area IV)
Physical properties of organic and hybrid organic/inorganic thin films, structures, and devices as applied to the development of optoelectronic, electronic, and photonic organic devices of nano-scale thickness, including visible LEDs, lasers, solar cells, photodetectors, transistors, and flexible and transparent optoelectronics.

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Chan, V. (Areas I, IV, II)
Optical, wireless and space communications and networks.  Architecture, technology, system designs, and testbed implementations.  New communication and network technologies, architectures and applications.

Chandrakasan, A. P. (Area III, II)
Design of digital integrated circuits and systems. Energy efficient implementation of signal processing, communication and medical electronics.  Circuit design with emerging technologies.

Chlipala, A. (Area II)
Computer theorem-proving. Formal verification. Programming language design and implementation. Functional programming and type systems.

Chuang, I. L. (Area IV)
Quantum information science, quantum physics, computation and physics.

Collins, M. (Area II)
Natural language processing and machine learning. (On Leave All Year)

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Dahleh, M. A. (Area I)
The interface of robust control, estimation, information theory, and computation with application to control with communication constraints, and distributed mobile agents.  Model reduction of stochastic systems, hybrid control. The interface between system theory and neurobiology.  The analysis of complex social networks. 

Daniel, L. (Areas III, I, IV, II)
Parameterized model order reduction and nonlinear dynamical systems.  Mixed-signal, RF and mm-wave circuit modeling and robust optimization. Power electronics, MEMs design and fabrication.  Parasitic extraction and accelerated integral equation field solvers.

Daskalakis, C. (Area II)
Theory of computation. The interdisciplinary fields of algorithmic game theory, computational biology, social networks and applied probability.

Davis, R. (Area II)
Artificial intelligence, intelligent multimodal interfaces and natural interaction; intellectual property issues in software.

Dawson, J. L. (Area III)
Analog system theory and its applications; RF transceivers, power amplifier linearization, high speed data conversion, problems in nonlinear control. 

del Alamo, J. A. (Area IV)
Field-effect transistors using III-V compound semiconductors for beyond Si CMOS logic applications. Reliability of III-V and GaN field-effect transistors.  Online laboratories for science and technology education.  (On Leave all Year)

Demaine, E. D. (Area II)
Algorithms and data structures. Discrete and computational geometry. Combinatorial games.

Dennis, J. B. (Area II)
Parallel computer system design to support functional languages and advanced environments for modular programming. Study of architecture, performance and reliability issues. (Emeritus)

Devadas, S. (Areas II, III)
Computer-aided design. Computer security. Computer architecture.

Dresselhaus, M. S. (Area IV)
Electronic materials engineering.  Electronic, lattice, structural properties   semimetals, semiconductors, metals, carbon nanotubes, graphene, graphene edges, low dimensional thermoelectric materials, bismuth nanowires.  (Emeritus)

Durand, F. (Area II) 
Image generation and creation; realistic rendering, real-time graphics, perceptually-based algorithms, non-photorealistic rendering, image-based rendering and editing, digital photography. 

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Emer, J. (Area II)
Processor performance modeling infrastructures, especially FPGA-accelerated simulation, reconfigurable logic computing, parallel and multi-threaded processor architecture, cache and memory hierarchy design and processor reliability analysis.

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Fonstad, Jr., C. G. (Area IV)
Compound semiconductor heterostructures, devices and physics. Optoelectronic devices, monolithic optoelectronic integration technologies and applications, and optoelectronic VLSI. Microscale thermophotovoltaics. Molecular beam epitaxy. 

Freeman, D. M. (Area VII)
Theoretical and experimental studies of auditory physiology. Development of 3D imagers to measure motions of biological and man-made microsystems. Measurement of sound-induced motions of inner ear structures and motions of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS).

Freeman, W. T. (Area II)
Machine learning applied to computer vision and computer graphics.  Bayesian belief propagation and its generalizations.  Bayesian models of visual perception. 

Fujimoto, J. G. (Areas IV, VII)
Femtosecond lasers and ultrafast measurement technologies.  Studies of ultrafast phenomena in optoelectronic materials and devices.  Laser medicine and biomedical optics.  Optical imaging and optical tomography.

