2018-2019 Electrical and Computer Engineering

Faculty Areas of Thesis Guidance


Asad A. Abidi, Ph.D. (UC Berkeley, 1981)

High-performance analog electronics, device modeling

Abeer A.H. Alwan, Ph.D. (MIT, 1992)

Speech processing, acoustic properties of speech sounds with applications to speech synthesis, recognition by machine and coding, hearing-aid design, and digital signal processing

Katsushi Arisaka, Ph.D. (U. Tokyo, Japan, 1985)

High energy and astro-particle experiments

Danijela Cabric, Ph.D. (UC Berkeley, 2007)

Wireless communications system design, cognitive radio networks, VLSI architectures of signal processing and digital communication algorithms, performance analysis and experiments on embedded system platforms

M.-C. Frank Chang, Ph.D. (National Chiao-Tung U., Taiwan, 1979)

High-speed semiconductor (GaAs, InP, and Si) devices and integrated circuits for digital, analog, microwave, and optoelectronic integrated circuit applications

Panagiotis D. Christofides, Ph.D. (U. Minnesota, 1996)

Process modeling, dynamics and control, computational and applied mathematics

Jason (Jingsheng) Cong, Ph.D. (U. Illinois, 1990)

Computer-aided design of VLSI circuits, fault-tolerant design of VLSI systems, design and analysis of algorithms, computer architecture, reconfigurable computing, design for nanotechnologies

Babak Daneshrad, Ph.D. (UCLA, 1993)

Digital VLSI circuits: wireless communication systems, high-performance communications integrated circuits for wireless applications

Suhas Diggavi, Ph.D. (Stanford, 1999)

Wireless communication, information theory, wireless networks, data compression, signal processing

Lara Dolecek, Ph.D. (UC Berkeley, 2007)

Information and coding theory, graphical models, statistical algorithms and computational methods with applications to large-scale and complex systems for data processing, communication and storage

Christina Fragouli, Ph.D. (UCLA, 2000)

Network coding, algorithms for networking, wireless networks and network security

Warren S. Grundfest, M.D., FACS (Columbia, 1980)

Development of lasers for medical applications, minimally invasive surgery, magnetic resonance-guided interventional procedures, laser lithotripsy, microendoscopy, spectroscopy, photodynamic therapy (PDT), optical technology, biologic feedback control mechanisms

Puneet Gupta, Ph.D. (UC San Diego, 2007)

CAD for VLSI design and manufacturing, physical design, manufacturing-aware circuits and layouts, design-aware manufacturing

Lei He, Ph.D. (UCLA, 1999)

Artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of things (IoT) for education, health, transportation, and power and water sustainability; programmable logic (FPGA), reconfigurable computing, AI-on-a-chip, neuromorphic computing, and quantum computing; modeling, simulation-end validation, and computer-aided design of VLSI circuits, software, and IoT systems.

Tatsuo Itoh, Ph.D. (U. Illinois Urbana, 1969)

Microwave and millimeter wave electronics; guided wave structures; low-power wireless electronics; integrated passive components and antennas; photonic bandgap structures and meta materials applications; active integrated antennas, smart antennas; RF technologies for reconfigurable front-ends; sensors and transponders

Subramanian S. Iyer, Ph.D. (UCLA, 1981)

Heterogeneous system integration and scaling, advanced packaging and 3D integration, technologies and techniques for memory subsystem integration and neuromorphic computing

Bahram Jalali, Ph.D. (Columbia, 1989)

RF photonics, integrated optics, fiber optic integrated circuits

Mona Jarrahi, Ph.D. (Stanford, 2007)

Radio frequency (RF), microwave, millimeter-wave, and terahertz circuits, high-frequency devices and circuits, integrated photonics and optoelectronics

Chandrashekhar J. Joshi, Ph.D. (Hull U., England, 1978)

Laser fusion, laser acceleration of particles, nonlinear optics, high-power lasers, plasma physics

William J. Kaiser, Ph.D. (Wayne State, 1983)

