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Chair

Hai "Helen" Li

Clare Boothe Luce Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Neuromorphic computing systems Machine learning acceleration and trustworthy AIEmerging memory technologies, circuit and architecture Low power circuits and systems

Associate Chairs

Lisa Gresham Huettel

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

Research Interests: Engineering education, pedagogy and curriculum development, applications of statistical signal processing

David R. Smith

James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Theory, simulation and demonstration of novel electromagnetic metamaterials across the spectrum, from microwave through optical. Applications of metamaterials for antennas and imaging devices, with a focus on security imaging and satellite imaging. General studies on advanced…

Primary Faculty

Tyler K Bletsch

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

Research Interests: Software security, robotics, project-oriented education, and datacenter efficiency

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.

Martin A. Brooke

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Analog, RF, and optoelectronic circuits. Sensor interface circuits. Deployable sensor systems

April S. Brown

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Kenneth R Brown

Michael J. Fitzpatrick Distinguished Professor of Engineering

Research Interests: Quantum error correction, quantum control, quantum computer architecture, ion trap quantum computing, and the spectroscopy of sympathetically cooled molecular ions

Robert Calderbank

Charles S. Sydnor Distinguished Professor of Computer Science

Lawrence Carin

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Applied statistics and machine learning

Tingjun Chen

Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Wireless networking, next-generation wireless and optical networks, edge cloud and computing, Internet-of-Things (IoT), mobile and embedded systems, platforms and testbeds

Yiran Chen

John Cocke Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Emerging memory and storage technologies Embedded systems, CPS, edge computing, and mobile applications Neuromorphic computing, deep learning and system security Low power circuit and system

Leslie M. Collins

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Physics-based machine learning algorithms for big data, including developing remediation strategies for the hearing impaired and sensor-based algorithms for the detection of hazardous buried objects

Steven A. Cummer

William H. Younger Distinguished Professor of Engineering

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

Shaundra Daily

Cue Family Professor of the Practice

Research Interests: Identity-inclusive computing, Human-centered design & engineering, justice-centered STEM education

Ingrid Daubechies

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

Richard B. Fair

Lord-Chandran Distinguished Professor of Engineering

Research Interests: Microfluidic systems for lab-on-a-chip applications based on electrowetting technology

Aaron D. Franklin

Addy Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Nanomaterials in electronic devices, nanofabrication, printed electronics and internet of things (IoT), biosensing

Michael E. Gehm

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Primarily computational and compressive sensing and measurement in all modalities (with special emphasis in Electromagnetic/Optical from RF to x-ray and all forms of Mass spectrometry), with side interests in optical physics, high-performance x-ray simulation, and rapid-…

Jeffrey Glass

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Electronic materials and the associated devices/instruments improved by these materials, especially electrode applications in miniature mass spectrometry, energy conversion and storage and liquid waste disinfection for developing regions. Electrochemical measurements and…

Neil Gong

Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Security, privacy, and machine learning. 

Maria Gorlatova

Nortel Networks Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Architectures, algorithms, and protocols for emerging mobile pervasive systems and the Internet of Things. Our work crosses traditional discipline boundaries and requires thinking across multiple layers of system and protocol stacks. We are focusing on breaking the barriers for…

Michael Richard Gustafson II

Associate Professor of the Practice of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Computational methods for image analysis and information extraction, discrete event simulations, curriculum development and deployment

Andrew Douglas Hilton

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

Research Interests: Computer architecture, specifically architectural support for security and energy-efficient performance

William T. Joines

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Electromagnetic field and wave interactions with materials and structures

Nan Marie Jokerst

J. A. Jones Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Jungsang Kim

Schiciano Family Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Quantum Computing with Trapped Ions, Quantum Information Science, Novel Photonic Devices, Application of Quantum Computers

Jeffrey L. Krolik

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Physics-based and statistical signal processing, sensor array processing, radar and sonar systems, pervasive distributed processing