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Gallager, R. G. (Areas I, II)
Wireless communication, information theory, all optical networks, data networks.  (Emeritus)

Gifford, D. K. (Area II)
Computational and systems biology, computational functional genomics. Expression of scientific models in computational form.   Machine learning.

Goldwasser, S. (Area II)
Cryptography, pseudo randomness, property testing, computational number theory, multi-party computations. 

Golland, P. (Area II, I) 
Developing novel techniques for image analysis and understanding.  Statistical modeling, shape representation. Medical and biological imaging applications. 

Goyal, V. K. (Area I)
Signal processing theory, applications and algorithms; information theory, with an emphasis on source coding; algorithms for MRI, microscopy, and other imaging.

Gray, M. L. (Areas VII, IV, III)
Molecular imaging of cartilage.  Cartilage degeneration and repair. Electrical, mechanical and chemical mediators of connective tissue growth and development.  Ion partitioning and transport in biological tissues.  

Grimson, W. E. (Area II)
Computer vision, medical image analysis, medical image processing, image guided surgery, activity recognition.

Grodzinsky, A. J. (Areas VII, IV)
Electrical, mechanical and chemical regulation of biological tissues; physical modulation of cell metabolism; cartilage degradation in arthritis and its diagnosis; cell and tissue engineering, cell and molecular nano-electromechanics.  Continuum electromechanics.   

Guttag, J. V. (Areas II, VII, I)
Medical software and signal processing, wireless networking.

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Hagelstein, P. (Area IV)
Theoretical studies of anomalies in metal deuterides, excitation transfer, and anomalous energy exchange between disparate quantum systems, and thermal to electric conversion.

Han, J. (Areas IV, VII)
Micro-nanofluidic systems, application of micro-nanofabrication to biological problems. Biological MEMS, biomolecular analysis. Nanofluidics, biosensing, proteomic sample preparation.   (On Leave Spring Term)

Horn, B. K. P. (Area II)
Computational imaging, machine vision.  Representation of objects and space.  Photogrammetry.  

Hoyt, J. L. (Area IV)
Novel processes, materials and device concepts for silicon-based electronic and photonic technology.  Device physics of silicon-based heterostructures and nanostructures.  Epitaxial growth by chemical vapor deposition.

Hu, Q. (Area IV)
Terahertz and infrared quantum cascade lasers and electronics, T-rays imaging, and their applications. 

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Indyk, P. (Area II)
Computational geometry, especially in high-dimensional spaces; databases and information retrieval; learning theory; design and analysis of algorithms; streaming and sketching algorithms.  

Ippen, E. P. (Area IV)
Femtosecond optics, ultrafast phenomena in materials and devices, lasers, microphotonics, optical fiber devices.

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Jaakkola, T.S. (Area II)
Statistical inference and machine learning.  Applications to computational biology and  information retrieval.  Artificial intelligence. (On Leave Spring Term)

Jackson, D. (Area II)
Software design and specification; design methods, tools and analysis; dependability; safety-critical systems; reverse engineering; static analysis, model checking, programming languages.  (On Leave All Year)

Jaillet, P. (Areas I, II)
Online optimization; real-time and dynamic optimization; networks; probabilistic combinatorial optimization problems; financial engineering . 

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Kaashoek, M. F. (Area II)
Computer systems: operating systems, networking, programming languages, compilers, and computer architecture for distributed systems, mobile systems and parallel systems.

Kaelbling, L.P. (Area II)
Behavior learning, visually-guided map learning for mobile robots, planning in very large stochastic domains, learning relational models.

Kaertner, F. (Area IV)
Generation of few-cycle laser pulses and femtosecond laser frequency combs and its application in nonlinear optics, frequency metrology and optical atomic clocks.  Physics and technology of ultrafast X-ray sources.  High speed and high density integrated electronic and photonic circuits and optoelectronic signal processing.