Research and development of new microsensor and microinstrument technology for industry, science, and biomedical applications; development and applications of new atomic-resolution scanning probe microscopy methods for microelectronic device research

Kuo-Nan Liou, Ph.D. (New York U., 1971)

Radiative transfer, remote sensing of clouds and aerosols and climate/clouds-aerosols research

Jia-Ming Liu, Ph.D. (Harvard, 1982)

Nonlinear optics, ultrafast optics, laser chaos, semiconductor lasers, optoelectronics, photonics, nonlinear and ultrafast processes

Dejan Markovic, Ph.D. (UC Berkeley, 2006)

Implantable neuromodulation devices, domain-specific hardware accelerators, embedded systems, design methodologies

Warren B. Mori, Ph.D. (UCLA, 1987)

Laser and charged particle beam-plasma interactions, advanced accelerator concepts, advanced light sources, laser-fusion, high-energy density science, high-performance computing, plasma physics

Stanley J. Osher, Ph.D. (New York U., 1966)

Scientific computing, applied mathematics

Aydogan Ozcan, Ph.D. (Stanford, 2005)

Bioimaging, nanophotonics, nonlinear optics

Sudhakar Pamarti, Ph.D. (UC San Diego, 2003)

Mixed-signal IC design, signal processing and communication theory

Gregory J. Pottie, Ph.D. (McMaster U., Canada, 1988)

Communication systems and theory with applications to wireless sensor networks

Yahya Rahmat-Samii, Ph.D. (U. Illinois, 1975)

Satellite communications antennas, personal communication antennas including human interactions, antennas for remote sensing and radio astronomy applications, advanced numerical and genetic optimization techniques in electromagnetics, frequency selective surfaces and photonic band gap structures, novel integrated and fractal antennas, near-field antenna measurements and diagnostic techniques, electromagnetic theory

Behzad Razavi, Ph.D. (Stanford, 1992)

Analog, RF, and mixed-signal integrated circuit design; dual-standard RF transceivers; phase-locked systems and frequency synthesizers; A/D and D/A converters; high-speed data communication circuits

Vwani P. Roychowdhury, Ph.D. (Stanford, 1989)

Models of computation including parallel and distributed processing systems, quantum computation and information processing, circuits and computing paradigms for nano-electronics and molecular electronics, adaptive and learning algorithms, nonparametric methods and algorithms for large-scale information processing, combinatorics and complexity, and information theory

Izhak Rubin, Ph.D. (Princeton, 1970)

Telecommunications and computer communications systems and networks, mobile wireless networks, multimedia IP networks, UAV/UGV-aided networks, integrated system and network management, C4ISR systems and networks, optical networks, network simulations and analysis, traffic modeling and engineering

Henry Samueli, Ph.D. (UCLA, 1980)

VLSI implementation of signal processing and digital communication systems, high-speed digital integrated circuits, digital filter design

Ali H. Sayed, Ph.D. (Stanford, 1992)

Adaptive systems, statistical and digital signal processing, estimation theory, signal processing for communications, linear system theory, interplays between signal processing and control methodologies, fast algorithms for large-scale problems

Stefano Soatto, Ph.D. (Caltech, 1996)

Computer vision, systems and control theory, detection and estimation, robotics, system identification, shape analysis, motion analysis, image processing, video processing, autonomous systems

Jason L. Speyer, Ph.D. (Harvard, 1968)

Stochastic and deterministic optimal control and estimation with application to aerospace systems; guidance, flight control, and flight mechanics

Mani B. Srivastava, Ph.D. (UC Berkeley, 1992)

Wireless networking, embedded computing, networked embedded systems, sensor networks, mobile and ubiquitous computing, low-power and power-aware systems

Paulo Tabuada, Ph.D. (Technical U. Lisbon, Portugal, 2002)

Real-time, networked, embedded control systems; mathematical systems theory including discrete-event, timed, and hybrid systems; geometric nonlinear control; algebraic/categorical methods

