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The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of M.S. in Computer Science, Ph.D. in Computer Science, M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering.

Concentrations in Electrical Engineering

  • High Speed Communications and Networking

    Broadband networks: Asynchronous Transfer Mode based networks; Optical Transport Networks: Architectures, protocol layers, protection and restoration; Wireless networks: Iterative (turbo) processing techniques; Network Security: Multimedia authentication; Applications: Multimedia over IP, multi-protocol over optical transport networks, optical internet;

  • Signal and Image Processing

    Application of detection and estimation theory to broad areas of signal/image processing, radar tracking, chemical agent detection and classification, image sequence restoration, image motion detection and estimation.

  • Antennas and Electromagnetic Propagation

    Antenna design and development for different applications, such as wireless communications, satellite communications, and military platforms; Creating and using antenna design tools for different antennas such as reflectors and phased arrays; Implications of antenna performance on communication systems; Characteristics of wave propagation through different media, such as random media, layered media, etc.

  • Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

    Enhance automation in motion planning and provide assistance in human-machine cooperative tasks in complex domains such as robotic-assisted surgery, robot manipulation, mobile robotics, and air-traffic control.

  • Information security

    Apply such tools as cryptography and statistics to solve security and privacy issues in wireless networks, and also to enhance network security, system and web security, networking and network management.

  • Heterogeneous and Biologically-inspired Architectures

    Develop innovative computing architectures and expand the potential uses of reconfigurable systems, hardware acceleration, and heterogeneous architectures in general. It is paramount that a unified view of the hardware resources be provided independently of their type. This would facilitate ease-of-use, portability and hence the wide adoption of these promising technologies.


Concentrations in Computer Science

  • Pattern Recognition, Database Systems, and Software Development

    Statistical and visual data analysis; Bayesian decision theory; density estimation; classifiers; dimensionality reduction; feature extraction; feature selection; clustering; and database design. Applications include quantitative image analysis, dynamic computing environments, quality assurance in software, and bioinformatics.

  • Visualization and Computer Graphics

    Visualization, computer graphics, medical image processing and analysis, minimally invasive image-guided system, image registration, and bioinformatics.

  • Medical Informatics and Instrumentation

    patterns recognition, data mining, bioinformatics, medical imaging and image processing, biomedical instrumentation

  • Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

    Enhance automation in motion planning and provide assistance in human-machine cooperative tasks in complex domains such as robotic-assisted surgery, robot manipulation, mobile robotics, and air-traffic control.

  • Information security

    Apply such tools as cryptography and statistics to solve security and privacy issues in wireless networks, and also to enhance network security, system and web security, networking and network management.

  • Heterogeneous and Biologically-inspired Architectures

    Develop innovative computing architectures and expand the potential uses of reconfigurable systems, hardware acceleration, and heterogeneous architectures in general. It is paramount that a unified view of the hardware resources be provided independently of their type. This would facilitate ease-of-use, portability and hence the wide adoption of these promising technologies.


Graduate Courses by Topic

Graduate Courses by Topic

Graduate students in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science can choose advanced courses in a variety of topic areas.

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Current RAs and TAs

Current Research Assistants

  • Tuan Nguyen - Dr. Kilic
  • Toan Vo Dai - Dr. Kilic
  • Duong Le - Dr. Plaku
  • Baric Con Secim - Dr. Plaku

Millenium Scholars

  • Thanh Nguyen - Dr. Nehmetallah
  • Evis Plaku - Dr. Simari

Current Teaching Assistants

  • Tuan Phan (EE)
  • Li-Tse Hsieh (CS)