Karger, D. R. (Area II)
Information retrieval and digital libraries; analysis of algorithms, especially for graphs and optimization problems; applications of randomization; parallel algorithms.  (On Leave Fall Term)

Kassakian, J. G. (Areas III, IV)
Power electronics.  Power supplies, dc/dc converters, inverters, controlled rectifiers and motor drives, power semiconductor devices.  Automotive electronics and electrical systems. High energy storage double-layer capacitors. Electric power systems.

Katabi, D. (Area II)
Computer networks and data communication. Congestion control, network measurements, scalability and robustness of communications systems.  Differentiated services, internet pricing, routing, content distribution, self-configurable and wireless networks and network security. 

Kellis, M. (Area II)
Computational biology.  Genome interpretation, comparative genomics, regulatory networks, cellular signals, developmental biology, evolutionary theory. Algorithms and machine learning applications in genomics.

Kirtley, Jr., J. L. (Areas IV, III, I)
Slip ring motors for ship propulsion. Short term energy storage for power system ancillary services. Integration of renewable energy resources in electric power systems. Planning and operations for distributed resources and microgrids.

Kolodziejski, L. A. (Area IV)
Compound semiconductor materials, novel heterostructures, devices and device physics, heteroepitaxial growth processes and advanced fabrication technology, optoelectronic and photonic devices.

Kong, J. (Area IV)
Chemical syntheses/device integration of low dimensional materials, Raman spectroscopy characterization.

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Lampson, B. W. (Area II)
Computer science.  Hardware design and machine architecture through distributed systems and programming languages to user interfaces and office automation.

Lang, J. H. (Areas IV, III, I)
Analysis, design and control of physical systems.  Emphasis on electromechanical systems.  Traditional electric machines, microsensors, microactuators and flexible structures. 

Lee, H. S. (Areas IV, III)
Research in analog integrated circuits in CMOS and BiCMOS technologies.  Implementation of early vision algorithms in CCD and resistive fuse circuits.   (On Leave All Year)

Leeb, S. B. (Areas III, IV)
Design, analysis, construction, control, and monitoring of servomechanical actuators and mechatronic systems.  Application of exotic materials including gel polymers to actuator construction.

Leiserson, C. E. (Area II)
Theory of computing machinery, parallel computation, graph theory, algorithms, computer architecture, supercomputing, multithreading,  scalable systems, chip multiprocessing, multicore systems.

Lim, J. S. (Areas III, I, VII)
Advanced television systems.  Video processing. Audio processing. Speech processing. Theories of digital signal processing. 

Liskov, B. H. (Area II)
Programming methodology, programming languages, distributed systems, object-oriented databases.

Lozano-Pérez, T. (Area II)
Artificial intelligence; robotics and computer vision.

Lu, T.K. (Area VII)
Construction of synthetic organisms and fundamental gene circuits using engineering principles and quantitative designs; development of new clinical therapeutics for cancers and protein-misfolding disorders; using synthetic biology to produce renewable energy; study of the human microbiome.

Lynch, N. A. (Area II)
Theory of distributed and real-time computing: mathematical models, specification, algorithm and system design, performance and fault-tolerance analysis. Distributed data management, communication, synchronization. Languages and tools for abstract distributed programming. Hybrid (continuous/discrete) systems.  Mobile wireless networks.

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Madden, S. (Area II)
Databases and computer systems; query processing, distributed systems, management of streaming data, adaptive data processing, sensor networking.  (On Leave Spring Term)

Magnanti, T. (Areas I, II)
Network design and equilibrium.  Large-scale optimization.  Optimization in telecommunications, manufacturing, logistics, and transportation.

Mark, R. G. (Area VII)
Multiparameter physiologic signal processing; intelligent patient monitoring systems; multiparameter physiologic signal database design from ICU patients; ECG arrhythmia and ischemia analysis; cardiovascular physiology and modeling.

Matusik, W. (Area I)
Computer graphics, applications in computational materials and novel displays.

Médard, M. (Area I)
Wireless systems’ capacity and fading channels.  Optical networks, network robustness and reliability.  Network coding. 

Megretski, A. (Areas I, II)
Theory and algorithms of analysis and design of hybrid systems, nonlinear and robust control, non-convex and convex optimization, formalization of knowledge in education, functional analysis and operator theory.