Lieven Vandenberghe, Ph.D. (Katholieke U. Leuven, Belgium, 1992)

Optimization in engineering and applications in systems and control, circuit design, and signal processing

Mihaela van der Schaar, Ph.D. (Eindhoven U. Technology, Netherlands, 2001)

Multimedia processing and compression, multimedia networking, multimedia communications, multimedia architectures, enterprise multimedia streaming, mobile and ubiquitous computing

John D. Villasenor, Ph.D. (Stanford, 1989)

Communications, signal and image processing, configurable computing systems, and design environments

Kang L. Wang, Ph.D. (MIT, 1970)

Nanoelectronics and optoelectronics, nano and molecular devices, MBE and superlattices, microwave and millimeter electronics, quantum information

Yuanxun Ethan Wang, Ph.D. (U. Texas Austin, 1999)

Smart antennas, RF and microwave power amplifiers, numerical techniques, DSP techniques for microwave systems, phased arrays, wireless and radar systems, microwave integrated circuits

Richard D. Wesel, Ph.D. (Stanford, 1996)

Communication theory and signal processing with particular interests in channel coding, including turbo codes and trellis codes; joint algorithms for distributed communication and detection

Chee Wei Wong, Sc.D. (MIT, 2003)

Ultrafast and nonlinear optics, quantum communications and computing, chip-scale optoelectronics, precision measurements and sensing

Jason C.S. Woo, Ph.D. (Stanford, 1987)

Solid-state technology, CMOS and bipolar device/circuit optimization, novel device design, modeling of integrated circuits, VLSI fabrication

C.-K. Ken Yang, Ph.D. (Stanford, 1998)

High-performance VLSI design, digital and mixed-signal circuit design

Professors Emeriti

Frederick G. Allen, Ph.D. (Harvard, 1956)

Semiconductor physics, solid-state devices, surface physics

Francis F. Chen, Ph.D. (Harvard, 1954)

Radio frequency plasma sources and diagnostics for semiconductor processing

Harold R. Fetterman, Ph.D. (Cornell, 1968)

Optical millimeter wave interactions, high-frequency optical polymer modulators and applications, solid-state millimeter wave structures and systems, biomedical applications of lasers

Stephen E. Jacobsen, Ph.D. (UC Berkeley, 1968)

Operations research, mathematical programming, nonconvex programming, applications of mathematical programming to engineering and engineering/economic systems

Rajeev Jain, Ph.D. (Katholieke U. Leuven, Belgium, 1985)

Design of digital communications and digital signal processing circuits and systems

Alan Laub, Ph.D. (U. Minnesota, 1974)

Numerical linear algebra, numerical analysis, condition estimation, computer-aided control system design, high-performance computing

Nhan N. Levan, Ph.D. (Monash U., Australia, 1966)

Control systems, stability and stabilizability, errors in dynamic systems, signal analysis, wavelets, theory and applications

Dee-Son Pan, Ph.D. (Caltech, 1977)

New semiconductor devices for millimeter and RF power generation and amplification, transport in small geometry semiconductor devices, generic device modeling

Frederick W. Schott, Ph.D. (Stanford, 1949)

Electromagnetics, applied electromagnetics

Oscar M. Stafsudd, Ph.D. (UCLA, 1967)

Quantum electronics: I.R. lasers and nonlinear optics; solid-state: I.R. detectors

Gabor C. Temes, Ph.D. (U. Ottawa, Canada, 1961)

Analog MOS integrated circuits, signal processing, analog and digital filters

Chand R. Viswanathan, Ph.D. (UCLA, 1964)

Semiconductor electronics: VLSI devices and technology, thin oxides; reliability and failure physics of MOS devices; process-induced damage, low-frequency noise

* Donald M. Wiberg, Ph.D. (Caltech, 1965)1

Identification and control, especially of aerospace, biomedical, mechanical, and nuclear processes, modeling and simulation of respiratory and cardiovascular systems

