Bioinformatics, Information Theory, and Communications Laboratory

The Bioinformatics Information, Theory, and Communications Laboratory is a facility dedicated to research in the areas of communications, information theory, and bioinformatics. Within the communications area, several projects are underway in space-time coding, multiple input/multiple output communication systems, wireless sensor networks, and advanced modulation formats for bandwidth and power-efficient communications. In the bioinformatics area, projects focus on applying principles of source and channel coding theory, information theory, and pattern recognition to analyze and model genetic structures.

Director: Professor Guillermo E. Atkin

Electric Drives and Energy Conversion Laboratory

The Electric Drives and Energy Conversion (EDEC) Laboratory houses research on advanced power electronics and energy conversion solutions toward sustainable energy technology. Using fundamentals of electromagnetic energy conversion, this lab focuses on improving efficiency of electric machines and developing fault-tolerant control strategies for power electronics and motor drive systems. Some specific research topics include the design and implementation of advanced power electronic converters for automotive systems, embedded controllers for renewable energy systems, innovative machine designs, analysis and simulation, and control strategies for electric motors and generators.

Director: Professor Mahesh Krishnamurthy

Electric Drives and Energy Conversion Laboratory

Electric Machines, Drives, and Power Electronics Laboratory

The Electric Machines, Drives, and Power Electronics Laboratory focuses on design and modeling of electric machines, adjustable speed drives, and power electronics applied to renewable energy systems and energy efficient power conversion. 

Director: Professor Ian Brown

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Embedded Computing and Signal Processing Research Laboratory 

The Embedded Computing and Signal Processing (ECASP) Research Laboratory is dedicated to research areas in ultrasonic imaging and signal processing, machine vision and autonomous navigation, System-on-Chip (SoC) Designs, and high performance application-specific computing systems, reconfigurable architectures, computer vision and image analysis, target detection and estimation, data compression, neural networks, FPGA-based DSP systems, wireless sensor networks on medical and industrial applications for visually impaired people, smart sensors for visually impaired people and drone with applications in the area of robotics and transportation, and the Internet of Things. 

Director: Professor Jafar Saniie

Embedded Computing and Signal Processing Research Laboratory

Future Networking Research Laboratory

Research directions in the Future Networking Research Laboratory include internet and wireless networks, with the objective to develop practical technologies that can provide quality-of-service, guaranteed multimedia applications over wireless and wireline internet protocol-based networks. Specific research topics include service and application-oriented network architectures; autonomic network management; internet performance analysis; resource allocation and traffic engineering; network measurement; network security; wireless networks; and wireless/wireline interworking.

Director: Professor Yu Cheng

Future Networking Research Laboratory

Multimedia Communications Laboratory

The Multimedia Communications Laboratory is engaged in research related to theories, algorithms, and applications of multimedia processing and communications. Current research activities of the lab include computer vision and deep learning, image/video processing and communications, and computer vision for robotics.

Director: Professor Joohee Kim

Multimedia Communications Laboratory

Power, Energy, and Control Research Laboratory (PEAC)

The Power Energy, and Control Research Group is based at Illinois Tech's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Our mission is to seamlessly integrate the disciplines of control and systems engineering, power electronics, and power systems to tackle the fundamental challenges in energy and power systems. Our vision is to harmonize power grids worldwide, emphasizing our core values to be creative, active, positive, and supportive. 

Director: Professor Qing-Chang Zhong

Power, Energy, and Control Research Laboratory

Power Semiconductor Devices and Applications Laboratory

The Power Semiconductor Devices and Applications Laboratory is dedicated to research including power electronics and power semiconductor device core technologies with emphasis on energy conversion and energy efficiency applications including smart grids and electricity infrastructures, renewable energy grid integration, high speed railway transportation, plug-in electric vehicles and charging stations, energy efficient data/telecom centers, zero-energy buildings, telecom and computer power supply, and circuit protection techniques.

Director: Professor John Shen

Sustainable Networking Research Laboratory (SUN)

The Sustainable Networking Research Laboratory is dedicated to the research of wireless communication and networking including green radio communication networks, broadband multimedia services, radio resource allocation and mobility management, and cognitive radio networks. 

Director: Professor Lin Cai

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VLSI Design and Automation Research Laboratory

VLSI Design and Automation Research Laboratory (DA LAB) is working on the impact across disciplinary research in the areas of solid-state microelectronics, digital circuit designs, computer architecture, application-specific system design, and computer-aided design (CAD) algorithms for ultra-low power VLSI. We apply our research experience to other research domains, such as design for manufacturing to solve yield problems due to process variation, thermal effects, and electrical verification for system-on-chip design, and circuit optimization for new materials like nano-tube, fuel cells, and organic transistors. We believe that adaptation is a promising tool for improving not only the power efficiency, but also their performance, and possibly even their yield problems tremendously for future design technology nodes. 

Director: Professor Ken Choi

VLSI Design and Automation Research Laboratory

VLSI and SoC Research Laboratory

VLSI and SoC Research Laboratory focuses on research interests on reconfigurable computing, advanced computer architectures, hardware/software co-design and sensor systems. Current research targets system-on-a-chip (SoC) frameworks for FPGA and VLSI implementations of ultrasonic signal processing and imaging applications. 

Director: Professor Erdal Oruklu

VLSI and SoC Research Laboratory

Wireless and Optical Integration Laboratory

The Wireless and Optical Integration Laboratory focuses on research in wireless communications and mobile networks in general, specifically power control/resource allocation for various wireless networks, integration of heterogeneous networks, and reliable communications over OFDM or MIMO systems.

Director: Professor Chi Zhou