Meyer, A. R. (Area II)
Software education environments. Semantics of programming languages, logic of programs, concurrent programs, lambda  calculus.

Micali, S. (Area II)
Cryptography, secure protocols, pseudo-random generation, proof systems, zero knowledge, mechanical design. 

Miller, R. (Area II)
Human-computer interfaces, intelligent interfaces, end-user programming, usability, software engineering, human computation, crowd computing. (On Leave Fall Term)

Minsky, M. L. (Area II)
Artificial intelligence.  Robotics and machine vision.  Representation of knowledge and structure of personality.  Common sense reasoning, theories of emotion and consciousness.  (Emeritus)

Mitter, S. K. (Areas I, II)
The interaction between information and control. Structure function and organization of complex systems.

Morris, R.T. (Area II)
The design of an easy-to-control data networking infrastructure designed to bring about a new level of flexibility to network configuration.  The Resilient Overlay Networks Project. Grid routing protocols. 

Moses, J. (Area II)
Organization of large complex systems, artificial intelligence.

Moshkovitz, D. (Area II)
Theoretical computer science, probabilistically checkable proofs, derandomization, coding theory.

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Oppenheim, A. V. (Areas I)
Signal processing theory, applications and algorithms.

Orlando, T. P. (Area IV)
Quantum computing with superconducting devices.  Superconducting devices. 

Ozdaglar, A. (Area 1)
Nonlinear optimization and convex analysis; parallel and distributed algorithms; game theory; network economics, pricing, and resource allocation games; network optimization and control.  (On Leave Spring Term)

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Palacios, T. (Areas IV)
Design, processing and characterization of novel electronic devices in wide bandgap semiconductors and graphene; polarization and bandgap   engineering; transistors for sub-mm wave power and digital applications; new concepts for power conversion and generation; interaction of biological systems with semiconductor materials and devices.

Parker, R. R. (Area IV)
Plasma and fusion research, in particular optimization of toroidal confinement in plasmas by means of current driven by radio-frequency waves. Development of diagnostics for measuring electron and ion distribution functions resulting from RF interactions with plasmas.

Parrilo, P. (Area I)
Control and identification of uncertain complex systems, robustness analysis and synthesis, and the development and application of computational tools  based on convex optimization and algorithmic algebra to practically relevant problems in engineering, economics and physics.  (On Leave All Year)

Peh, L.-S. (Areas II, III)
Interconnection networks (networks connecting subsystems within a digital system, such as multiprocessors, blades, disks, cluster, router line cards, on-chip modules and embedded systems), with particular interest in power-aware interconnection networks.  (On Leave Fall Term)

Penfield, Jr., P. L. (Areas III, II, IV)
Information and entropy. (Emeritus)

Perreault, D.J. (Areas III, IV)
Electronic circuit design, power electronics and energy conversion, control. Applications to industrial, commercial, scientific, transportation, and biomedical systems. 

Polyanskiy, Y. (Area I)
Information theory, coding theory, random processes, wireless communication.

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Ram, R.J. (Area IV)
Novel semiconductor lasers for advanced fiber optic communications. Study of fundamental interactions between electronic materials and light.

Reif, L. R. (Area IV)
Integrated circuit fabrication technology.  New process technologies for VLSI. Multilevel interconnect technologies. Three-dimensional integration. Environmentally-benign semiconductor manufacturing.

Rinard, M.C. (Area II)
Program analysis, compilers, distributed computing, software engineering.

Rivest, R. L. (Area II)
Cryptography. Computer/network security. Algorithms. Voting technology. 

Roberge, J. K. (Area III)
Electronic circuit design, including space circuitry; design for integrated circuits; analog to digital conversion techniques, and other analog-digital circuits. Feedback systems. 

Rubinfeld, R.(L.) (Area II)
Sublinear time algorithms, randomized algorithms, computational complexity theory. 

