Research Interests: Faculty&non-Faculty Supervisors


EECS Faculty Members, Area(s), and Research Interests (pdf)





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


Abelson, H.  II
Artificial intelligence, scientific computation, educational computing, societal and legal frameworks for information technology.


Adalsteinsson, E.  I
Medical imaging with magnetic resonance.  Methods for acquisition, reconstruction, processing of and inference from imaging data acquired in vivo. 


Agarwal, A.  II, I
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.  I
Display devices, vacuum microelectronics, devices based on nano-scale charged particle beams.


Amarasinghe, S. P.  II
Domain specific languages, program analysis and optimizing compilers. Performance engineering and high performance computing.  Computer architecture.


Antoniadis, D. A.  I
Nanoscale transistors with new structures and materials for deeply scaled electronics. Device fabrication, characterization and modeling.


Arvind  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.  I
Sonar, array processing for sonar, radar and seismic systems, acoustic telemetry, oceanography using acoustics.


Balakrishnan, H.  II
Networked computer systems: wireless and mobile computing, network architecture and protocols, data management, cloud computing. 


Baldo, M.A.  I
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.  II
Natural language processing.


Belay, A.  II
Operating systems, networking, computer architecture, and datacenter performance.


Berger, B. II
Algorithms and software for computational biology: large-scale genomics; computational structural biology; network inference, population genetics, and medical genomics.


Berggren, K. K.  I
Methods and materials for nanofabrication. Superconductive electronics and detectors. Optics, nano-optics, and electron optics. Quantum-information-based systems.


Berners-Lee, T.  II
The Semantic Web: using the WWW infrastructure to create a global, decentralized, web-like mesh of machine-processable knowledge.


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


Berwick, R. C.  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.  I
Applications of miniaturization technologies in medicine. Specific interests include using microfabrication, synthetic biology; 3D printing and nanotechnology to regenerate human livers and diagnose and treat cancer.


Boning, D. S.  I
Semiconductor and photonics manufacturing. Statistical modeling and optimization of IC, photonic, and MEMS processes, devices and circuits. CAD tools and systems, design for manufacturabililty (DFM), and environmentally benign manufacturing.


Braida, L. D.   I
Development of aids for the deaf based on signal processing and automatic speech recognition. Computational models of hearing impairment and speech intelligibility.


Bresler, G.  I, II 
Statistics and computation, theoretical machine learning, and applied probability. Algorithms and performance limits for statistical inference and decision-making in large-scale systems.


Broderick, T. II
Statistics and machine learning; Bayesian statistics; nonparametric, unsupervised, scalable learning; approximation methods including variational inference and Markov Chain Monte Carlo; combinatorial stochastic processes.


Bulovic, V.  I
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 LEOs, lasers, solar cells, photodetectors, transistors, and flexible and transparent optoelectronics.


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Carbin, M. II
Design and implementation of programming systems, including languages, program logics, program analysis/verification systems, and runtime systems.  Particular interest in programming systems for emerging probabilistic and approximate computing fabrics.


Chan, V.  I
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.  I, II
Design of digital integrated circuits and systems. Energy efficient implementation of signal processing, communication, security, and medical electronics. Circuit design with emerging technologies.


Chlipala, A.  II
Computer theorem-proving. Formal verification and synthesis of software and hardware. Programming-language design and implementation. Functional programming and type systems.


Chuang, I.  I
Quantum information science, quantum physics, computation and physics.


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Dahleh, M. A.  I, II
Networked systems with applications to social and economic networks, transportation networks, and the power grid. Specific focus on the development of foundational theory necessary to understand, monitor, and control systemic risk in interconnected systems.  Model reduction of stochastic systems, hybrid control.  The interface between system theory and neuroscience with application to motor control. 


Daniel, L.  I, II
Development of integral equation solvers for very large systems; stochastic field solvers for large number of uncertainties; automatic generation of parametrized stable compact models for linear and nonlinear dynamical systems. Simulation, modeling and optimization for mixed-signai/RF/mm­ wave circuits, power electronics, MEMs, nanotechnologies, materials, MRI, and human cardiovascular system.


Daskalakis, C.  II
Theory of computation. The interdisciplinary fields of algorithmic game theory, computational biology, social networks and applied probability. (On Leave Fall and Spring Terms)


Davis, R.  II
Artificial intelligence, intelligent multimodal interfaces and natural interaction; biomedical applications; intellectual property issues in software. (On Leave Fall Term)


del Alamo, J. A.  I
Field-effect transistors using 111-V compound semiconductors for beyond Si CMOS logic applications. Reliability of 111-V and GaN field-effect transistors. High electron mobility transistors for teraherz applications.