Xin Li

Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Integrated circuits, signal processing and data analytics

Genevieve Lipp

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

Natalia Litchinitser

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Nanophotonics; Photonic Metamaterials; Nonlinear Optics; Fiber Optics; Photonic Crystal Fibers

Jerome Peter Lynch

Fitzpatrick Family University Distinguished Professor of Engineering

Research Interests: structural health monitoring; cyber-physical system architectures; infrastructure resilience; multifunctional nanocomposites; non-destructive evaluation; community engagement; academic leadership

Iman Marvian

Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Quantum information and computation theory

Hisham Z. Massoud

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Ultrathin gate dielectrics for CMOS ULSI – the technology, physics, modeling, simulation, and characterization of ultrathin-oxide MOSFETs

Maiken Mikkelsen

James N. and Elizabeth H. Barton Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Quantum nanophotonics, plasmonics, light-matter interactions in artificially structured nanoscale materials, hybrid molecular-scale materials and spin phenomena in the solid state

Christopher R Monroe

Gilhuly Family Presidential Distinguished Professor

Research Interests: quantum physics, applications in quantum information science

Crystal Noel

Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Quantum computing and simulation with trapped ions, integrated photonics for scalable trapped ion systems, and electric-field noise from surfaces

Douglas Nowacek

Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Marine mammal behavioral and acoustic ecologyOcean noiseOffshore renewable energy

Willie John Padilla

Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Theoretical and experimental investigation of electromagnetic metamaterials and metasurfaces, and their application to imaging and sensing at microwave, terahertz, and infrared frequencies

Miroslav Pajic

Dickinson Family Associate Professor

Research Interests: Design and analysis of autonomous cyber-physical systems (CPS), and in particular, embedded systems, AI, learning and controls, CPS security and high-assurance autonomy, with various application domains including robotics, automotive, and medical systems

Javier Pastorino

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

Jian Pei

Arthur S. Pearse Distinguished Professor of Computer Science

Henry Pfister

Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Information theory, communications, probabilistic graphical models, machine learning, and deep neural networks

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Afsaneh Rahbar

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

Galen Reeves

Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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

Michael Reiter

James B. Duke Distinguished Professor

Research Interests: Prof. Reiter's research interests include all areas of computer and communications security, fault-tolerant distributed computing, and applied cryptography.

Christ D Richmond

Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Tania Roy

Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Energy-efficient electronicsTwo-dimensional materialsNeuromorphic ComputingOptoelectronicsWide bandgap materialsHigh power electronicsRadiation effects and reliability

Cynthia D. Rudin

Earl D. McLean, Jr. Professor

Guillermo Sapiro

James B. Duke Distinguished 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…

Daniel J. Sorin

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Computer architecture, designing microarchitectures so that they are easier to verify, improving computer system fault tolerance, developing memory systems for multicore processors, and designing special-purpose accelerators

Adrienne Stiff-Roberts

Jeffrey N. Vinik Professor

Research Interests: Thin-film deposition, MAPLE, hybrid perovskites, hybrid nanocomposites, organic thin films

Stacy L. Tantum

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

Research Interests: Physics-based statistical signal processing • Context-aware machine learning • Domain-informed data scienceExplainable/interpretable machine learning • Privacy-aware machine learning • Bias in machine learningNeuroscience-informed teaching • Metacognition • Cognitive load theory…

Vahid Tarokh

Rhodes Family Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Foundations of AI,  Foundations of Signal Processing, Learning Representations, Transfer Learning,  Meta-Learning, Physics Infused Learning, Extreme Value Theory, Dependence Modeling, Hypothesis Testing, Sequential Analysis.

