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

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

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.

Kenneth R Brown

Kenneth R Brown

Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer 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

Robert Calderbank

Charles S. Sydnor Professor of Computer Science

Research Interests: Error control codes for quantum computing, wireless communication and the internet of things, coding theory for computer architecture, signal processing, 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

Yiran Chen

Yiran Chen

Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Nonvolatile memory and storage systems, neuromorphic computing, and mobile applications.

Shaundra Daily

Shaundra Daily

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

Research Interests: Human-centered design and engineering, affective computing, broadening participation in STEM, interaction design and evaluation for technology-rich learning environments

Maria Gorlatova

Maria Gorlatova

Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Internet of Things; mobile systems; pervasive computing; edge computing; wireless and mobile networking

Andrew Douglas Hilton

Andrew Douglas Hilton

Associate 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

Jungsang Kim

Jungsang Kim

Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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

Benjamin C Lee

Benjamin C Lee

Associate 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

Xin Li

Xin Li

Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Integrated circuits, signal processing and data analytics

Hai "Helen" Li

Hai "Helen" Li

Clare Boothe Luce Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Brain-inspired computing systems and neuromorphic design, memory design and architecture based on conventional and emerging technologies, and device/circuit/architecture co-design for low power and high performance.

Iman Marvian

Iman Marvian

Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Quantum information and computation theory

Miroslav Pajic

Miroslav Pajic

Nortel Networks Assistant Professor in the Pratt School of Engineering

Research Interests: Design and analysis of cyber-physical systems (CPS), in particular, embedded systems, distributed/networked control systems, CPS security, and high-confidence medical systems

Cynthia D. Rudin

Cynthia D. Rudin

Associate Professor of Computer Science

Research Interests: Machine learning, interpretability and transparency of predictive models, causal inference, energy, criminal justice, healthcare

Daniel J. Sorin

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

Kishor S. Trivedi

Kishor S. Trivedi

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

Rabih Younes

Rabih Younes

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

Research Interests: Wearable computing, activity recognition, and engineering education

Secondary Faculty

Alberto Bartesaghi

Alberto Bartesaghi

Associate Professor of Computer Science

Research Interests: Computational methods for protein structure determination by cryo-electron microscopy; image processing; computer vision and parallel computing

Jeffrey Beck

Jeffrey Beck

Assistant Professor of Neurobiology

Research Interests: Neural coding and computation; non-linear latent state space models of neural networks

Bruce Randall Donald

Bruce Randall Donald

James B. Duke Professor of Computer Science

Alvin R. Lebeck

Alvin R. Lebeck

Professor of Computer Science

Research Interests: Computer Systems Engineering with a focus on computer architecture, software systems, specialized architectures, probabilistic computing, memory system, energy efficient computing, and multiprocessors

Bruce Maggs

Bruce Maggs

Pelham Wilder Professor of Computer Science

John H. Reif

John H. Reif

A. Hollis Edens Professor of Computer Science in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests: Molecular assembly, DNA computing, robot motion planning, parallel algorithms, randomized algorithms, graph algorithms, algebraic computation, data compression, optical computation, and quantum computation.

Adjunct Faculty

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Adel F Fahmy

Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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John Charles Goss

Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Derek Robert Hower

Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Brian M Rogers

Brian M Rogers

Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Patrick Wang

Patrick Wang

Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering