Researching Labs

Computer Vision Laboratory

Contact Person: Prof. M. Subbarao
Location: Room 248, Light Engineering

     This laboratory has a network of Personal Computers, digital imaging hardware, and custom built Computer Vision Systems for experimental research in 3D vision and digital image processing.


Vision and Image Processing Laboratory

Contact Person: Prof. M. Subbarao
Location: Room 209, CEWIT Bldg.

     This laboratory has a multi-stereo camera system, Depth-from-Defocus Vision system,and 3D microscope vision system, and a network of Personal Computers. Software available includes 3D imaging and Image Processing algorithms for experimental research.


COSINE Laboratory

Contact Person: Prof. Petar M. Djuric
Location: Room 202,204, 256, Light Engineering

     The COSINE Laboratory supports the research efforts of faculty members and graduate and undergraduate students of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering whose work is in the areas of signal processing, communications, and networking. Current and recent research projects involve mobile and Bayesian signal processing, sensor signal processing, positioning and navigation, signal detection and estimation, signal modeling, wireless networks, radio-frequency identification, computer networking, biocomputing, data transmission using coded modulation, multiple-access systems, scheduling, network performance evaluation, grid computing, information theory, and image processing.


Wireless Sensing and AUTO ID Laboratory (WSAID)

Contact Person: Prof. Petar M. Djuric
Location: Room 286 CEWITT

     WSAID is located in room 286 of the CEWIT building at the Research and Development Park. The research at the laboratory focuses on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), wireless sensor networks, and indoor localization. The lab contains facilities and equipment to carry out cutting edge research and small-scale prototyping and evaluation of technologies in real world scenarios. Current projects at the laboratory include development of a novel UHF RFID system for enhanced performance, development of indoor localization systems based on technologies such as RFID, WiFi and Zigbee, and development of customized RFID systems for use in healthcare settings.


Fiber Optics Sensors Laboratory

Contact Person: Prof. H. Dhadwal
Location: Room 136, Light Engineering
Usage: ESE363, ESE440, ESE441 and ESE499

     Research: Research emphasis is on the development and fabrication of novel fiber optic systems for very diverse applications ranging from aerospace to biomedical. Projects involve development of new techniques and algorithms. Research work has been supported by NSF, NASA, NIH and various state and industrial partners. Some of the current research projects include development of capillary waveguide based biosensors for detection of pathogens in a marine environment, laser debridement, cavity sensors for flight control surfaces, and photonic power conversion for mobile platforms.

     Equipment: Equipment includes a fiber optic fusion splicer, fiber polisher, diamond saw, optical microscope, optical spectral analyzer with a sub-nanometer resolution, single photon-counting systems, a high speed digital autocorrelator and various laser sources. Additionally, the laboratory has the facilities for designing and fabricating printed circuit boards and fabricating optical and electronic sub-systems. Electronic test equipment includes logic analyzers and development platforms for USB2.0, Bluetooth and FPGA embedded systems.

     Usage in UG Curriculum: The laboratory is used by undergraduate students taking ESE363, ESE440, ESE441 and ESE499. Primarily, these courses are senior level independent research/design courses. Students under the supervision of Prof. Dhadwal have full access to the laboratory and equipment discussed.


Fluorescence Detection Lab

Contact Person: Prof. V. Gorfinkel
Location: Rooms 551-559, Chemistry Building

     This lab is involved in design, development, implementation, and testing of various instruments for Life Sciences. Research areas include laser induced fluorescence detection, single photon counting 32 techniques, fast data acquisition and transfer, design and development of analog and digital integrated circuits, signal processing, capillary electrophoresis phenomena, DNA sequencing, microfluidics.


Medical Image Processing Lab

Contact Person: Prof. Gene Gindi (4-2539)
Location: Room 060 T-8 HSC

     We apply signal processing techniques to medical images to evaluate the quality of reconstructed images in terms of performance metrics on medically relevant detection and estimation performance figures. This allows one to optimize the imaging system hardware or the reconstruction algorithm. Most of our work involves nuclear medical image (PET and SPECT) and X-ray imaging, though some of our work is of a more fundamental nature and applies to areas beyond medical imaging. We also conduct human psychophysical performance testing on detection tasks to validate our theoretical predictions.

     We are well equipped with 8 Linux and Wintel work stations, and much of our computationally intensive work is carried out on a high performance 16 node dual core Unix cluster devoted exclusively to the lab.


Mobile Systems Design Laboratory

Contact Person: Prof. S. Hong
Location: Room 254 Light Engineering

     Mobile Systems Design Laboratory is equipped to conduct research in the broad area of VLSI systems design for signal processing and communications. The laboratory has several SUN workstations for design and simulation of complex hardware and software systems. These machines equipped with commercial CAD tools and FPGA prototyping capability. There are PCs with wireless network testing capability for network hardware platform design.


Mobile Systems Design Laboratory

Contact Person: Prof. S. Hong
Location: Room 266, CEWIT Building

     Mobile Systems Design Laboratory is equipped to conduct research in the broad area of collaborative systems for heterogeneous mobile sensors.

     The laboratory has several workstations for design and simulation of complex hardware and software systems. These machines equipped with commercial CAD tools and FPGA prototyping capability. There are PCs with wireless network testing capability for network hardware platform design.


High-Performance Computing and Networking Research Laboratory

Contact Person: Prof. Y. Yang
Location: Room 243, Heavy Engineering

    This laboratory is equipped to conduct experimental research in the broad areas of networking and parallel and distributed systems. The lab has

  • 1 Dell PowerEdge 1800 computing server,
  • 8 Dell OptiPlex GX620 MT workstations,
  • 1 Sun Ultra 60 Workstation with dual processors,
  • 4 Sun Ultra 10 Workstations,
  • 8 Dell Latitude D610 laptops,
  • 4 Lenovo ThinkPad X41 tablets/laptops,
  • 8 Dell 520 MHZ Axim X51v PDAs,
  • 1 Agilent 1683A standalone logic analyzer,
  • 1 Agilent 54622A 2 channel 100-MHz MegaZoom oscilloscope,
  • 1 M1 HF RFID development kit,
  • 1 DKM8 UHF RFID development kit, and
  • 1 CC2420DK development kit.

Opto-Electronics Laboratory

Contact Person: Prof. G. Belenky
Location: Room 181, 208 Light Eng and Room 231, 233 Heavy Eng.

     The laboratory specializes in growth, fabrication and advanced characterization of optoelectronic devices including semiconductor lasers. The laboratory equipment park includes everything which is necessary to complete production process of an optoelectronic device – from design to packaging. Powerful computer simulation packages such as BeamProp, COMSOL and PADRE are used for device structure design.

     The designed structures are grown by Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) in VEECO Gen 930 reactor including materials of III and V groups. Immediately after growth epitaxial materials are characterized with high-resolution X-ray diffractometry and photoluminescence and carrier lifetime measurements with time resolution from 200 femtoseconds to microseconds providing rapid feedback for optimization of growth. Powerful optical Namarsky microscopes with magnification of 1500 times and Veeco Dimension atomic force microscope are used to monitor surface morphology of the grown wafers. The wafers are further processed in a Class 100 clean room. The typical procedures include oxygen plasma cleaning, e-beam metal and optical quality dielectric deposition, plasma etching, substrate lapping polishing and cleaving. Unpackaged devices are tested with probe stations operating from liquid helium to room temperatures and above. The good devices are mounted with chip bonding machine and electrically connected to the mount’s terminals using ball and wedge wire bonding machines.

     Next characterization cycle includes measurements of various device operation parameters. High-sensitivity and high-resolution spectral measurements are performed with Fourier transform and grating spectrometers. Optical characteristics light emitting diodes with output power ~ 1mW and of diode lasers and diode laser arrays with output powers exceeding 100 W are measured with a variety of quantum and thermal detectors. Mid-IR cameras and reflection optics are used for the device imaging. Transient characteristics of the devices are studied in a frequency range up to 20 GHz.


Ultra High Speed Computing Laboratory

Contact Person: Prof. M. Dorojevets
Location: Room 244, Light Engineering and Room 170, CEWITT

     The Ultra High Speed Computing Laboratory is focused on designing 50-100 GHz processors with novel logic and memory superconductor technologies. This research facility is equipped with SUN and Dell high-performance workstations, several PCs, and a 36-processor computing cluster. All computers are connected by 10 Gbit/sec Ethernet LAN.


Mixed-Domain Embedded Systems Laboratory

Contact Person: Prof. Alex Doboli
Location: Rm 270, CEWITT Bldg

     The lab is equipped for research in the broad area of electronic system design and design automation. The lab contains 2 SUN workstations, 6 PCs, a programmable network of 50 embedded processors, and several microcontroller and FPGA based boards. Various IC design software tools, including Cadence and Synopsys tools, are installed. The lab has its own library of more than 200 books, 50 Ph.D. thesis, as well as the most relevant research papers published over the last five years. Current research projects involve design automation for mixed analog-digital systems and embedded systems for multimedia, sensornetwork applications and emerging technologies.


Wireless and Networking Systems Laboratory

Contact Person: Prof. Xin Wang
Location: Room 141, Heavy Engineering

     This lab conducts research in the wireless networking and mobile computing area. The current research topics of the lab can be found from the group website. This lab has about 550 square feet space in the recently renovated Heavy Engineering building. The lab has eight Pentium Dell workstations, a set of crossbow sensors, professional sensor test bed development kit, and other equipments for networking and system researches.


Wireless Sensor and RFID Network (WSRN) Laboratory

Contact Person: Prof. W. Tang
Location: Room 283, Light Engineering

     The WSRN laboratory, directed by Dr. Wendy Tang, focuses on network design and performance analysis for wireless sensor networks and RFID networks. The laboratory is equipped with state-of-artcomputing equipment, wireless sensor nodes by Crossbow Technologies, Inc. and MotelV (now Sentilla),and RFID equipment. Current projects include novel RFID Tag Identification algorithms, RFID anti collision algorithms and Consensus protocols.


Nanoscale Circuits and Systems (NanoCAS) Laboratory

Contact Person: Prof. E. Salman
Location: Room 228, Light Engineering

     This research laboratory focuses on developing design methodologies for high performance as well as energy efficient integrated circuits with application to future processors and embedded computing. Located at 228 Heavy Engineering Building, the NanoCAS Lab is equipped with a high performance processing and storage server, workstations, and all necessary EDA tools for modeling, design, and analysis. For updated information, please visit


Digital Signal Processing Laboratory

Contact Person: Prof. John Murray
Location: Room 116, Light Engineering

     The digital signal processing laboratory has PC-based signal processing equipment, and a complement of basic test equipment. The PC-based equipment includes systems with Texas Instruments fixed- and floating-point processors (TMS320C24X, TMS32C28XX, TMS320C3X, TMS320C6211, and TMS320C6711) with full analog-in to analog-out capabilities, and in-circuit emulation. In addition, there are full sets of development tools (assemblers, linkers, simulators, debuggers, C compilers and Integrated Development Environments) for all of these systems. .

     The test equipment includes oscilloscopes, power supplies, meters, and signal generators. The lab also has a H-P 3585-A spectrum analyzer.


Fiber Optic Sensors Laboratory (FOSL)

Contact Person: Prof. H. Dhadwal

     This laboratory is home to innovation in Fiber Optic Sensors and Systems. It is equipped to perform research in the broad area of optoelectronics. Some of the current research projects include development of fiber optic systems for real time process control in adverse environments, integrated fiber optics, fiber optic sensors and coherent optical processing.


Integrated Microsystems Lab

Contact Person: Prof. M. Stanacevic
Location: Room 258, Light Engineering

     Our research efforts are focused on advancing the performance of CMOS integrated circuits at analog sensor interfaces. We investigate design of miniature, low-power, highly accurate sensing microsystems, that have a significant and pervasive impact on a large number of applications, ranging from new generation of biomedical devices for personal health monitors, hearing aids or implantable neural prostheses to communication devices and radiation detectors (Lab).




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