Rus, D. (Area II)
Robotics, mobile computing and information access.  (On Leave Fall Term)

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Sarpeshkar, R. (Areas III, VII, I)
Bioelectronics: biomedical and bio-inspired electronics (electronics inspired by cell biology or neurobiology). Ultra low power, ultra miniature, and ultra energy efficient circuits and systems. Medical implants for the deaf, blind, paralyzed, cardiac, and other applications. Brain-machine interfaces. Systems biology, synthetic biology, and analog circuit design of molecular and cellular circuits.

Sawin, H.H. (Area IV)
Characterization, use, and modeling of plasma etching processes used in microelectronics fabrication; plasma physics, plasma chemistry, gas-solid reactions and ion-induced surface processes.  (Emeritus)

Schindall, J. (Areas III, I)
Automotive applications of electronics including improved energy storage using nanotube-enhanced ultracapacitors, reliability enhancement of complex system architectures, industry-related research and product development, novel time-domain processing methods, satellite communication architectures.

Schmidt, M. A. (Area IV)
Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS).  Design of micromechanical sensors and actuators.  Microfabrication technology.

Shah, D. (Area I)
Network algorithms. Scaling laws for networks. Stochastic networks.  Message passing algorithms. Statistical inference.   

Shapiro, J. H. (Areas I, IV, III)
Quantum communication and measurement. Optical communication through the atmosphere.

Shavit, N. (Area II)
Techniques for designing, implementing, and reasoning about multiprocessors, and in particular, the design of concurrent data structures for multi-core machines. Introduction and first implementation of software transactional memory..

Smith, H. I. (Area IV)
Nanofabrication techniques and applications. Nanostructures. Nanolithography. Optoelectronic, and nanoscale devices. Optical communication. Microscopy. Templated self assembly.

Sodini, C. G. (Areas III)
Design of technology-intensive microsystems, emphasizing integrated circuit design at the device level, including silicon mm-wave imaging systems and medical electronics systems.

Solar-Lezama, A. (Area II)
Programming systems with a focus on software synthesis. Programming tools for parallel and high performance computing.

Staelin, D. H. (Areas I, IV)
Microwave and infrared remote sensing from satellites, neural computation with spikes, estimation, wireless communications, and electromagnetics.

Stojanovic, V. (Areas I, III)
Modeling of noise and dynamics in circuits and systems. Application of convex optimization to digital communications, analog and VLSI circuits. Communications and signal processing architecture. High-speed electrical and optical links, on-chip signaling, clock generation and distribution. High-speed digital and mixed-signal IC design.

Stonebraker, M. (Area II)
Database systems, query processing, data warehouses, federated databases, data visualization.

Stultz, C. (Areas VII, II)
Conformational changes in macromolecules and the effect of structural transitions on human diseases. Gain insights into the role of molecular structure by utilizing techniques drawn from computational chemistry, signal processing, and basic biochemistry.

Sudan, M. (Area II)
Complexity of finding ‘approximate’ solutions to combinatorial optimization problems; interplay of algebra with computer science and coding theory.  (On Leave All Year)

Sussman, G. J. (Area II)
Artificial intelligence: learning, problem solving and programming. Computational performance models for intelligent behavior, especially modeling the behavior of engineers. Numerical models of physical systems.

Szolovits, P. (Area II)
Application of artificial intelligence techniques to medical decision making.  Effective representation of knowledge. Natural language processing techniques to make sense of clinical data. Personal health information systems, medical confidentiality. 

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Tedrake, R.L. (Area II)
Robotics and nonlinear control, with an emphasis on approaches using motion planning, verification, and machine learning.  Primary focus is on designing feedback control systems for legged robots dynamically traversing  rough terrain and on robots that fly like a bird.

Teller, S. (Area II)
Autonomous robotics for mobility and manipulation; situational awareness through sensing and inference; location-based infrastructure and applications; assistive technology for health care.

Tidor, B. (Areas II, VII)
Modeling of protein-protein interactions, focusing on electrostatic effects and structure-based drug design. Systems-level biology including biological network modeling and information theory applied to data analysis.

