Current Faculty Research Projects

Here are some of the currently funded research projects going on in the UW Electrical Engineering department, listed according to their relevant research area.

Note: EE fiscal support staff can view, edit or update the list of faculty projects here.

Communications and Networking

CPS: Synergy: Collaborative Research: Certifiable, Scalable, and Attack-resilient Submodular Control Framework for Smart Grid Stability
Linda Bushnell, Radha Poovendran, Daniel Kirschen

Developed and Validation of Accurate Clutter Models for AWS-3 Bands and Implications for Spectrum Sharing
Yasuo Kuga, Akira Ishimaru, Sumit Roy

CPS: Breakthrough: Towards a Science of Attack Composition, Mitigation, and Verification in Cyber-Physical Systems
Radha Poovendran, Linda Bushnell

ADAPT: An Analytical Framework for Actionable Defense Against Advanced Persistent Threats
Radha Poovendran, Maryam Fazel

L2RAVE: Feedback-Driven Learn to Reason in Adversarial Environments for Autonomic Cyber Systems
Radha Poovendran, Hannaneh Hajishirzi, Linda Bushnell

SCC-RCN: MOHERE: Mobility, Health, and Resilience in SCC: Building Capacities and Expanding Impact
Radha Poovendran, Lillian Ratliff

SCC-IRG Track 2: Data-Informed Modeling and Correct-by-Design Control Protocols for Personal Mobility in Intelligent Urban Transportation Systems
Lillian Ratliff, Behcet Acikmese, Aero and Astro

Collaborative Research: Measurement-Augmented Spectrum Database for White Spaces
Sumit Roy, Prof. Samir R. Das - SUNY @ Stonybrook

Collaborative Research: SAVI: Virtual Institute for Cognitive Networking between S. Africa and USA (iCON)
Sumit Roy

EARS: Mitigating Ultra-Faint RFI to Enable Radio Cosmology
Sumit Roy, Miguel Morales, Physics

NeTS: Small: Collaborative Research: Can LTE & WiFi Live Happily Ever After?
Sumit Roy

Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium (PacTrans): Improving mobility of people and goods
Sumit Roy, Yang Yinhai, Civil Engineering

Modeling, Simulation and Performance Evaluation for Future Public Safety Networks
Sumit Roy, James A. Ritcey, Thomas R. Henderson

A Comprehensive Approach to Interference Cancellation And Spurious Reduction in Broadband Wireless Transceivers
Jacques Christophe Rudell

Robust, Efficient All-Digital SIMO Converters for Future SoC Domains
Visvesh Sathe

SaTC: STARSS: Small: Robust, Efficient, True Random Number Generation: Enabling Secure and Ubiquitous Communications for the loT
Visvesh Sathe

Mapping Multiple Roads to Increased Engagement
Denise M. Wilson, Diane C. Jones, College of Education

Managing Complex Buildings Using Deep Neural Networks: Control and Predictive Maintenance
Baosen Zhang

US Ignite: Collaborative Research: Focus Area 1: Social Computing Platform for Multi-Modal Transit
Baosen Zhang, Lillian Ratliff

Computing and Networking

CONIX: Computing On Network Infrastructure for Pervasive Perception, Cognition, and Action
Jeffrey A. Bilmes

ASPIRE: GPU Computing Testbed Platform for Research and Education of Advanced Persistent Threats and Learn to Reason in Adversarial Environments
Linda Bushnell, Radha Poovendran, Payman Arabshahi

Haptic Passwords
Howard Jay Chizeck

DeepCode: Inventing Communication Algorithms via Deep Learning
Sreeram Kannan

Cyber Security Machine Learning
Radha Poovendran, Baosen Zhang

MIT LL-FUNLAB Collaboration on Wireless Networking
Sumit Roy

Data Sciences

Large Array Beamforming using Graph Signal Processing
Les Atlas

Music Ancestry for Creative Streaming Song Selection, at Scale
Les Atlas

Control and Learning of Uncertain Dynamical Systems: Optimization, Sampling, and Regret
Maryam Fazel

Electromagnetics and Remote Sensing

Aerial Dragnet: DCLT of Small UAVs using Active and Passive Radar
Les Atlas, James Pitton (APL)

Portable Fringing Electric Field Dielectrometry Instrumentation and Algorithms
Alex Mamishev

Aerial Dragnet: DCLT of Small UAVs using Active and Passive Radar
Matthew Reynolds, James Pitton, APL