Demaine, E.  II
Algorithms and data structures. Discrete and computational geometry, particularly folding. Graph algorithms and graph minors. Combinatorial games, puzzles, and magic. Art.


Dennis, J. B.  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.  II, I
Computer-aided design. Computer security and applied cryptography. Computer architecture.


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


Durand, F.  II, I
Computer graphics; computational photography; structural analysis of masonry, content creation for online education. Lighting simulation, Fourier analysis, light fields. Computational optics, blur removal, revealing the invisible, video magnification. Systems for computational imaging, compilers. Video lecture authoring and editing.


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Emer, J. S.  II
Spatial computing architectures, processor performance modeling infrastructures, especially FPGA­ accelerated simulation, parallel and multi­ threaded processor architecture, cache and memory hierarchy design, processor reliability analysis.


Englund, D.  I, II
Scalable implementations of emerging quantum technologies for secure communications, computation, and precision measurements. Semiconductor quantum optics, combining techniques from device physics, quantum physics, electrical and optical circuits, and modern nanofabrication. Current focus areas include silicon photonic integrated circuits for unconditionally secure communications and quantum simulation; quantum-photonic integrated circuits for unconditionally secure communications and quantum simulation; quantum-enhanced sensors; spin-based memories in diamond for computing and quantum repeaters; and graphene photonics.


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Fink, Y. I
Fibers, multimaterial fibers, multifunctional fabrics.


Fonstad, Jr., C. G.  I
Compound semiconductor materials and devices.  Integration of laser and light emitting diodes within silicon integrated circuits using micro-scale assembly techniques, e.g. magnetic self-assembly. Application of integrated optics in novel tools for opto-genetics based brain studies. (Emeritus). 


Freeman, D. M.  I
Theoretical and experimental studies of hearing. Development of optical methods to measure nanometer motions of biological structures at audio frequencies. Measurement of sound-induced motions of inner ear structures.


Freeman, W. T.  II, I
Machine  learning  applied  to  computer  v1s1on   and  computer  graphics. Computational photography. Bayesian models of visual perception. (On Leave Fall and Spring Terms)


Fujimoto, J., I
Biomedical optical imaging. Imaging technology research, development and clinical translation.  Optical coherence tomography (OCT) and nonlinear microscopy.  Advanced laser and photonics technologies.  Medical imaging devices and smart surgical instruments.  Structural and functional imaging in ophthalmology, endoscopy, pathology, surgery.  Ophthalmic imaging in age related macular degeneration, diabetes and glaucoma.  Endoscopic technologies for cancer detection and therapy.  Advanced microscopy and imaging techniques for surgical guidance.  Intraoperative guidance of breast cancer surgery.


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


Gifford, D. K.  II
Machine learning methods and algorithms for genomics, genetics, and experimental design. Systems biology. Entrepreneurship.  Machine learning. (On Leave Fall Term)


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


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


Gray, M. L.  I
Biomedical imaging. Needs-driven biomedical technology innovation.  Wearable and point-of-care devices.  Imaging biomarkers.  


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


Grodzinsky, A. J.  I
Osteoarthritis  and  joint  Injury: cartilage  degradation,  diagnostics, therapeutics, transport and drug discovery; tissue engineering for cartilage repair using self-assembling peptide scaffolds and encapsulating bone marrow stem cells; molecular electromechanics: AFM-based properties of matrix proteins and proteoglycans; mechanobiology: mechanical regulation of gene expression and cellular biosynthesis; cell and tissue nanomechanics.


Guttag, J. V.  II, I
Application of machine learning and data mining techniques to large data sets, especially medical data sets. Application of computer vision to medicine. Sports analytics.


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


Han, J.  I
Micro-nanofluidic systems, application of micro-nanofabrication to biological problems. Biological MEMS, biomolecular analysis. Nanofluidics, biosensing, proteomic sample preparation.  Desalination. Electrochemical neuroengineering.


Han, R.  I
Design of high-speed (millimeter-wave and terahertz) integrated circuits using CMOS and emerging technologies.  Analysis and optimization of nonlinear devices operating near or above the cutoff frequency.  Microsystems for terahertz imaging, spectroscopy and communications


Heldt, T.  I, II
Signal processing, modeling, estimation and identification of physiological systems; computational physiology; computational medicine; clinical inference. Application of machine learning and data mining to medicine.


Horn, B. K. P.  II
Computational imaging, machine v1s1on.  Representation of objects and space. X-ray phase imaging. Traffic flow instability suppression.


Hoyt, J. L.  I
Novel processes, materials and device concepts for nanoelectronic and photonic technology. Device physics and processing of silicon-based and 111-V heterostructures. Epitaxial growth of SiGe/Si by chemical vapor deposition.


Hu, Q.  I
Terahertz and infrared quantum cascade lasers and electronics, T-rays imaging, and their applications.


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Ilic, M.   I
Large-scale systems modeling and simulation; power systems control and pricing algorithms; critical infrastructures/interdependencies; smart grids; microgrids. (Visiting)


Indyk, P.  II
Computational geometry, especially in high-dimensional spaces; databases and information retrieval; streaming and sketching algorithms; sparse recovery and sparse Fourier transform.  (On Leave Spring Term)


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Jaakkola, T. S.  II
Statistical inference and machine learning. Applications to computational biology and natural language processing.  Artificial intelligence.


Jackson, D. N.  II
Software design, design methods, design tools and design analysis; critical systems, safety and security; cyber-physical systems; static analysis, model checking, programming languages. 


Jaillet P.  I, II
Online and data-driven optimization; networks. Contexts: internet, transportation and logistics, energy, finance. (On Leave Fall Term).


Jegelka, S.  II
Machine learning; optimization; discrete and combinatorial optimization; submodular functions; scalable algorithms for machine learning; applications in computer vision, computational biology and other areas.


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


Kaelbling, L. P.  II
Planning and learning with applications to robotics, with special interest in: decision-theoretic planning, integrating geometry and probability, integrating logic and probability, and learning relational models.


Kaertner, F.  I
Advanced ultrafast light sources from THz to X-ray wavelengths: femtosecond to attosecond precision timing distribution and sampling systems, femtosecond laser frequency combs, high-energy pulsed and high-average-power         cryogenic   lasers,   multi-octave-wide   high-energy lightwave synthesizers to be used in attosecond science and novel electron and X-ray sources. (Adjunct)


Karger, D.  II
Group and personal information management, human computer interaction, computer supported collaboration, online education, algorithms- especially in application to other areas of computer science, randomized algorithms, graph theory. (On Leave Fall and Spring Terms)


Kassakian, J. G.  I
Power electronics. Power supplies, de/de converters, inverters. power semiconductor devices. Automotive electronics and electrical systems. High energy storage double-layer capacitors.


Katabi, D.  II, I
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.  II
Computational biology, machine learning and algorithms in genomics. (i) Genome interpretation, comparative genomics, evolutionary signatures. (ii) Gene regulation: regulatory motifs, biological networks, dimensionality reduction,  epigenomics.  (iii)  evolution:  phylogenomics,  population genomics, human variation. (iv) disease: genome-wide association studies (GWAS), single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), personal genomes, molecular underpinnings of common disease.


Kirtley, Jr., J. L.  I
Electromechanics, electric machinery, electric power systems engineering, distributed and alternative energy systems. Distribution systems and microgrids.


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


Kong, J.  I
Synthesis, characterization and applications of nanomaterials, including graphene and other two dimensional materials, nanotubes, and inorganic nanowires.


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


Lang, J. H.  I
Analysis, design and control of electromechanical and energy conversion systems. Emphasis on: traditional rotating- and linear-machine drives, micro/nano sensors and actuators, and flexible systems.


Lee, H. S.  I
Research in analog integrated circuits in CMOS and BiCMOS technologies. Implementation of early vision algorithms in CCD and resistive fuse circuits.


Leeb, S. B.  I
Energy conversion systems, circuit design, power electronics, and embedded control. Applications to power systems, power system monitoring, energy score keeping, and fault detection and diagnostics for critical systems. Construction of combined electrical and mechanical systems with applications to wireless power transfer, solar power, electric utility, electric drives for propulsion systems, power supplies and dc-dc converter systems, and electromagnetic power harvesting.


Leiserson, C. E.  II
Algorithms, caching, cloud computing, computer architecture, concurrency, multicore systems, multithreading, parallel computing, parallel programming, performance engineering theory.


Lim, J. S.  I
Advanced television systems. Video processing. Audio processing. Speech processing. Theories of digital signal processing.


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


Liu, L.  I
Spintronics; spin based non-volatile logic and memory device; magnetic material for information storage and microwave application; generation and manipulation of spin in systems such as low dimensional material, high spin orbit coupling metals and semiconductors; novel spin related phenomena in superconductors; sensing and imaging techniques for magnetic materials.


Lo, A.W.  II
Financial economics; risk management; econometrics; machine learning and financial big data; evolutionary models of  behavior; artificial intelligence; secure multi-party computation with applications in financial regulation; natural language processing; healthcare finance.


Lozano-Perez, T.  II
Robotics and artificial intelligence. Emphasis on developing planning and learning methods for robots operating in complex and uncertain environments.


Lu, T. K.  I
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. (On Leave Fall Term)


Lynch, N. A.  II
Theory of distributed computing: Mathematical models for distributed systems, algorithms, performance and fault-tolerance analysis, lower bounds. Distributed data management, communication, synchronization. Hybrid (continuous/discrete) systems. Algorithms for wired and wireless networks. Biological distributed algorithms.


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Madden, S.  II
Databases and computer systems; query processing, distributed systems, management of streaming data, adaptive data processing, sensor networking.


Madry, A. II
Algorithms and optimization: graph algorithms, fast optimization methods, coping with uncertainty in optimization.


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


Mark, R. G.  I
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; database mining and machine learning.


Matusik, W.  II
Computer graphics. Additive manufacturing (3D printing). Computer-aided design. Compilers, Robotics. Computational imaging. Optics. Display devices. 


Medard, M.  I
Wireless systems' capacity and fading channels. Optical networks, network robustness and reliability. Network coding.


Megretski, A.  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.


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


Miller, R.  II
Human-computer interaction, online education, crowd computing, social computing, programming systems, software engineering.


Minsky, M. L.  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.  I, II
The interaction between information and control. Structure function and organization of complex systems.


Morris, R. T.  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.  II
Organization of large complex systems, artificial intelligence.


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


Mueller, S.  II,
Human-computer interaction, 3D printing, computer aided design, creativity tools, prototyping, robotics, computer graphics, materials.


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Oppenheim, A.V.  I, II
Signal processing theory, applications and algorithms.


Orlando, T. P.  I
Quantum computing with superconducting devices. Superconducting devices.


Ozdaglar, A.  I, II
Modeling, analysis, and optimization of multi-agent networked systems, including infrastructure systems (communication networks, traffic networks and power grid) and social, economic and financial systems, with focus on understanding and controlling contagious processes and systemic risk. Optimization theory and algorithms, with emphasis on nonlinear programming, convex analysis and distributed optimization. Game theory and mechanism design.


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Palacios, T.  I
Novel electronic devices and systems in wide bandgap semiconductors and two-dimensional materials, such as graphene; polarization and bandgap engineering; transistors for sub-mm wave power and digital applications; new concepts for power conversion, generation and storage, interaction of biological systems with semiconductor materials and devices.


Parrilo, P.  I, II
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.


Peh, L-S  II, I
On-chip networks, many-core chip architecture, mobile, distributed computing. (On Leave Fall and Spring Terms)


Penfield, Jr., P. L.  I, II
Information and entropy. (Emeritus)


Perreault, D. J.  I
Power electronics and energy conversion; renewable energy systems; efficient generation and application of electrical energy; circuit design and control; application to industrial, commercial, scientific, transportation, and biomedical systems.


Polyanskiy, Y.  I, II
Information theory, coding theory, error-correcting codes and Hamming spaces, asymptotic combinatorics, fault-tolerant and defect-tolerant circuits.



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Ram, R. J.  I
Applied physics with an emphasis on novel photonics for applications ranging from computing to energy–efficiency to biotechnology.


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


Rinard, M. C.  II
Computer systems, compilers, programming languages, software engineering, program analysis, program verification, real-time systems, embedded systems, distributed systems, parallel systems. (On Leave Fall Term)


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


Rubinfeld, R.  II
Sublinear time algorithms, randomized algorithms, property testing).


Rus, D.  II, I
Robotics, mobile computing and information access.


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Sanchez, D.  II
Computer architecture. In particular, striving to improve the performance, efficiency and scalability of future parallel and heterogeneous systems, and to enable programmers to leverage their full capabilities easily. Current projects focus on scalable and efficient memory hierarchies, architectures with quality-of-service guarantees, scalable dynamic fine-grained runtimes and schedulers, and hardware support for scheduling.


Schindall, J.  I
Automotive applications of electronics: 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. (Available for discussion, but no longer taking on students.)


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


Shah, D.  I, II
Graphical models, recommender system, social data processing, time-series analysis and stochastic networks.


Shapiro, J. H.  I
Quantum communication and measurement. Optical communication through the atmosphere. Photon-efficient imaging.


Shavit, N.  II
Computational connectomics: understanding how neural tissue computes through the mapping of brain connectivity. Continued work on techniques for programming multiprocessor machines.


Shulaker, M.  I
Fabrication of devices, circuits, and large-scale systems using new nanomaterials and nanodevices; circuit and system design leveraging new technologies; emerging nanotechnologies for high performance digital electronics.


Sodini, C. G.  I
Design of technology-intensive microsystems, emphasizing integrated circuit and system design, for medical electronic devices.  These devices include wearable and minimally invasive monitoring and imaging.


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


Solomon, J.  II
Geometry (shape analysis, deformation, animation and synthesis), computer graphics, optimization/numerical methods, optimal transportation, simulation, medical imaging, vision, graph-based learning.


Sontag, D..  II
Machine learning and artificial intelligence; graphical models; unsupervised learning and topic modeling; variational inference and linear programming relaxations; causality and counterfactual inference; deep learning; natural language processing. Applications to health care: electronic phenotyping, precision medicine, disease progression modeling.


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


Stultz, C.  I, 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.


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


Sze, V.  I, II
Joint design of signal processing algorithms, architectures, VLSI and systems for energy-efficient implementations. Applications include video coding/processing, computer vision, imaging, machine learning, and health monitoring. (On Leave Spring Term)


Szolovits, P.  II
Application of artificial intelligence techniques to medical decision making, including natural language processing on clinical notes, predictive modeling, and discovery of relationships between disease phenotypes and genetics. Effective representation of knowledge. Personal health information systems, medical confidentiality.


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Tedrake, R. L.  II, I
Robotics, nonlinear control, and machine learning. Legged robots, flapping­ wing flight, motion planning, optimal control and reinforcement learning, convex optimization, flow control, biological motor control, and computational neuroscience. Emphasis on solving difficult robotics problems with nonlinear dynamics and combining rigorous feedback control approaches with combinatorial motion planning algorithms.


Tidor, B.  II, I
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.  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 and Spring Terms)


Tsitsiklis,  J. N.  I, II
Analysis, optimization, control and algorithms for deterministic and stochastic systems. Inference, resource allocation, and decision making in distributed networked systems.


Uhler, C.  I
Mathematical statistics, graphical models, causal inference; development of methods based on convex optimization, computational algebra and applied algebraic geometry to problems in statistics; applications of graphical models and convex optimization to biology.


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Vaikuntanathan, V.  II
Cryptography, communcation complexity, distribited algorithms, computational number theory


Verghese, G. C.  I
Signal processing, estimation, identification, modeling, structured reduction and control for systems arising in biomedicine and other applications; computational physiology, bedside informatics and clinical inference. (On Leave Fall Term)


Voldman, J.  I
Biological applications of microtechnology, especially to cell biology; bioMEMS; electrostatics at the microscale.


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Ward, S. A.  II
Computer architecture and operating systems.


Warde, C.  I
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.  I
Photonic microsystems for low-power communications, sensing and microwave-photonics applications. Modeling, fabrication and testing of large-scale implementations of microphotonic circuits, systems and networks that are being integrated, directly or through hybrid techniques, with CMOS electronics for high-speed transmitting, switching, and routing applications of digital signals. Large-scale microphotonic sensing and imaging arrays, along with optical phased arrays, nanophotonic antennas, nonlinear optics, and manipulations of optical-electromagnetic fields on-chip. (On Leave Fall and Spring Terms).


Weiss, R.  II, I
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.  I, II
Numerical simulation and optimization techniques with application to problems in medical imaging, microfluidic devices, integrated circuit interconnect and packaging, and power systems. (On Leave Fall Term)


Williams, R.  II
Computational complexity, the design and analysis of algorithms and their interactions: logical circuit complexity and circuit-analysis algorithms, parameterized algorithms and complexity, fine-grained algorithms and complexity.


Williams, V.  II
Algorithms and complexity: fine-grained complexity and algorithms, graph and matrix algorithms, dynamic algorithms and data structures, distance compression, computational social choices.


Willsky, A. S.  I, II
Estimation, inference, machine learning, 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.


Winston, P. H.  II
Artificial intelligence and computational theories of human intelligence, with special emphasis on the roles of language, vision and story understanding.


Wornell, G. W.  I, II
Information-theoretic, coding, and algorithmic aspects of inference, learning, communication, compression, storage, security, control, sensing, imaging, and computation.  Contemporary and novel applications including wireless networks, multimedia systems and databases, neuroscience and bioengineering, quantum communication, millimeter-wave systems, and digitally-enhanced analog and mixed-signal devices, circuits and microsystems.


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Zaharia, M.  II
Computer  systems,   networks,  large-scale  data   management,  parallel programming models, cloud computing.


Zeldovich, N.  II
Building practical secure systems. Operating systems, hardware design, networking, and distributing systems. Programming languages and tools, security analysis and verification. (On Leave Fall and Spring Terms)


Zheng, L.  I, II
Wireless communications, physical layer designs, wireless networks; space­ time processing, digital communications, multi-user detection algorithms, information theory, stochastic signal processing, optical communications.


Zue, V.  II, I
Development of human language technologies, especially the processing of unstructured content on the web, to enable easy access for novice users, for application such as education and healthcare.



Non-faculty Supervisors

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Clark, D. D.  II
Computer networks: Internet engineering; hardware and protocols for high speed large scale network communications. Real-time services over networks. Policy and economic issues; pricing. Computer/communication security.


Fisher,  J. W.  II
Information theory, nonparametric statistics and machine learning. Pattern recognition, distributed inference and learning in sensor networks, computer vision, multi-modal data fusion and functional imaging.


Glass, J. R.  II, I
Automatic speech recognition, spoken language understanding, spoken content retrieval, language learning, language acquisition, speaker/language/emotion recognition.


Katz, B.  II
Natural language understanding and generation, multi-modal information access, knowledge representation, human-computer interaction, and event recognition.


Oliva, A. II
Human perception and cognition; computer vision; human neuroscience; computational neuroscience; face, object, scene and place recognition by human and artificial systems; big data for visual recognition; modeling human perceptual, cognitive and memory capabilities.


O'Reilly, U-M  II, I
Big data analysis, cloud-scale machine learning for knowledge mmmg, optimization, prediction and adaptive systems; genetic programming (evolutionary algorithms); applications in knowledge mining for law, taxation, cyber-security, clinical medicine and massive open online course (MOOCs) education..


Quatieri, T.F. I
Biologically-inspired signal processing; modeling speech production, auditory processing, and their coupling.  Application to early detection of neurological, cognitive, and auditory disorders.


Rosenholtz, R.  II
Computational modeling of human vision. Application of understanding of human vision to design of user interfaces and information visualizations.


Rudolph, L.  II
Pervasive computer, cell phone programming, optical communication, parallel computing/sensors/actuators, complex systems.


Seneff, S.  II
Biomedical data mining; spoken dialogue systems; online education.


Shrobe, H.  II
Hardware and software architectures for secure computing, hardware and software architectures for secure and resilient computations, use of natural interfaces (speech, gestures) in the design and synthesis of software.


Sollins, K. R.  II
Design and evaluation frameworks for: network architecture, information-based network architecture, privacy technologies and policy, security technologies and policy with an emphasis on denial of service.


Sra, S. I, II
Machine learning; mathematics of data science. Algorithms for large-scale machine learning and optimization, parallel and distributed methods, search and retrieval problems, nonconvex models and optimization (including deep-learning, mixture models, tensor factorization). Machine learning and its connections to differential geometry, combinatorics, matrix analysis, probability theory. Applications in statistics, finance, healthcare, engineering, networks, security, signal processing, and other related area..


Temkin, R.  I
Vacuum electron devices, coherent radiation generation, free electron lasers, gyrotron research, quasi-optical antennas, relativistic beam physics, accelerator physics, plasma physics.


Terman, C.  II
Digital systems, design tools, educational technology.


Velasquez-Garcia, L. F.  I
Micro- and nano-enabled multiplexed scaled-down systems that exploit high electric field phenomena (e.g., electrospray, electrospinning, field emission, field ionization, plasmas, x-rays) for space, energy, healthcare, manufacturing and analytical applications. Additively manufactured micro/nanoelectromechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS) with emphasis on microfluidics, sensors, and actuators.


Wong, F. N.C.  I
Nonlinear and quantum optics, quantum communication, quantum imaging.      

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