Alan N. Willson, Jr., Ph.D. (Syracuse, 1967)

Theory and application of digital signal processing including VLSI implementations, digital filter design, nonlinear circuit theory

Kung Yao, Ph.D. (Princeton, 1965)

Communication theory, signal and array processing, sensor system, wireless communication systems, VLSI and systolic algorithms

Associate Professors

Aydin Babakhani, Ph.D. (Caltech, 2008)

Millimeter-wave/terahertz integrated circuits, wirelessly powered single-chip circuits

Robert N. Candler, Ph.D. (Stanford, 2006)

MEMS and nanoscale devices, fundamental limitations of sensors, packaging, biological and chemical sensing

Benjamin Williams, Ph.D. (MIT, 2003)

Development of terahertz quantum cascade lasers

Assistant Professors

Xiang Anthony Chen, Ph.D. (Carnegie Mellon, 2017)

Human-computer interaction, sensing and interaction techniques, intelligent interactive systems, computational design and fabrication

Sam Emaminejad, Ph.D. (Stanford, 2014)

Biological and chemical sensors, wearable and flexible electronics, MEMS and NEMS fabrication microfluidics, Internet of things devices, technology development for personalized/precision medicine

Achuta Kadambi, Ph.D. (MIT, 2018)

Computational imaging, computer vision, robotics, medical devices

Ankur Mehta, Ph.D. (UC Berkeley, 2012)

Robotics and electromechanical systems design, fabrication, and control; wireless sensor networks hardware and applications; systems integration

Adjunct Professors

Ezio Biglieri, Dr. Ing. (Politecnico di Torino, Italy, 1967)

Digital communication, wireless channels, modulation, error-control coding, signal processing in telecommunications

Dariush Divsalar, Ph.D. (UCLA, 1978)

Information theory, communication theory, bandwidth-efficient combined coding modulation techniques, spread spectrum systems and mutual user interference cancellation for CDMA, turbo codes, binary and nonbinary LDPC codes, iterative decoding

Dan M. Goebel, Ph.D. (UCLA, 1981)

Electric propulsion, high-efficiency ion and Hall thrusters, cathodes, high-voltage engineering, microwave devices and microwave communications, pulsed power

Diana L. Huffaker, Ph.D. (U. Texas Austin, 1995)

Solid-state nanotechnology, MWIR optoelectronic devices, solar cells, Si photonics, novel materials

Asad M. Madni, Ph.D. (California Coast U., 1987)

Development and commercialization of intelligent sensors and systems, RF and microwave instrumentation, signal processing

Yi-Chi Shih, Ph.D. (U. Texas Austin, 1982)

Microwave/millimeter-wave active and passive devices, characterization and modeling, integrated circuits, components and subsystems for sensors and communications applications

Ingrid M. Verbauwhede, Ph.D. (Katholieke U. Leuven, Belgium, 1991)

Embedded systems, VLSI, architecture and circuit design and design methodologies for applications in security, wireless communications and signal processing

Eli Yablonovitch, Ph.D. (Harvard, 1972)

Optoelectronics, high-speed optical communications, photonic integrated circuits, photonic crystals, plasmonic optics and plasmonic circuits, quantum computing and communication

Adjunct Associate Professor

Chi On Chui, Ph.D. (Stanford, 2004)

Nanoelectronic and optoelectronic devices and technology, heterostructure semiconductor devices, monolithic integration of heterogeneous technology, exploratory nanotechnology

Adjunct Assistant Professors

Pedram Khalili Amiri, Ph.D. (Delft U. Technology, Netherlands, 2008)

Nanoelectronics, spintronics, nanomagnetism and nonvolatile memory and logic

Shervin Moloudi, Ph.D. (UCLA, 2008)

Telecommunication analog and high-frequency circuit design

Zachary Taylor, Ph.D. (UC Santa Barbara, 2009)

Biomedical optics, imaging system design, novel contrast-generation mechanisms

1. Also Professor Emeritus of Anesthesiology