Kishor S. Trivedi

Hudson Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Markov models, Fault trees, Stochastic Petri nets, Reliability Modeling, Availability Modeling, Performability modeling, Survivability modeling, Cyber Security, Software reliability, Software Fault Tolerance, Software Aging and Rejuvenation

Haozhe Wang

Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Low-dimensional materialsNanofabrication and nanodevicesSemiconductors, ceramics, metalsQuantum computing

Lisa Wills

Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: I enjoy solving difficult problems surrounding computations with the goal to process large volumes of data efficiently. My research interests include computer architecture and microarchitecture, hardware-software co-designs, accelerators, and emerging application domains ―…

Rabih Younes

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

Research Interests: Wearable computing, activity recognition, context awareness, machine learning, artificial intelligence, engineering education, and Middle Eastern politics

Secondary Faculty

Ehsan Abadi

Assistant Professor in Radiology

Alberto Bartesaghi

Associate Professor of Computer Science

Research Interests: Image analysis, data science, computer vision, machine learning, image reconstruction, cryo-electron microscopy, protein structure

David Carlson

Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests: Machine learning, predictive modeling, health data science, statistical neuroscience

Marko Cetina

Assistant Professor of Physics

Boyuan Chen

Assistant Professor in the Thomas Lord Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Research Interests: Robotics, computer vision, machine learning, AI for science

Stefano Curtarolo

Edmund T. Pratt Jr. School Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Research Interests: Artificial Intelligence Materials Science; Autonomous Materials Design; Computational materials science; High-Entropy Disordered Systems; Materials for Energy Applications; Materials for Aerospace Applications. Prof. Curtarolo multidisciplinary research makes use of state-of-the…

Dean F Darnell

Assistant Professor in Radiology

Bruce Randall Donald

James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Computer Science

Jessilyn Dunn

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Use of large-scale biomedical datasets to model and guide personalized therapies.

Timothy Dunn

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Machine learning, computer vision, neurobiology, animal behavior, computational neuroscience, prognostic modeling, traumatic brain injury

Pardis Emami-Naeini

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Sina Farsiu

Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Focused on medical imaging and machine learning 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.

Gleb Finkelstein

Professor of Physics

Research Interests: My main research topic is the study of the coexistence of superconductivity and the quantum Hall effect. The highlights of this work include: the first observation of a superconducting current induced in the regime of the quantum Hall effect, realization of the quantum Hall-…

Yiyang Gong

Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Recording and understanding brain activity by developing novel combinations of optical microscopy and genetically encoded sensors. Using these technologies, we wish to dissect neural circuit function and investigate how neural activity drives complex behaviors.

Warren M. Grill

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

Research Interests: 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 movement disorders…

Ricardo Henao

Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Roarke Horstmeyer

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Computational optics, machine learning, and designing new algorithms for image processing. A main focus is to improve how we capture and use images of microscopic phenomena within a range of biomedical contexts. In general, I like to create new optical devices that can improve…

Tony Jun Huang

William Bevan Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Research Interests: Acoustofluidics, microfluidics, lab-on-a-chip, biomedical micro-electro-mechanical systems (BioMEMS), optofluidics, plasmofluidics.

Kyle Jon Lafata

Thaddeus V. Samulski Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology

Research Interests: Biomedical imaging, image processing, computer vision, computational pathology, applied analysis of stochastic differential equations, high dimensional data analysis, feature engineering, adaptive imaging, multi-scale data fusion, Uncertainty Quantification

Alvin R. Lebeck

Professor of Computer Science

Joseph Yuan-Chieh Lo

Professor in Radiology

Bruce Maggs

Pelham Wilder Distinguished Professor of Computer Science

Brian Mann

Professor in the Thomas Lord Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Research Interests: Nonlinear dynamics and vibration utilizing analytical, numerical, and experimental techniques. Fundamental investigations of phenomenon and application areas where dynamical systems theory plays an important role.

