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Electrical and Computer Engineering

Field Description

The Ph.D. program is intended to train students for leadership positions in teaching and research. Entering students who already have a master's degree are admitted directly to the Ph.D. program. Before doctoral degree candidates begin the second semester of study, they must take a qualifying examination administered by their Special Committee.

The Master of Engineering (Electrical) program is open to students who hold a baccalaureate (or equivalent) in engineering or science. It is intended primarily for those who plan to practice engineering directly. The M.Eng. program is a thirty-credit program requiring an engineering design project rather than a research thesis. Additional information is available from the M.Eng. office.

Research and study opportunities
Ongoing research activities in electrical engineering involve both theory and experiment, and range from the atomic scale at which solid-state devices are studied to the global dimensions of geophysical plasmas. Projects currently underway concern the properties of materials, the fabrication of devices from these materials, the interconnection of devices to form systems, and the properties of systems, including control systems, computer systems, systems for transmitting power and information, and systems for processing signals and data.

Communications, information theory, signal processing, and power and control.

      Pattern classification, neural networks, and signal processing; energy conversion and power systems; networks, coding, data compression, and information theory; adaptive and nonlinear dynamical systems; image and video processing and compression.



Computer engineering.

      Computer architecture; parallel processing, distributed processing, and computer networks; image processing and computer vision; VLSI design, hardware verification, CAD, and simulation; software technology and applications.



Plasma physics, space science and engineering, and electromagnetics.

      Upper atmosphere, ionospheric and magnetospheric science, radar, satellites, and sounding rockets; fusion, solar system, and fundamental plasmas; pulsed power, electron and ion beams, and plasma radiation; plasma fabrication; electromagnetics.



Solid-state electronics and optoelectronics.

      Electronic and optoelectronic materials; microfabrication and nanofabrication technology; electronic devices, circuits, and system integration; optoelectronic, optical, and laser devices; millimeter-wave devices and systems; sensors, micromechanics, and nanoelectromechanics.

 

 

Contact Information

Website: http://www.ece.cornell.edu
Email: sec36@cornell.edu
Phone: 607 255-4304

223 Phillips Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY  14853

Subject and Degrees

Concentrations by Subject

Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • computer engineering
  • electrical engineering
  • electrical systems
  • electrophysics

Faculty

Jayadev Acharya

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: electrical engineering
  • Research Interests: Information Theory, Algorithmic Statistics, Learning

Steven Adie

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: electrical engineering; electrophysics
  • Research Interests: Biomedical Imaging; Photonics; Signal and Image Processing; Holography; Inverse problems

David H. Albonesi

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: computer engineering; electrical engineering
  • Research Interests: computer architecture, microprocessor design, adaptive architecture, power-aware architecture, multiprocessor systems, performance evaluation

C. Lindsay Anderson

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: electrical engineering
  • Research Interests: Renewable Energy Integration, Optimization Under uncertainty

Alyssa B Apsel

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: electrophysics
  • Research Interests: electrical engineering; microelectronics; high speed CMOS design; optoelectronics

Dieter G Ast

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: electrical systems
  • Research Interests: device physics; silicon devices; IC processing technology; thin film electronics; dry etching (dielectrics only)

Siddhartha Banerjee

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: electrical engineering
  • Research Interests: stochastic modeling and control, network algorithms, market design

Carl A Batt

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: electrical engineering
  • Research Interests: development of systems to integrate biological and inorganic components to effect signal transduction and sensing

Christopher Batten

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: computer engineering; electrical engineering
  • Research Interests: computer architecture; energy-efficient parallel processing; interconnection networks; digital VLSI; architectures for emerging technologies

Serge Belongie

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: electrical engineering
  • Research Interests: Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Crowdsourcing and Human-in-the-Loop Computing

Eilyan Bitar

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: electrical systems
  • Research Interests: Stochastic optimization and control theory and their applications to the economics and operation of power systems with deep integration of renewable energy resources.

