Research Interests: Faculty&non-Faculty Supervisors


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




Aaronson, S.  II  
Computational complexity, quantum computing.


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 microelectronic devices, and wide bandgap semiconductor devices.


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 solid-state electronic devices. Application of new materials systems and new structures to transistors for deeply scaled electronics.


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.  (On Leave Fall Term).


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.


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
Nanofabrication methods. Superconductive electronics and detectors. Quantum information science.


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


Bers, A.  I
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.  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 micro- and nano-technology in regenerative medicine, cell­-based bioMEMS, cancer nanotechnology


Boning, D. S.  I
Semiconductor manufacturing. Statistical modeling and optimization of IC and MEMS processes, devices and circuits.  CAD tools and systems, design for manufacturability (DFM), and environmentally benign manufacturing. (On Leave Fall and Spring Terms)


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.


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


Chlipala, A.  II
Computer theorem-proving. Formal verification. 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.


Davis, R.  II
Artificial intelligence, intelligent multimodal interfaces and natural interaction; biomedical applications; intellectual property issues in software.


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. 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
Processor performance modeling infrastructures, especially FPGA­ accelerated simulation, reconfigurable logic computing, 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, massively parallel computation and prec1s1on measurements. Semiconductor quantum optics, combining techniques from device  physics, atomic  physics, and  modern  nanofabrication.   Current focus areas: silicon photonic integrated circuits for unconditionally secure communications and quantum simulation; quantum-enhanced sensors for real-time imaging of neural activity; spin-based memories in diamond for computing and quantum repeaters; spin-based solid-state atomic clocks; graphene photonics- modulators, detectors, hyperspectral imagers.


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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.


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.


Goldwasser, S.  II
Cryptography,   pseudo   randomness,  property   testing,         computational number theory, multi-party computations. (On Leave Fall and Spring Terms).


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. 
Signal processing, modeling, estimation and identification of physiological systems; computational physiology; computational medicine; clinical inference.


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


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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 optimization; real-time and dynamic optimization; networks; probabilistic combinatorial optimization problems; financial engineering.


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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. (On Leave Spring Term).


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.


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.


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
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.  II
Algorithms, caching, computer architecture, concurrency,   multicore systems, multithreading, parallel computing, parallel programing, 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.


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
Artificial intelligence; robotics and computer vision.


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.


Lynch, N. A.  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. Biologically­ inspired 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. 
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.  (On Leave Fall Term).


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. (On Leave Fall and Spring Terms).


Meyer, A. R.  II
Educational technology and assessment.


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.


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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
Nonlinear optimization and convex analysis; parallel and distributed algorithms; game theory; network economics, pricing, and resource allocation games; network optimization and control.


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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
Electronic circuit design, power electronics and energy conversion, control. Applications to industrial, commercial, scientific, transportation, and biomedical systems.


Polyanskiy, Y.  I, II
Information theory, performance limits of error-correcting codes and communication systems, impact on latency and delay, fault-tolerant and defect-tolerant circuits.  (On Leave Spring Term).



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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.


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


Rubinfeld, R.  II
Sublinear time algorithms, randomized algorithms, computational complexity theory, property testing. (On Leave Fall and Spring Terms).


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.


Sarpeshkar, R.  I, II
Analog circuits and biological systems; synthetic biology; analog and bio­ inspired supercomputers; glucose powered neural prosthetics; ultra energy efficient, ultra-low power, and energy harvesting systems; implantable medical devices.


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.


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


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


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


Shavit, N.  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. (On Leave Fall and Spring Terms).


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. (On Leave Spring Term).


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


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.


Sudan, M.  II
Theoretical computer science, theory of communication, complexity theory, coding theory, algebraic methods in computer science. (Adjunct)


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.


Szolovits, P.  II
Application of artificial intelligence techniques to medical decision making. 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.


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


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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.


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
Electromagnetics and microphotonics.


Weinstein, D. I
Micro/Nano Electromechanical Systems (MEMS/NEMS).  RF resonators for wireless communication, timing, sensors, and non-boolean information processing.  IC-integrated solid-state electromechanical resonators, using CMOS and MMICs.  Phononic crystals and elastic metamaterials for acoustic confinement and electromechanical signal processing.


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 integrated circuit interconnect and packaging, micromachined devices (MEMS and bioMEMS), photonic devices, drug design, and systems biology.


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.


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


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Yanik, F.  I
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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Zaharia, M.  II
Computer  systems,   networks,  large-scale  data   management,  parallel programming models, cloud computing. (Starting Spring Term 2015).


Zahn, M.  I
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 especially for oil spill cleanup in the oceans using oleophilic magnetic nanoparticles.


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


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 to enable easy access of structured and unstructured information from the web, especially dialogue modeling and content processing, for applications 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 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
Network architecture, information networks, naming, privacy, security network management.


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


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

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