About the ECE Department

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About the ECE Department


The ECE Department is a young, vibrant department that can trace its origin to the founding of
the University of Illinois at Chicago, in 1964. In those days, faculty in the areas of electrical and
computer engineering were divide
d between the Departments of Information Engineering and
Systems Engineering. In 1982, a merger of these departments created the Department of
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. In July 2001, the Department of Electrical and
Computer Engineerin
g became a separate department. The new ECE Department offers B.S.,
M.S., and Ph. D. degrees to approximately 900 undergraduate students and over 300 graduate
students.


ECE Research


The ECE Department has built a national reputation for excellence in re
search that focuses on
the areas of:



Bioelectronics and Biomimetics

Bioelectromagnetics

Biomedical Imaging

Biomedical Instrumentation

Biomedical Sensors

Biomedical Signal Processing

Computational Biology

Intelligent and Adaptive Systems

Rehabilitation E
ngineering

Surgical Intervention


Computer Engineering

Computer Architecture

Computer Communication Networks

Computer Systems

Computer Vision

Fault
-
Tolerant Computing

Multimedia Systems

Parallel Computing

Robotics

VLSI Systems


Device Physics and Electroni
cs

Electromagnetics

MEMS & Nanotechnology

Microelectronics

Optoelectronics

Power Electronics

Solid State Electronics


Information Systems

Coding Theory

Communications, Computer Vision

Controls, Image Processing

Information Theory, Multimedia Systems

Roboti
cs, Signal Processing

Speech Processing





ECE Sponsors


Agarwal Foundation

Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Army Research Office

Battelle

Binachip Inc.

Bioelectromagnetics

Bridge Waves Electronics

California Energy Commission

Campus Research Bo
ard

Ceramatec, Inc.

Consumer Safety Innovations

Council for Excellence in Teaching and
Learning

Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Department of Homeland Security

EPIR Technologies Inc.

IEEE Society

Illinois Board of Higher Education

Intel Corporation

Interna
tional Symposium on Neural
Networks

Jaalaa, Inc.

Manufacturing Research Center

Microfluidic Center

National Aeronautics and Space
Administration

National Science Foundation

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

Office of Naval Research

SAIC

Semiconductor Re
search Corporation

University of Alaska

University of Missouri
-
Rolla

University of Tokyo



ECE Core Faculty:


Rashid

Ansari

Professor

a
nsari@ece.uic.edu

1141 SEO

312.
996.5489


Research Interests:


Image, video, and multimedia signal processing and communi
cation; multi
-
rate filter banks &
wavelets and applications; video compression and transmission; video analysis and tracking;
digital rights management and data hiding in multimedia
; multi
-
modal signal analysis; signal
design for
wireless communications, O
FDM


Information Systems, Computer Engineering



Jezekiel

Ben
-
Arie

Professor

benarie@ece.uic.edu

1101 SEO

312.
996.2648


Research Interests:


object and target recognition; image processing; shape and signal representation; wavelets and
non
-
orthogonal expa
nsions; neural networks; multimedia; graph theory; biomedical engineering;
neural modeling of hearing


Bioelectronics and Biomimetics, Computer Engineering, Information Systems




Wolfgang
-
Martin

Boerner

Emeritus Professor

boerner@ece.uic.edu

4210 SEL

312
.
996.5480


Research Interests:


Electromagnetics; inverse scattering; modern optics; geoelectro
-
magnetism; electromagnetic
imaging; remote sensing; wideband radar and optical polarimetry


Device Physics and Electronics



Masud

Chowdhury

Assistant Professo
r

Masud@ece.uic.edu

923 SEO

312.
996.6016


Research Interests:






Shantanu

Dutt

Associate Professor

dutt@ece.uic.edu

930 SEO

312.
355.1314


Research Interests:


Parallel and distributed computing; VLSI, CAD (circuit partitioning, placement and routing);
f
ault
-
tolerant computing (systems and chips) and multicomputer architecture


Computer Engineering




Mitra

Dutta

Distinguished Professor and Department Head

dutta@ece.uic.edu

1027 SEO

312.
355.2131


Research Interests:


Optoelectronics devices and novel qua
ntum and nanoscale devices; optical characterization of
optoelectronic devices and structures; wide band gap structures and devices; bio
-
optoelectronics


Device Physics and Electronics




Danilo Erricolo

Associate Professor

erricolo@ece.uic.edu

1111 SEO

3
12.996.5771


Research Interests:


Electromagnetic scattering, electromagnetic propagation models for wireless communications,
high
-
frequency methods, electromagnetic measurements; electromagnetic compatibility; antenna
design for radar and biomedical appli
cations; computation of special functions





Alan Feinerman

Associate Professor

feinerman@uic.edu

3019 ERF

312.996.2313



Research Interests:


Novel structures for ultra low thermal conductivity insulators and microfluidics (microvalves,
micropumps, 3d f
luidic circuit board, and mixing chambers); new methods for distributed
physical vapor deposition; granular physics at high
-
g. 3D
-
fabrication techniques


Device Physics and Electronics





Siddhartha

Ghosh

Assistant Professor

sghosh@ece.uic.edu

3015 ERF

312.
996.5256


Research Interests:





Daniel

Graupe

Professor

graupe@ece.uic.edu

1117 SEO

312.
996.3085


Research Interests:


Control systems; time series analysis; signal processing; biomedical control; neural networks;
blind adaptive filtering; wavelets
and electrical stimulation


Bioelectronics and Biomimetics, Information Systems





Ashfaq

Khokhar

Professor

ashfaq@ece.uic.edu

1013 SEO

312.
413.9460


Research Interests:


Content
-
based storage and Search for web applications; distributed multimedia datab
ase systems
and communication; data mining and OLAP; high performance computing; image and video
processing; parallel computation and software systems; parallel architectures and algorithms;
meta computing


Computer Engineering



Sharad

Laxpati

Associate
Professor

laxpati@uic.edu

1105 SEO

312.
996.5493


Research Interests:


Electromagnetic theory; antennae; computational electromagnetic scattering; microwaves; wave
propagation and communication


Device Physics and Electronics




Gyungho

Lee

Professor

ghlee
@ece.uic.edu

1032 SEO

312.
413.9657


Research Interests:


computer architecture; microprocessor and SoC design; computer/network system security; code
optimization; embedded systems


Computer Engineering




James Lin

Professor

lin@ece.uic.edu

1030 SEO

312.
413.1052


Research Interests:


Bioelectromagnetics; electromagnetics in biology and medicine; biomedical instrumentation and
measurement; and waves in random media


Bioelectronics and Biomimetics, Device Physics and Electronics


Derong Liu

Professor

dliu@
ece.uic.edu

1023 SEO

312.355.4475


Research Interests:


Intelligent control and learning control, computational intelligence, wireless communications and
wireless networks


Computer Engineering, Information Systems



Sudip

Mazumder

Associate Professor

maz
umder@ece.uic.edu

3013 ERF

312.
355.1315


Research Interests:


Distributed
-
power and self
-
healing systems; advanced DSP/RISC based embedded controllers;
multi
-
axis and multi
-
motor drives and new motor
-
control algorithms; reliability of converters
and power
systems; electric/hybrid vehicles; power quality and voltage sags; renewable energy
systems; soft
-

and hard
-
switching topologies and techniques in power converters; nonlinear
dynamics; spatio
-
temporal modeling for packaging


Device Physics and Electronics



Vitali

Metlushko

Associate Professor

vmetlush@ece.uic.edu

3011 ERF

312.
413.7574


Research Interests:


Interplay between the structure; magnetic and electric properties of low dimensional condensed
matter, with emphasis on nanostructured magnetic, superc
onducting and hybrid
(superconducting/magnetic) materials; advanced recording media; new magnetic materials and
nano
-
technology


Device Physics and Electronics



Roland

Priemer

Associate Professor

priemer@ece.uic.edu

1123 SEO

312.
996.5491


Research Intere
sts:


Optimal and adaptive digital signal processing; digital filters; control systems; microprocessor
-
based system design


Computer Engineering, Information Systems



Dan Schonfeld

Professor

ds@ece.uic.edu

1104 SEO

312.996.5847



Research Interests:



Si
gnal, Image, and Video Processing; Video Communications, Retrieval, and Networks; Image
Analysis and Computer Vision; and Genomic Signal Processing


Bioelectronics and Biomimetics, Information Systems


Michael

Stroscio

Richard and Loan Hill Professor

stro
scio@uic.edu

808E SEO

312.
413.5968


Research Interests:


Electrical, optical and mechanical properties of nanostructures; quantum transport; solid state
electronics and optoelectronics; phonons in nanostructures; theory of nanodevices;
nanoelectronics; nan
obiotechnology; applications of nanoscale structures and devices in
electrical engineering and bioengineering


Bioelectronics and Biomimetics, Device Physics and Electronics




Daniela

Tuninetti

Assistant Professor

daniela@ece.uic.edu

1038 SEO

312.
413.743
1


Research Interests:


Network information theory with special emphasis on wireless ad
-
hoc networks (physical layer
and multi
-
access protocols); cross
-
layer design: interplay of information theory and network
protocol theory; biomedical application of wir
eless technologies


Information Systems



Piergiorgio

Uslenghi

Professor

uslenghi@uic.edu

807 SEO

312.
996.6059


Research Interests:


Electromagnetics; scattering theory; modern optics; solid state; and applied mathematics


Device Physics and Electronics




Kaijie

Wu

Assistant Professor

kaijie@ece.uic.edu

1037 SEO

312.
413.7573


Research Interests:


CAD of register transfer level,

behavioral level,

architecture level, and

(embedded) system
level

design; fault tolerant

and energy efficient VLSI Design; defec
t tolerant nano architecture


Computer Engineering



Hung
-
Yu

Yang

Professor

hyang@ece.uic.edu

1135 SEO

312.
996.0675


Research Interests:


Applied electromagnetics in ferromagnetic integrated circuits and antennae; novel microstrip
antennae and arrays; pla
nar integrated transformers for power electronics; advanced
computational techniques


Device Physics and Electronics



Yingwei

Yao

Assistant Professor

yyao@uic.edu

1106 SEO

312.
996.3420


Research Interests:


wireless communications; wireless sensor networ
ks; signal processing


Information Systems




Milos

Zefran

Associate Professor

mzefran@ece.uic.edu

1028 SEO

312.
996.6495


Research Interests:


Robotics; modeling and control of hybrid systems; geometric methods for robot trajectory
planning; numerical met
hods for optimal control in robotics; human manipulation; rehabilitation


Computer Engineering, Information Systems



Zhichun

Zhu

Assistant Professor

zhu@ece.uic.edu

1015 SEO

355.0441

3267 SEL



Research Interests:



Lecturers:


Robert

Becker

Lecture
r

robert@uic.edu

913 SEO

312.
996.5453


Research Interest:


Network analysis



Cliff

Curry

Lecturer

crcurry@ece.uic.edu

1017 SEO

312.
996.3192


Research Interests:


Coupling networks; analog and digital filter approximation techniques; and analog circuit
re
alization techniques at frequencies from baseband to microwaves; network analysis



Vladimir

Goncharoff

Lecturer

volodia@uic.edu

1008 SEO

312.
996.3421


Research Interests:


Digital speech processing; computer
-
aided circuit analysis



ECE Adjunct and Vis
iting Faculty:


Javaid

Arshad

Adjunct Lecturer

jarshad@ece.uic.edu

934 SEO

312.
996.8679


Prith

Banerjee

Distinguished Professor

prith@uic.edu

1041 SEO

312.
413.4886


Heinz

Busta

Adjunct Professor

busta@ece.uic.edu

934 SEO

312.
996.8679


Piotr

Gmytrasiewicz

Adjunct Associate Professor

priotr@uic.edu

935 SEO

312.
355.1320


Ajay

Kshemkalyani

Adjunct Associate Professor

ajay@uic.edu

915 SEO

312.
355.1309


John

Lillis

Adjunct Associate Professor

jlillis@cs.uic.edu

936 SEO

312.
355.1317


Derrick

Mancini

Adjunct Assoc
iate Professor

mancini@aps.anl.gov


Vera

Pless

Adjunct Professor

vpless@uic.edu

507 SEO

312.413.2177


Charles

Rhodes

Adjunct Professor

rhodes@uic.edu

2140 SES

312.
996.4868


Sivalingam

Sivananthan

Adjunct Professor

siva@uic.edu

2366 SES

312.
996
-
5092


Michae
l

Tanner

Provost and Professor

mtanner@uic.edu

1020 SEO

312.
413.3350


Dennis

Vaccaro

Adjunct Lecturer

dvaccaro@ece.uic.edu

934 SEO

312.
996.8679


Miroslav

Velev

Adjunct Lecturer & Research Assistant
Professor

mvelev@uic.edu

934 SEO

312.
996.8679


Stephen

Yao

Adjunct Professor

yau@uic.edu

409 SEO

312.
996.3065


Oliver

Yu

Research Associate
Professor

oyu@ece.uic.edu

1108 SEO

312.
996.2308


Not Listed Above:


Christian

Fischer, Visiting Scholar

Bin

He, Adjunct Professor

Arye

Nehorai, Adjunct Professor

Paul

Shen, A
djunct Professor