Maciej A Mazurowski

Associate Professor in Radiology

Felipe Medeiros

Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology

John Pearson

Assistant Professor of Neurobiology

Angel V Peterchev

Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

John H. Reif

A. Hollis Edens Distinguished Professor of Computer Science

Ehsan Samei

Reed and Martha Rice Distinguished Professor of Radiology

Research Interests: Dr. Samei’s scientific expertise include x-ray imaging, theoretical imaging models, simulation methods, and experimental techniques in medical image formation, quantification, and perception.  His research aims to bridge the gap between scientific scholarship and clinical…

Rohit Singh

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics

Research Interests: Drug discoveries have been instrumental in improving global health over the last century, but the median drug now takes about 10 years to bring to market and costs over a billion dollars to develop. My lab aims to expedite the development of precise diagnostics and therapeutics…

Jiaming Xu

Associate Professor of Business Administration

Research Interests: Network science, machine learning, high-dimensional statistical inference, information theory, optimization, stochastic systems, game theory, communications and networking

Pan Xu

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics

Research Interests: Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Optimization, Reinforcement Learning, and High Dimensional Statistics

Xiaowei Yang

Professor of Computer Science

Michael Zavlanos

Professor in the Thomas Lord Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Research Interests: Control theory, optimization, and learning; in particular, robotics and autonomous systems, networked and distributed control systems, and cyber-physical systems.

Anru Zhang

Eugene Anson Stead, Jr. M.D. Associate Professor

Research Faculty

Jason Amsden

Associate Research Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: My area of interest is in the application of computational and compressive techniques to improve spectroscopic instrument design. Spectroscopic measurements are a convolution of the instrument response and the desired spectrum. Conventional spectroscopic instruments are designed…

Kyle Bradbury

Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Juan Matias Di Martino

Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Emily Edwards

Associate Research Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Joel Alter Greenberg

Associate Research Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Computational sensing with a focus on novel, physics-based measurement techniques for practical applications.  Primarily focused in the electromagnetic/optical spectrum ranging from ELF through visible and hard X-rays, with applications to security, non-destructive testing, and…

Sonia Grego

Associate Research Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Alexander Y. Kozhanov

Associate Research Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Paolo F Maccarini

Associate Research Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Boyla Octavie Mainsah

Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Brian R. Stoner

Research Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Adjunct Faculty

Mary "Missy" Cummings

Adjunct Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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.

Jeffrey Derby

Adjunct Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Adel F Fahmy

Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Farshad Firouzi

Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Mary Knox

Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Nathan Kundtz

Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Benjamin C Lee

Adjunct Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Computer architecture and systems, energy efficiency, performance modeling, and algorithmic economics for resource management; policy for environmentally sustainable information technology infrastructure

Huanqian Loh

Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Jordan Milton Malof

Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Application of advanced machine learning and computer vision techniques to real-world problems

James Morizio

Adjunct Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Mixed-Signal CMOS circuit design, layout and testing Bioelectronic circuits for wireless neural interfaces: Recording and Stimulation Sigma Delta ADC and DACs architecture and circuit design Ultrasound Pre-Amplifier and multiplexing Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCOS) Pixel driver…

Steven Noyce

Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Joe X Qiu

Adjunct Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Andrew Rindos

Adjunct Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Brian M Rogers

Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Evan Runnerstrom

Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Patrick Wang

Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Emily Wenger

Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Blake Shaw Wilson

Adjunct Professor in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences

Entrepreneur in Residence

Vamsee K Pamula

Vamsee K Pamula

Entrepreneur in Residence

Research Interests: Development of inexpensive and accessible newborn screening and pediatric diagnostic products

Emeritus Faculty

David J. Brady

Michael J. Fitzpatrick Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Photonics

Research Interests: Professor Brady's research focuses on "smart cameras" which use artificial intelligence to increase the amount of visual information captured and to render this information useful. In 2012 his group built the world's first gigapixel camera, his work today focuses on making…

H. Craig Casey

Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Peter N. Marinos

Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Loren W. Nolte

Professor Emeritus in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Bayesian approach to signal detection, classification, estimation, tracking and decision and sensor fusion. Applications in ocean acoustics, and in medical imaging for cancer research.