All Faculty

Department Chair

David R. Smith

David R. Smith

James B. Duke Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Primary Faculty

Tyler K Bletsch

Tyler K Bletsch

Assistant Professor Of The Practice in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

John A. Board

John A. Board

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: High performance scientific computing and simulation, novel computer architectures, cluster computing and parallel processing; ubiquitous computing.

David J. Brady

David J. Brady

Michael J. Fitzpatrick Professor of Photonics in the Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School of Engineering

Research Interests: DISP uses joint design of physical sampling and digital processing strategies to develop high performance sensor systems. DISP builds instruments for visible, infrared, ultraviolet, x-ray, millimeter wave, terahertz, acoustic and ion imaging and spectroscopy. DISP has made particular contributions...

Martin A. Brooke

Martin A. Brooke

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Professor Brooke's expertise is in multi-disciplinary, team-oriented collaborative research involving co-design and co-development of hybrid analog, digital, and optoelectronic information processing systems. He has conducted a research program in applications for ultra-compact optical sensors,...

April S. Brown

April S. Brown

John Cocke Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Edmund T. Pratt , Jr. School of Engineering

Robert Calderbank

Robert Calderbank

Charles S. Sydnor Professor of Computer Science

Lawrence Carin

Lawrence Carin

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Applied statistics and machine learning.

Krishnendu Chakrabarty

Krishnendu Chakrabarty

William H. Younger Professor of Engineering in the Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School of Engineering

Research Interests: Testing and design-for-testability of integrated circuits and systems (SOCs, 3D, manycore); microfluidic biochips and cyberphysical systems; resilient computing systems; enterprise system optimization and smart manufacturing.

Leslie M. Collins

Leslie M. Collins

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: This laboratory's research is in the area of physics-based statistical signal processing algorithms, and we are actively engaged in two general application areas: (1) Investigating human auditory perception and developing remediation strategies for the hearing impaired; (2) developing sensor-based...

Steven A. Cummer

Steven A. Cummer

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Theoretical and experimental electromagnetic problems related to geophysical remote sensing and engineered electromagnetic materials.

Ingrid Daubechies

Ingrid Daubechies

James B. Duke Professor of Mathematics and Electrical and Computer Engineering

Christopher Dwyer

Christopher Dwyer

Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: My group studies the design, synthesis and properties of nanostructures for future computer and sensor systems. Specifically, we use DNA self-assembly, a bottom-up fabrication technique that can be used to achieve molecular scale resolution, to build experimental devices which we then characterize...

Richard B. Fair

Richard B. Fair

Lord-Chandran Professor of Engineering in the Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School of Engineering

Research Interests: Microfluidic systems for lab-on-a-chip applications based on electrowetting technology. We are primarily focused on applications, such as a chip that extracts, purifies and amplifies the nucleic acid of sparse pathogens in blood for diagnosing sepsis, a chip to perform DNA sequencing by synthesis,...

Aaron D. Franklin

Aaron D. Franklin

Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Improving the performance and functionality of nanomaterial-enabled electronic devices. From 1D carbon nanotubes to 2D semiconducting crystals, applications include: high-performance transistors, printed sensors for IoT, biocompatible or biofunctional electronics, and low-cost printed electronics....

Michael Gehm

Michael Gehm

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Jeffrey Glass

Jeffrey Glass

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: The goal of the Nanomaterials and Thin Films Lab under Glass is to improve device and instrument performance by developing novel advanced materials. Thus, the lab utilizes a variety of materials processing and characterization tools in pursuit of materials with improved properties for various...

Michael Richard Gustafson

Michael Richard Gustafson

Associate Professor of the Practice of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Kris Hauser

Kris Hauser

Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Research interests include robot motion planning and control, semiautonomous robots, and integrating perception and planning. Past applications of this research have included automated vehicle collision avoidance, robotic manipulation, robot-assisted medicine, and legged locomotion.

Andrew Douglas Hilton

Andrew Douglas Hilton

Assistant Professor of the Practice in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Lisa Gresham Huettel

Lisa Gresham Huettel

Professor of the Practice in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

William T. Joines

William T. Joines

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Nan Marie Jokerst

Nan Marie Jokerst

J. A. Jones Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School of Engineering

Jungsang Kim

Jungsang Kim

Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Jeffrey L. Krolik

Jeffrey L. Krolik

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Benjamin C Lee

Benjamin C Lee

Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: The BCL Research Group performs research in the broadly defined area of computer engineering. We design new hardware architectures for emerging platforms, spanning datacenters to mobile devices. Moreover, we propose new hardware management strategies to ensure service quality for diverse users in...

