All Faculty

This directory includes regular Electrical and Computer Engineering Department faculty, adjunct faculty, and faculty
with joint appointments. Click on faculty names to see their personal web pages.

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Asad A Abidi
Asad A. Abidi
analog electronics, device modeling
Clarice D. Aiello
Clarice D. Aiello
Quantum sensing, Spin physics in
“living sensors”, Bioimaging
Abeer Alwan
Abeer Alwan
Digital speech processing, noise robust speech recognition, models
of speech production and perception
Katsushi Arisaka
Katsushi Arisaka
High-speed single photon detection and
digitization, photon detection systems in bio-imaging and particle physics
Corey Arnold
Corey Arnold
Computational Radiology/Pathology, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Multi-scale Disease Modeling, Natural Language Processing
Aydin Babakhani
Aydin Babakhani
Millimeter-wave/THz Integrated
Circuits and on-chip antennas, Wirelessly-powered CMOS sensors and actuators, Biomedical circuits
and medical implants
Ezio Biglieri
Ezio Biglieri
Information theory, channel coding and
wireless communications
Danijela Cabric
Danijela Cabric
Wireless communications system design, machine learning for wireless
communications, sensing and security, performance analysis and experiments on embedded platforms
and software defined radios
Robert Candler
Robert N. Candler
MEMS and nanoscale devices, fundamental limitations of sensors,
micromagnetic devices for advanced light sources,
biological and chemical sensing
Mau-Chung Frank Chang
M.-C. Frank Chang
High-speed semiconductors devices, integrated circuits for digital,
analog, microwave, mm-wave terahertz systems, RF/wireless interconnects
Xiang Anthony Chen
Xiang Anthony Chen
Human-computer interaction, sensing and interaction techniques,
intelligent user interfaces, computational design and fabrication.

Panagiotis Christofides Headshot


Advanced materials processing, process modeling, dynamics and
control, applied mathematics, desalination and water treatment.
Jason Cong
Jason Cong
Computer system architecture,
energy-efficient computing, reconfigurable computing, electronic design automation, fault-tolerant
design of VLSI systems, design for nanotechnologies, design and analysis of algorithms
Suhas Diggavi
Suhas N. Diggavi
Information theory, wireless networks, cooperative information flow
over wireless networks, network data compression, network secrecy, large-scale data analysis
Dariush Divsalar
Dariush Divsalar
Information theory, communication theory, bandwidth efficient
combined coding modulation techniques, CDMA, turbo codes, LDPC codes, iterative decoding
Lara Dolecek
Lara Dolecek
Coding and information theory, statistical algorithms, and machine learning with applications to various traditional and emerging technologies
1) in data storage, including memories (Flash, DRAM, DNA storage, etc.), and dense, large-scale, and distributed storage, and
2) in data processing, including blockchain, quantum computing, and distributed computing.
Sam Emaminejad
Sam Emaminejad
Biological and Chemical Sensors,
Wearable and Flexible Electronics, Microfluidics, MEMs and NEMs Fabrication and Modeling, Internet
of Things Devices, Technology Development for Personalized/Precision Medicine
Allison Fletcher

Network neuroscience, machine
learning, complex system theory, graphical models, statistical physics and inference,
identification of neural systems
Christina Fragouli
Christina Fragouli
Network coding, algorithms for networking, wireless
networks and network security.
Bahman Gharesifard – joining the ECE
Dept. July 2021

Systems and controls, network
optimization, distributed decision making, data-driven control, decentralization in machine
learning, online optimization, social and economic networks, game theory, optimal transport
theory, geometric control and mechanics
Dan M. Goebel
Dan M. Goebel
Electric propulsion, thermionic
emission, microwaves, plasma-materials interactions, high voltage
Puneet Gupta
Puneet Gupta
Design-technology co-optimization, physical design, variability and
reliability aware computer architectures
Lei He

Lei He

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) for Education, Health, Transportation,
    and Power and Water Sustainability
  • Programmable Logic (FPGA), Re-Configurable Computing, AI-on-A-Chip, Neuromorphic Computing, and
    Quantum Computing
  • Modeling, Simulation and Validation for VLSI Circuits, Software, and IoT Systems
Diana Huffaker
Diana L. Huffaker
Solid-state nanotechnology,
plasmonically-coupled processes, optoelectronic devices, solar cell, si photonics, novel materials
Tatsuo Itoh
Tatsuo Itoh
Electromagnetics, guided wave structures, lower-power wireless
electronics, integrated passive components in antennas, photonic bandgap structures and
metamaterial applications, RF technologies, sensors and transponders
Tatsuo Itoh
Subramanian S. Iyer
System Scaling Technology, advanced packaging and 3D integration,
technologies and techniques for the memory subsystem integration and neuromorphic
E. Jacobsen

Mathematical programming with emphasis on non-convex and NP-hard problems and
the application of the latter to engineering and engineering/economic systems
Bahram Jalali
Bahram Jalali
Silicon photonics and fiber optic communication, real-time streaming
data acquisition and processing, biophotonics, rare cell detection, blood screening,
nondestructive material testing and characterization, rogue wave phenomena
Mona Jarrahi

Terahertz/millimeter-wave electronics and optoelectronics, microwave photonics,
imaging and spectroscopy systems
Chandrashekhar J. Joshi
Chan J. Joshi
fusion, laser acceleration of particles, nonlinear optics, high-power lasers, plasma
Achuta Kadambi
Achuta Kadambi
Computational Imaging, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Robotics,
Medical Devices
William J. Kaiser
Biomedical informatics, embedded systems, biomedical devices
Jonathan Kao
prostheses, brain-machine interfaces, computational and systems neuroscience, neural signal
processing, machine learning, dynamical systems, recurrent neural networks, deep learning
Pedram Khalili
Pedram Khalili
Nanoelectronics, spintronics,
nano-magnetism, nonvolatile memory and logic, and microwave magnetics
Alan J. Laub
Numerical linear algebra,
high-performance computing
Kuo-Nan Liou
Kuo-Nan Liou

Atmospheric radiative transfer and remote
sensing, clouds and aerosols, climate change, regional climate modeling in mountains and
snow, light scattering by ice crystals and aerosols
Jia-Ming Liu
Jia-Ming Liu
Nonlinear optics, ultrafast optics, laser dynamics and chaos, semiconductor lasers, fiber lasers,
optoelectronics, photonics, microwave photonics, graphene photonics, nanophotonics
Wentai Liu
Wentai Liu
Neural prosthesis, bioelectronics,
implantable microelectronics, high-speed transceiver design (wired and wireless), microelectronic
sensors, timing/clock optimization, on-chip Interconnects, computer vision/image processing
Asad Madni
Asad M. Madni
Intelligent sensors, systems and instrumentation, wireless sensor
networks, signal processing, and MEMS; applications for automotive safety, aerospace, radar,
electronic warfare, and US combat readiness
Dejan Markovic
Dejan Markovic
Integrated circuits for emerging radio and healthcare systems,
energy-efficient flexible digital integrated circuits, circuit and architecture design with
post-CMOS devices, optimization methods and CAD flows
Ankur Mehta
Ankur Mehta
Printable robotics, Rapid design and fabrication,
Controls algorithms, Wireless sensor networks
Mayank Mehta
Mayank Mehta
Natural and Artificial Intelligence
Shervin Moloudi
Shervin Moloudi
Analog and RF integrated electronics, high speed data
converters, and telecommunication circuits
Warren B. Mori
Warren B. Mori
Plasma physics, high energy density
plasma science, high performance computing
Ali Mosleh
Ali Mosleh
Reliability engineering, physics of
failure modeling and system life prediction, resilient systems design, prognostics and health
monitoring, hybrid systems simulation, theories and techniques for risk and safety analysis
Stanley Osher
Stanley Osher
Level set methods for computing moving
fronts involving topological changes, hyperbolic conservation laws and Hamilton-Jacobi equations,
optimization related to sparsity
Aydogan Ozcan
Aydogan Ozcan
Bioimaging, nano-photonics, nonlinear optics
Sudhakar Pamarti
Sudhakar Pamarti
Analog, mixed signal and RF IC
design, signal processing
Gregory J. Pottie
Gregory Pottie
biomedical informatics, sensor networks
Yahya Rahmat-Samii
Yahya Rahmat-Samii
Electromagnetics, satellite communication antennas, personal
communication antennas including human interaction, biotelemetry and RFID applications, antennas
for remote sensing and radio astronomy applications
Behzad Razavi
Behzad Razavi
Analog, RF, mixed-signal integrated circuit design, dual-standard RF
transceivers, phase-locked systems and frequency synthesizers, A/D and D/A converters,
high-speed data communication circuits
Yair Rivenson
Yair Rivenson
Bioimaging, Computational Imaging, Photonics
Vwani P. Roychowdhury
Vwani P. Roychowdhury
Communications/telecommunications, quantum computation and information
processing, embedded systems, adaptive and learning algorithms, combinatorics and complexity,
biomedical informatics
Izhak Rubin
Izhak Rubin
Communications/telecommunications, computer networks, multimedia IP
networks, UAV/UGV-aided networks, integrated system and network management, C4ISR systems and
networks, optical networks, network simulations and analysis
Henry Samueli
Henry Samueli
implementation of signal processing and digital communication systems, high-speed digital
integrated circuits, digital filter design
Majid Sarrafzadeh
Majid Sarrafzadeh
Embedded systems, health
analytics, biomedical systems, and algorithm design
Ali H. Sayed
Ali H.