Kilometer Tag
Matthew Reynolds

Aerial Dragnet: DCLT of Small UAVs using Active and Passive Radar
John D. Sahr, James Pitton, APL

Integrated Systems, Circuits and VLSI

An Approach Towards Area Efficient Ultra-Broadband Low Power mmWave Beamforming Transceivers
Jacques Christophe Rudell

Mixed-Signal Design Verification Research
C. J. Richard Shi

Photonics and Nano Devices

MRSEC: UW Molecular Engineering Materials Center (EE sub-budget)
Scott T Dunham, Daniel Gamelin, Chemistry

CAREER: A 'holistic' approach toward scalable quantum optical networks in semiconductors
Kai-Mei Fu

CIF: Medium: Collaborative Research: An Information-theoretic approach to nanopore sequencing
Sreeram Kannan, Jens Gundlach, Physics

Mass-Sensing Nanostructure-enhanced Laser Tweezers
Lih Lin

Fast, sub-wavelength spatial light modulators via phase-change metasurfaces
Arka Majumdar

Tunable metasurface for augmented reality
Arka Majumdar, Karl F. Bohringer

Power and Energy Systems

Arlington Microgrid
Daniel Kirschen

EPCN: Quantifying the Resilience of Power Systems to Natural Disasters
Daniel Kirschen, Payman Arabshahi

CPS: Breakthrough: Collaborative Research: The Interweaving of Humans and Physical Systems: A Perspective from Power Systems
Baosen Zhang

Robotics and Controls

Predictive Models for Sensorimotor Control of Legged Locomotion
Samuel Burden

Augmented Co-Robotics for Remediation of Military Munitions Underwater (EE sub-budget)
Howard Jay Chizeck, Andrew Stewart, APL

Algorithms for Data Science: Complexity, Scalability, and Robustness (EE sub-budget)
Maryam Fazel, Sham Kakade, Computer Science

CIF: Medium: Collaborative Research: Estimating simultaneously structured models: from phase retrieval to network coding
Maryam Fazel

Distributed Online Optimization in Dynamic Networks
Maryam Fazel

CAREER: Information-theoretic methods for RNA Analytics
Sreeram Kannan

UW BIOFAB: Synthetic Biology in the Cloud
Eric Klavins, David Baker, Biochemistry

Collaborative Research: Molecular Programming Architectures, Abstractions, Algorithms, and Applications
Eric Klavins, Georg Seelig

NDI Tool for Heat Damage Detection in Composite
Alex Mamishev

GPS Spoofing for Aviation
Radha Poovendran, Linda Bushnell

CRII: CPS: Emerging Markets and Myopic Decision-Making in Multi-Modal Transportation Systems: Modeling and Validation
Lillian Ratliff

High Resolution PET Detectors for Oncology Applications
Jacques Christophe Rudell, Thomas Lewellen, Radiology

Self-patterning DNA materials
Georg Seelig

Synthetic Development Biology: From cells to materials
Georg Seelig, Eric Klavins

Speech, Image, and Video Processing

Encoding genomic architecture in the encyclopedia: linking DNA elements, chromatin state, and gene expression in 3D (EE sub-budget)
Jeffrey A. Bilmes, William Noble, Genome Sciences

Optimization and joint modeling for peptide detection by tandem mass spectrometry (EE sub-budget)
Jeffrey A. Bilmes, William Noble, Genome Sciences

Diagram Interpretation and Reasoning via Spoon Feed Learning (EE sub-budget)
Hannaneh Hajishirzi, Ali Farhadi, Computer Science

II: Medium: Learning Multimodal Knowledge about Entities and Events
Hannaneh Hajishirzi, Ali Farhadi, Computer Science, Yejin Choi, Computer Science

RI: Small: Learning to Read, Ground, and Reason in Multimodal Text
Hannaneh Hajishirzi

Automated Image Processing for Fisheries Applications
Jenq-Neng Hwang

Electronic Monitoring of Fisheries Science
Jenq-Neng Hwang

Three Dimensional Human Pose Estimation from Image Sequences
Jenq-Neng Hwang

LORELEI: Transfer Learning Across Language Similarity Networks
Katrin Kirchhoff, Jeffrey A. Bilmes

RI: Small: Modeling Idiosyncrasies of Speech for Automatic Spoken Language Processing
Mari Ostendorf, Richard Wright, Linguistics

SHF: Small: Molecular Classifier Circuits for Disease Diagnostics
Georg Seelig

Predictive Modeling of Alternative Splicing and Polyadenylation from Millions of Random Sequences
Georg Seelig, Jay Shendure, Genome Sciences

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