Adam W Bojanczyk

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: computer engineering; electrical engineering; electrical systems
  • Research Interests: parallel algorithms and architectures for signal processing and scientific computing; numerical analysis

Mark Campbell

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: electrical systems
  • Research Interests: space systems; estimation and control; autonomy in aerospace systems; controlled structures

Yudong Chen

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: electrical engineering
  • Research Interests: machine learning, statistical inference, convex and non-convex optimization, applications in neworks

Hsiao-Dong Chiang

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: electrical engineering; electrical systems
  • Research Interests: nonlinear circuits and systems; power systems; artificial neural networks; control systems; optimization theory

Harold Gene Craighead

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: electrical engineering; electrophysics
  • Research Interests: nanofabrication biotechnology; optical properties of nanostructures

Christopher Matthew De Sa

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: computer engineering
  • Research Interests: artificial intelligence; machine learning systems; computer architecture

David Forbes Delchamps

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: electrical engineering; electrical systems
  • Research Interests: dynamical systems; control theory; hybrid systems; cognitive science; evolutionary computations

Christina Delimitrou

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: computer engineering
  • Research Interests: Computer Architecture, Computer Systems, Datacenter Systems, Cloud Computing, Applied Data Mining

Peter Doerschuk

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: electrical engineering
  • Research Interests: biological and biomedical imaging; statistical signal and image inference problems

David Erickson

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: electrical engineering
  • Research Interests: nanobio applications; optoelectronics; laser devices

Silvia Ferrari

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: electrical systems
  • Research Interests: control theory, information theory, sensor networks

Joseph Yehuda Halpern

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: computer engineering
  • Research Interests: reasoning about knowledge and uncertainty, qualitative reasoning, belief revision, fault-tolerant distributed computation, modal logic, game theory, decision theory, security langtons

David A Hammer

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: electrical engineering; electrophysics
  • Research Interests: plasma physics; controlled fusion; intense ion beams; plasma radiation sources

John E Hopcroft

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: computer engineering
  • Research Interests: robust geometric algorithms; modeling and simulations; information captures and access

Daniel Peter Huttenlocher

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: computer engineering
  • Research Interests: computer vision; geometric algorithms; time series

David Lee Hysell

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: electrophysics
  • Research Interests: radar and remote sensing; upper atmospheric physics; plasma physics; numerical simulations

Debdeep Jena

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: electrical engineering
  • Research Interests: electronic and photonic materials and devices

C Richard Johnson

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: electrical engineering; electrical systems

Edwin Chihchuan Kan

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: electrical engineering; electrophysics
  • Research Interests: VLSI process, devices, and circuits; technology CAD; functional nanostructures; scientific computing

Hadas Kress-Gazit

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: computer engineering; electrical engineering
  • Research Interests: robotics; hybrid systems; formal methods for robotics and automation; language and robotics

Vikram Krishnamurthy

  • Campus: Cornell NYC Tech
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: electrical engineering
  • Research Interests: Statistical Signal Processing, Stochastic Control, Stochastic Optimization, Applications in Social Networks, Biosensing, Radars

Bruce Raymond Kusse

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: electrophysics
  • Research Interests: plasma physics; Z-Pinch configurations; pulsed power

Amit Lal

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: electrical engineering
  • Research Interests: microelectromechanical systems; physical acoustics; ultrasonic engineering; microsurgical MEMS; microfluidics; analog and digital circuit design

Michel Yves Louge

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: electrical engineering; electrical systems; electrophysics
  • Research Interests: capacitance measurements in effective media (snow, gas-solid suspensions); microgravity flows of grains and gas-solid suspensions; computer vision

Rajit Manohar

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: electrical engineering
  • Research Interests: asynchronous VLSI; architecture; low-power design; concurrent systems; formal methods

Jose Martinez

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: computer engineering
  • Research Interests: computer architecture

Paul L. McEuen

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: electrical engineering; electrical systems
  • Research Interests: nanostructures, active microsystems

Alyosha C. Molnar

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: electrical engineering; electrical systems
  • Research Interests: circuit design; RF/analog circuit design; neural interfaces; retinal neuroscience

Francesco Monticone

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: electrophysics
  • Research Interests: applied electromagnetics, metamaterials, plasmonics, and nanophotonics,

Andrew C Myers

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: computer engineering
  • Research Interests: computer security, compilers

Kirstin Hagelskjaer Petersen

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: electrical engineering
  • Research Interests: Bio-Inspired Robotics, Robotic Collectives, Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, Social Insects, and (real) Architecture

Clifford Raymond Pollock

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: electrical engineering; electrophysics
  • Research Interests: solid-state and tunable lasers; fiber optics; ultrashort pulse generation

Mark Lockwood Psiaki

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: electrical engineering; electrical systems
  • Research Interests: estimation; Global Positioning System, guidance and control