Torralba, A. (Area II)
Computer vision, machine learning and human perception; development of computer vision systems and solving real world recognition tasks; modeling human perceptual and cognitive capabilities; object recognition, classification of whole scenes; visual recognition and classification of places and objects.  (On Leave Fall Term)

Tsitsiklis, J. N. (Areas I, II)
Analysis, optimization, control and algorithms for deterministic and stochastic systems. Resource allocation and decision making in networks.

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Verghese, G. C. (Areas I, IV)
Structure and dynamics of networked systems; estimation, control, signal processing; physically-based model reduction; applications, especially in biomedicine, biology and power systems.  

Voldman, J. (Areas IV, VII)
Biological applications of microtechnology, especially to cell biology; bioMEMS; electrostatics at the microscale.

Ward, S. A. (Area II)
Computer architecture and operating systems.

Warde, C. (Area IV)
Devices and systems for optical information processing; optoelectronic integrated circuit neuro-processors; optical neural network algorithms and architectures; integrated spectropolarimetric imaging sensors; spatial light modulators; microdisplays.

Watts, M. (Area IV)
Electromagnetics and microphotonics. 

Weinstein, D. (Area IV)
Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS).  Hybrid NEMS-CMOS devices for wireless communication, signal generation, processing, and sensors.

Weiss, R. (Areas II, VII)
Synthetic biology. Construction and analysis of synthetic gene networks.  Use of computer engineering principles of abstraction, composition, and interface specifications to program cells with sensors and actuators precisely controlled by analog and digital logic circuitry.  Emphasis on establishing the engineering foundation for synthetic biology and the pursuit of novel applications enabled by the technology (e.g. programmed tissue engineering, diabetes, engineered neuronal circuits).

White, J. K. (Areas III, I, II)
Numerical simulation and optimization techniques with application to problems in integrated circuit interconnect and packaging, micromachined devices (MEMS and bioMEMS), photonic devices, drug design, and systems biology.

Willsky, A. S. (Areas I, II)
Estimation, stochastic systems, and statistical signal and image processing. Multiresolution methods, image reconstruction, large-scale data assimilation and multisensor fusion, computer vision, and graphical models for inference on complex phenomena. Application from a wide variety of fields, including low-level computer vision and segmentation, medical image processing, remote sensing, object recognition and sensor networks.  (On Leave All Year)

Winston, P. H. (Area II)
Artificial intelligence and computational theories of human intelligence, with special emphasis on the roles of language, vision and analogical reasoning.

Wornell, G. W. (Area I)
Signal processing, digital communication, and information theory; algorithms and architectures for wireless networks, broadband systems, and multimedia environments.

Wyatt, Jr., J. L. (Areas VII, I, III)
Implantable retinal prosthesis. Neural coding. Random process models. Dynamics of nonlinear circuits and systems.

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Yanik, M. F. (Areas IV, VII) 
Technologies for regenerative neurobiology.  Neural regeneration and complex wiring of neuronal networks probed and manipulated using various technologies including microfluidics, femtosecond laser microsurgery, and 3D multi-photon imaging.  Development of novel drug and genetic screening and discovery platforms.  Animal and cell culture models employed ranging from C. elegans to embryonic-stem-cell derived neurons.

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Zahn, M. (Area IV)
Electromagnetic, electromechanical, and electro-optic interactions with gaseous, liquid, and solid media, especially under high electric field conditions.  Theory, measurements, and applications of high voltage conduction and breakdown phenomena. Capacitive and inductive sensors for measuring dielectric, conduction, and magnetic properties of materials.  Design and fabrication of magnetic field based MEMS devices using magnetic particles and liquids.

Zeldovich, N. (Area II)
Building practical secure systems. Operating systems, hardware design, networking, and distributing systems. Programming languages and tools, security analysis and verification.

Zheng, L. (Area I)
Wireless communications, physical layer designs,  wireless networks;  space-time processing, digital communications, multi-user detection  algorithms, information theory, stochastic signal processing, optical   communications.  (On Leave Fall Term)

Zue, V.W. (Areas II, VII, I)
  Human-human and human-machine communication using spoken and written languages. Audio/visual cue integration.  Detection and rendering of paralinguistic information. Acoustic-phonetic analysis of speech and strategies for lexical access.                                                                     

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