Computer Engineering

Computer engineering research is a constantly evolving field that considers all aspects of computing technology from hardware (i.e. circuit technology and architecture) to software (i.e. operating systems to applications to user interfaces) and how we can improve them to benefit world. Since computing technology is a fundamental part of our society, this research often considers the impacts and/or restrictions of current technology and/or how it is being used in particular application areas (health, biomedical, cloud computing, multimedia applications, environmental, aeronautics, robotics, etc.). In many cases, the best solution for application-specific computing problems such as these is to create a custom computing solution that combines custom hardware and software to ensure the computing solution meets performance, power, area, weight, etc. requirements.

Research Topics

  • Computer Architecture (multicore and manycore)
  • Operating Systems and Middleware
  • Heterogeneous computing architecture and virtualization
  • Reconfigurable computing
  • Application analysis and application-specific architectures
  • Networks-on-Chip (NoCs) and Systems-on-Chip (SoCs) on integrated circuits
  • Hardware virtualization
  • Runtime Performance Monitoring
  • Field Programmable Gate Arrays
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools and architecture for integrated circuits
  • Reconfigurable Microfluidics