The research programs in Electrical and Computer Engineering are supported by both federal and industrial funding as well as numerous state-of-the-art research laboratories. The research programs of the department cover a wide spectrum of activities in the primary disciplines of communications, electromagnetics, mechatronics, electronics, photonics, computer architecture, power systems, and software enabled systems. The department is equipped with an extensive computer facility consisting of a variety of state-of-the art mainframes, workstations, and personal computers located in several open laboratories and in a large number of specialized research laboratories. In addition, there are many specialized research laboratories and centers supporting activities in speech and image processing, communications systems, wireless networks, robotics, control systems, computer architecture, VLSI design and testing, semiconductor materials and devices, photonics, fiber optics, microwave circuits, power systems, power electronics, computational electromagnetics, vehicle electronics, and plasma science. For organizational purposes, the department’s research activities are clustered into four major areas given below. To view some research related videos, scroll to the bottom of the page.Communications - The communications research focus area includes the wireless communications program, applied electromagnetics, computer networks, and digital signal processing.
Communications Faculty - Carl W. Baum, Chalmers M. Butler, John N. Gowdy, Stephen J. Hubbard, Todd Hubing, John J. Komo, Anthony Q. Martin, Daniel L. Noneaker, L. Wilson Pearson, Michael B. Pursley, Harlan B. Russell, Kuang-Ching Wang, and Xiao-Bang Xu.Electronics - The electronics group has active research projects in the areas of nanoelectronic materials processing, solid state device modeling, solar cells, bio chips, power electronics, plasma displays, flexible electronics, nanophotonics, integrated optics, semiconductor lasers, optical systems, microwave circuits and integrated circuit design.
Computer Systems - The computer systems focus area includes computer architecture, high performance computing, computer security, penetration testing, system audit and monitoring, reconfigurable computing, embedded systems, and software engineering.
Computer Systems Faculty - Nathan Bohlmann, Jim Bottum, Richard R. Brooks, Jill Gemmill, Adam W. Hoover, Walter B. Ligon III, William J. Reid III, Robert J. Schalkoff, Haiying (Helen) Shen, Melissa C. Smith, Barr von Oehsen, and Yongqiang Wang.
Intelligent Systems - The intelligent systems group has active research projects in the areas of computer vision, sensor fusion, sensor networks, robotics, image processing, nonlinear estimation & control, biological modeling, bioprinting, autonomous air, ground and water vehicles, situation and threat assessment, and power systems.
Intelligent Systems Faculty - Richard R. Brooks, Karen Burg, Timothy C. Burg, Keith Corzine, Darren M. Dawson, Keith Green, Richard E. Groff, Ramtin Hadidi, Adam W. Hoover, Elham B. Makram, Pierluigi Pisu, Robert J. Schalkoff, Joachim Taiber, Kumar Venayagamoorthy, Ian D. Walker, Yongqiang Wang, and Guigen Zhang.
Joint programs are maintained with other units within the College of Engineering and Science, as well as with the Center for Optical Materials Science and Engineering Technologies, Clemson Computing & Information Technology unit, Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research, Center for Bioelectronics, Biosensors and Biochips, Institute for Biological Interfaces of Engineering, and Institute for Intelligent Materials and Systems for Architecture. Opportunities also exist for programs of study in conjunction with many national laboratories and technical facilities.
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