Farhan Rana

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: electrical engineering; electrophysics
  • Research Interests: semiconductor optoelectronics; quantum electronics and quantum optics; ultrafast optics; integrated micro- and nano-optics; spectroscopy

Anthony P Reeves

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: computer engineering; electrical engineering; electrical systems
  • Research Interests: computer vision; biomedical image analysis; image processing; parallel processing

Richard D. Robinson

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: electrical engineering; electrophysics

Mert Sabuncu

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: electrical engineering
  • Research Interests: image processing; machine learning; biomedical image analysis

Adrian Lewis Dequine Sampson

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: computer engineering
  • Research Interests: computer architecture; compilers; approximate computing

Ashutosh Saxena

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: computer engineering
  • Research Interests: artificial intelligence; machine learning; robotics; computer vision

Charles Eugene Seyler

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: electrical engineering; electrophysics
  • Research Interests: theoretical and computational plasma physics; space plasmas; relativistic electron beams

Maryam M. Shanechi

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: electrical engineering; electrical systems

James Richard Shealy

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: electrical engineering; electrophysics
  • Research Interests: vapor-phase epitaxial growth of III-V compounds; optoelectronic devices and integration

Mahsa Shoaran

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: electrical engineering; electrical systems
  • Research Interests: analog/digital mixed-signal circuit design; neural interfaces, medical devices, biomedical data analysis

Gennady Shvets

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: electrophysics
  • Research Interests: optics and nanophotonics, metamaterials, biophotonics, integration of plasmonics and 2D materials, plasma physics

Emin G Sirer

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: computer engineering
  • Research Interests: operating systems; distributed systems and networking; peer to peer systems; operating system support for ad-hoc networks; extensible systems

Michael G Spencer

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: electrical engineering; electrophysics
  • Research Interests: microwave, optical, high-speed, high temperature, high power switching of solid-state devices; deep level studies

Christoph Studer

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: computer engineering; electrical engineering
  • Research Interests: Digital very large-scale integration (VLSI) circuits and systems; signal and image processing; wireless communication systems; convex optimization; analysis of massive datasets.

Gookwon Edward Suh

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: computer engineering
  • Research Interests: computer architecture; security

Ao Tang

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: electrical engineering
  • Research Interests: communication networks; control and dynamic systems; optimization and game theory and their applications

Robert John Thomas

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: electrical engineering; electrical systems
  • Research Interests: systems engineering with applications to electric power systems

Sandip Tiwari

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: electrical engineering; electrophysics
  • Research Interests: electronic and optoelectric devices at small dimensions; nano- and quantum structures; three-dimensional integration

Lang Tong

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: electrical engineering; electrical systems
  • Research Interests: DSP; statistical signal processing; communication systems and networking; adaptive receiver design-estimation theory

Madeleine Richards Udell

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: electrical engineering
  • Research Interests: optimization; machine learning; data analysis

Aaron B. Wagner

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: electrical engineering; electrical systems
  • Research Interests: information theory and coding; communication networks; data compression

Yi Wang

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: electrical engineering
  • Research Interests: bio-electrical engineering; bio signal, systems and applications; image analysis; information systems and networks; signal and image processing

Hakim Weatherspoon

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: computer engineering
  • Research Interests: distributed systems; cloud computing; fault-tolerance; reliability; security; and performance of Internet-scale systems

Stephen B Wicker

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: electrical engineering; electrical systems
  • Research Interests: wireless information networks; artificial intelligence; error control coding

Huili (Grace) Xing

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: electrical engineering
  • Research Interests: electronic materials and devices

Fengqi You

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: computer engineering; electrical engineering
  • Research Interests: computational optimization, process control, smart systems, industrial big data analytics and machine learning, data-driven decision making, smart manufacturing

Ramin Zabih

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: computer engineering
  • Research Interests: computer vision; image processing; medical imaging

Zhiru Zhang

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: computer engineering
  • Research Interests: Computer-aided design (CAD) for heterogeneous computing: high-level synthesis, hardware/software co-optimization for system-on-chips, reconfigurable and accelerated computing, and algorithmic design for CAD.

Qing Zhao

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Electrical and Computer Engineering: electrical engineering
  • Research Interests: sequential decision theory and stochastic optimization in complex systems; machine learning, statistical inference, algorithmic theory and computational techniques; infrastructure networks, communication systems, social economic networks