Xin Li

Xin Li

Adjunct Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Integrated circuits, signal processing and data analytics.

Qing Huo Liu

Qing Huo Liu

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Computational electromagnetics and acoustics; inverse problems, and their application in geophysics, nanophotonics, and biomedical imaging.

Hisham Z. Massoud

Hisham Z. Massoud

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Professor Massoud is interested in ultrathin gate dielectrics for CMOS ULSI. His interest span the technology, phyiscs, modeling, simulation, and characterization of ultrathin-oxide MOSFETs. He has led a research program in the modeling and simulation of quantum-mechanical carrier tunneling in...

Maiken Mikkelsen

Maiken Mikkelsen

Nortel Networks Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Loren W. Nolte

Loren W. Nolte

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Douglas Nowacek

Douglas Nowacek

Randolph K. Repass and Sally-Christine Rodgers University Associate Professor of Conservation Technology in the Nicholas School of the Environment and the Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School of Engineering

Research Interests: Sound propagates very efficiently through sea water, and marine mammals take advantage of this medium to communicate and explore their environment. My research is focused on the link between acoustic and motor behavior in marine mammals, primarily cetaceans and manatees, specifically, how they use...

Willie John Padilla

Willie John Padilla

Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Miroslav Pajic

Miroslav Pajic

Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Miroslav Pajic's research focuses on the design and analysis of cyber-physical systems. In particular, his research explores real-time and embedded systems, distributed/networked control systems, and high-confidence medical device systems. Because his research is frequently motivated by problems...

Henry Pfister

Henry Pfister

Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Galen Reeves

Galen Reeves

Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Information theory; high-dimensional statistical inference; statistical signal processing; compressed sensing; machine learning.

Cynthia Diane Rudin

Cynthia Diane Rudin

Associate Professor of Computer Science

Research Interests: Machine learning, data mining, applied statistics, and knowledge discovery (Big Data).

Guillermo Sapiro

Guillermo Sapiro

Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Image and video processing, computer vision, computer graphics, computational vision, biomedical imaging, brain imaging, cryo-tomography of viruses, computational tools in cryo-tomography, computational tools in early diagnosis of psychiatric disorders, differential geometry and differential...

Daniel J. Sorin

Daniel J. Sorin

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: The primary focus of my research is computer architecture. This research includes work to: improve the dependability of computer architectures, design microarchitectures such that their designs are easier to validate, and develop memory system designs for multicore processors.

Adrienne Stiff-Roberts

Adrienne Stiff-Roberts

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Nanomaterials resulting from quantum confinement in three dimensions, known as nanoparticles or quantum dots, exhibit unique characteristics compared to conventional, bulk materials because of their small size, and because nanomaterials can be tailored to exhibit desired properties by controlling...

Stacy L. Tantum

Stacy L. Tantum

Associate Professor of the Practice in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Signal detection and estimation theory, statistical signal processing, pattern recognition and machine learning, remote sensing, matched-field processing, and ocean acoustics.

Kishor S. Trivedi

Kishor S. Trivedi

Hudson Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, in the Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School of Engineering

Secondary Faculty

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Theophilus Adetokunbo Benson

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Landon P. Cox

Landon P. Cox

Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science

Research Interests: Experimental software systems with a focus on mobile computing, social networking, and security.

Mary "Missy" Cummings

Mary "Missy" Cummings

Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Research Interests: Human-unmanned vehicle interaction, human-autonomous system collaboration, human-systems engineering, public policy implications of unmanned vehicles, and the ethical and social impact of technology.

Stefano Curtarolo

Stefano Curtarolo

Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Bruce Randall Donald

Bruce Randall Donald

James B. Duke Professor of Computer Science

Research Interests: Computational Biology, Computational Chemistry, Structural Biology, Biochemistry, Protein Design, Drug Design, NMR of Biological Macromolecules, Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS), Micro-robotics, Geometric Algorithms

David B. Dunson

David B. Dunson

Arts and Sciences Professor of Statistical Science

Research Interests: Development of Bayesian methods motivated by applications with complex and high-dimensional data. A particular focus is on nonparametric Bayes approaches for conditional distributions and for flexible borrowing of information. I am also interested in methods for accommodating model uncertainty in...

Sina Farsiu

Sina Farsiu

Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Farsiu's research focuses on medical imaging and image processing to improve the overall health and vision outcome of patients with ocular and neurological diseases (e.g., age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, Alzheimer, and ALS) through earlier and personalized therapy.

