Computer Engineering

The CE group engages in design, implementation, evaluation, and testing of computer systems. This research is inherently inter-disciplinary in that the group performs research at all levels of a computer system, from computing substrates and materials to hardware architectures to the software that runs on the hardware. As research continues to innovate in computing materials (e.g., nanoscale devices and microfluidics) and applications (e.g., large-scale data analytics), the corresponding hardware and software designs exploit the newly available features and contend with the new challenges introduced (e.g., lower device reliability). Focus areas include: nanocomputing, powerefficient computing, dependability, networking, and mobile computing. The computer engineering group collaborates closely with the computer systems group in the computer science department, particularly with researchers in architecture, distributed systems, networking, and databases.

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

Robert Calderbank

Robert Calderbank

Charles S. Sydnor Professor of Computer Science

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.

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...

Andrew Douglas Hilton

Andrew Douglas Hilton

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

Jungsang Kim

Jungsang Kim

Professor in the Department 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

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (Beginning January 2017)

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

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...

Cynthia Diane Rudin

Cynthia Diane Rudin

Associate Professor of Computer Science

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

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.

Kishor S. Trivedi

Kishor S. Trivedi

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

Secondary Faculty

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

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.

Bruce Maggs

Bruce Maggs

Pelham Wilder Professor of Computer Science