Adaptation and learning, statistical signal
processing, estimation and filtering theories, signal processing for communications, distributed
processing, bio-inspired networks, system theory
 Fabien Scalzo

Medical Imaging, Machine Learning, Biomedical
Engineering, Computer Vision, Signal Processing, Biomedical Informatics, Brain Mapping,
Computational Fluid Dynamic
Nader Sehatbakhsh Headshot
Nader Sehatbakhsh

Circuits and Embedded Systems
Stefano Soatto
Stefano Soatto
Computer vision, machine learning, robotics
Jason Speyer
Jason Speyer
Stochastic and deterministic optimal control and
estimation with application to aerospace systems; guidance, flight control, and flight
Mani B. Srivastava
Mani B. Srivastava
Embedded software, ubiquitous and mobile computing,
human-cyber-physical systems, security and privacy, mobile health, internet of things,
energy-aware computing
Oscar M. Stafsudd
Oscar M. Stafsudd, Jr.
Quantum electronics, solid state lasers and laser media, infrared
detectors (semiconductor and pyroelectric), opto-electronics, terahertz devices and systems,
crystal growth, photovoltaics, optical applications for medical use
Dwight Streit
Advanced semiconductors,
microelectronics, radar, communication and satellite payload electronics
Paulo Tabuada
Paulo Tabuada
Cyber-physical systems, cyber-physical
systems security, control systems, smart grid
Zachary Taylor

THz medical imaging and sensing,
biomedical optics and biophotonics, submillimeter wave and THz quasioptics, diagnostic medical
King0Ning Tu
King-Ning Tu
3D IC packaging and joule heating,
metal-silicon interfaces, electromigration, pb-free solder joints
Mihaela van der Schaar
Mihaela van der

Game theory, network science, social
networks, complex systems, machine learning, online learning, stream mining and Big data,
medical informatics, networks
Lieven Vandenberghe
Lieven Vandenberghe
Engineering optimization, system
theory and control, signal processing, machine learning
Ingrid Verbauwhede
Ingrid Verbauwhede
Embedded security, security of
cyber physical systems, efficient and attack resistant implementations of cryptography, design
John D. Villasenor
John D. Villasenor
Electronics supply chain, digital
media, technology and public policy
Kang L. Wang
Kang L. Wang
Nanoelectronics, spintronics and
nanomagnetics, non-volatile electronics and low dissipation devices, quantum device and systems,
frontier materials by molecular beam epitaxy, photonics and energy
Yuanxun (Ethan) Wang
Yuanxun Ethan Wang
Smart antennas, RF and microwave power amplifiers, numerical
techniques, DSP techniques for microwave systems, phased arrays, wireless and radar systems,
Richard D. Wesel
Richard Wesel
Information theory/communication
theory, communication with feedback, coding and optimization for flash memory, optimization of
communication systems, low-density parity-check codes and turbo codes, trellis codes and
convolutional codes
Benjamin Williams
Benjamin Williams
Terahertz and mid-infrared quantum
cascade lasers and photonic devices, low-dimensional semiconductor materials and intersubband
physics, terahertz and infrared plasmonics, waveguides, antennas
Alan N. Willson, Jr.
Alan N. Willson, Jr.
Theory and applications of digital signal processing including VLSI
implementations, digital filter design, nonlinear circuit theory
Chee Wei Wong
Chee Wei

Nonlinear optics, quantum optics, ultrafast optics, precision measurements
Jason C.S. Woo
Jason C. S. Woo
Solid state electronics, CMOS and bipolar device/circuit optimization,
novel device design, modeling of integrated circuits, VLSI fabrication
Eli Yablonovitch
Eli Yablonovitch
Electronic devices,
optoelectronics, high speed optical communications,
optical antennas, solar photovoltaics,
computational inverse
electromagnetic design
Headshot: Ken Yang
C.-K. “Ken” Yang
High performance VLSI design, digital and mixed-signal circuit
Lin F. Yang
Lin F. Yang
Learning, Reinforcement Learning, Optimization, Big-data Algorithms, Control
Kung Yao
Kung Yao
Communications/telecommunications, collaborative signal processing,
sensor system, wireless communication systems, VLSI and systolic algorithms
Lixia Zhang
Lixia Zhang
Internet architecture and protocol
designs, security and resiliency of large-scale systems
Yang Zhang – joining the ECE Dept.
July 2021

Human-computer interaction, sensing
and interaction techniques, Internet of Things (IoT), digital health, accessibility.