Daniel J. Gauthier

Daniel J. Gauthier

Robert C. Richardson Professor of Physics

Research Interests: Prof. Gauthier is interested in a broad range of topics in the fields of nonlinear and quantum optics, and nonlinear dynamical systems. In the area of optical physics, his group is studying the fundamental characteristics of highly nonlinear light-matter interactions at both the classical and...

Stefan M Goetz

Stefan M Goetz

Assistant Professor in Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Yiyang Gong

Yiyang Gong

Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: We're interested in understanding brain function using the combination of genetically encoded sensors and optical techniques. Using genetically encoded tools, we can target specific neuron types or specific projection pathways for recording or perturbation. Using optical microscopy, we can access...

Warren M. Grill

Warren M. Grill

Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Dr. Grill's research interests and in neural engineering and neural prostheses and include design and testing of electrodes and stimulation techniques, the electrical properties of tissues and cells, and computational neuroscience with applications in restoration of bladder function, treatment of...

John Harer

John Harer

Professor of Mathematics

Research Interests: Professor Harer's primary research is in the use of geometric, combinatorial and computational techniques to study a variety of problems in data analysis, shape recognition, image segmentation, tracking, brain imaging, biological networks and gene expression.

Alvin R. Lebeck

Alvin R. Lebeck

Professor of Computer Science

Research Interests: Computer architecture and its intersection with systems and tools, particularly with respect to memory system design and analysis for both serial and parallel architectures. Architectures for emerging nanotechnologies. Energy efficient computing.

Joseph Yuan-Chieh Lo

Joseph Yuan-Chieh Lo

Professor of Radiology

Research Interests: My lab investigates three areas in the advanced imaging of breast cancer: 1. Digital mammography and breast tomosynthesis, 2. Radiogenomics for improved management of breast cancer using computer vision and machine learning models, and 3. Computational and physical breast phantoms to facilitate...

Bruce Maggs

Bruce Maggs

Pelham Wilder Professor of Computer Science

Maciej A Mazurowski

Maciej A Mazurowski

Assistant Professor of Radiology

Angel Vladimirov Peterchev

Angel Vladimirov Peterchev

Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Research Interests: Angel Peterchev directs the Brain Stimulation Engineering Lab (BSEL), which focuses on the development and modeling of devices and application paradigms for transcranial brain stimulation. Transcranial brain stimulation involves non-invasive delivery of fields (e.g., electric and magnetic) to the...

Ehsan Samei

Ehsan Samei

Professor of Radiology

Xiaowei Yang

Xiaowei Yang

Associate Professor of Computer Science

Michail Zavlanos

Michail Zavlanos

Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Research Interests: A range of topics in the emerging discipline of networked systems, which studies systems of intelligent physical agents interacting via a communication medium in search of local control principles that determine global network behavior. Focus on robotic, sensor, and wireless networks that can be...

Research Faculty

Joel Alter Greenberg

Joel Alter Greenberg

Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Stephane Larouche

Stephane Larouche

Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Xuejun Liao

Xuejun Liao

Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Joseph E. Lucas

Joseph E. Lucas

Associate Research Professor in the Social Science Research Institute

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Daniel L. Marks

Associate Research Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Qiang Qiu

Qiang Qiu

Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Piyush Rai

Piyush Rai

Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Adjunct Faculty

Jeffrey Derby

Jeffrey Derby

Adjunct Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Thomas Katsouleas

Thomas Katsouleas

Adjunct Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Katsouleas is a specialist in the use of plasmas as novel particle accelerators and light sources.

James Morizio

James Morizio

Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: He conducts research in the areas of mixed-signal VLSI design and sub-system hardware development for biomedical instrumentation products.

Jeremiah J. Remus

Jeremiah J. Remus

Adjunct Assistant Research Professor

Yaroslav A. Urzhumov

Yaroslav A. Urzhumov

Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Urzhumov's main focus at Duke is on engineering technologically-relevant electromagnetic and acoustic properties of such media across the spectrum, and designing device prototypes based on metamaterials. His demonstration of all-dielectric cloaking at Duke (2013), and the theoretical proofs of...

Blake Shaw Wilson

Blake Shaw Wilson

Adjunct Professor in the Department of Surgery

Research Interests: Signal processing and neural prostheses.

Emeritus Faculty

H. Craig Casey

H. Craig Casey

Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Rhett T. George

Rhett T. George

Assistant Professor Emeritus

Peter N. Marinos

Peter N. Marinos

Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dean E. McCumber

Dean E. McCumber

Emeritus Visiting Professor

Paul P. Wang

Paul P. Wang

Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering