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Areas of Research

The University of Tennessee’s flagship campus in Knoxville boasts a vigorous research agenda engaging scholars and students with expertise in issues vital to local and global interests. UT Knoxville is the hub of a vibrant research community that includes Oak Ridge National Laboratory and other University of Tennessee System campuses and institutes. EECS engineers and scientists are actively engaged in the following areas of research:

Strength Area Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty
Data analytics, intelligent systems, and machine learning Henley, Huang, Langston, MacLennan, Mockus, Parker, Ruoti, Sadovnik
High performance computing Beck, Berry, Dongarra, EmrichGregor, Huang, Langston, Peterson, Taufer, Vander Zanden
Microelectronics and microwaves Blalock, Fathy, Gu, McFarlane, Wu
Power systems and power electronics Bai, Costinett, F. Li, Liu, Pulgar, K. Sun, Tolbert, Tomsovic, F. Wang
Sensors, networked and embedded systems and cybersecurity Cao, Dean, Jantz, Plank, Rose, RuotiSchuchardJ. Sun
Signal and image processing, communication, and control Abidi, Djouadi, H. Li, PadakandlaQi, Wilson

Data Analytics, Intelligent Systems, and Machine Learning

Artificial Intelligence, Distributed Intelligence, Data Mining, Deep Machine Learning, Emergent Computation, Genetic Algorithms, Neural Networks and Connectionism, Pattern Recognition, Robotics, Visual Analytics

Affiliated Labs, Centers, Institutes

Emergent Computation Project; Imaging, Robotics, and Intelligent Systems (IRIS); Laboratory for Information Technologies; Machine Intelligence Lab & Networking Research Group

Affiliated Faculty

Tenured/Tenure-Track: Austin Henley, Jian Huang, Michael Langston, Bruce MacLennan, Audris Mockus, Lynne Parker, Scott Ruoti, Amir Sadovnik
Adjunct, Research, and ORNL Joint Faculty: David Icove

High Performance Computing

Distributed Computing, Mathematical Software and Software Repositories, Numerical Linear Algebra, Parallel Processing, Software Tools

Affiliated Labs, Centers, Institutes

Innovative Computing Laboratory (ICL), Joint Institute for Computational Sciences (JICS)

Affiliated Faculty

Tenured/Tenure-Track: Micah Beck, Michael Berry, Jack Dongarra, Scott Emrich, Jens Gregor, Jian Huang, Michael Langston, Greg Peterson, Michela Taufer, Brad Vander Zanden
Adjunct, Research, and ORNL Joint Faculty: Scott Klasky

Microelectronics and Microwaves

Analog Circuits, Antennas and Microwave, Bio-Electronics, Embedded Systems, Integrated Circuits, MEMS, Microelectronics, Mixed-signal VLSI, Nano-Electronics, Sensors

Affiliated Labs, Centers, Institutes

Analog VLSI and Devices Laboratory, Antennas and Microwave Systems, Integrated Circuits and Systems Laboratory (ICAS)

Affiliated Faculty

Tenured/Tenure-Track: Benjamin Blalock, Aly Fathy, Gong Gu, Nicole McFarlane, Jayne Wu
Adjunct, Research, and ORNL Joint Faculty: Charles Britton, Ethan Farquhar

Power Systems and Power Electronics

Distributed Energy Conversion and Control, Electric Machines, Electric Vehicles (EVs), Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs), Packaging and High Temperature Power Electronics, Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs), Power Quality and Active Power Filters, Power Systems Engineering and Economics, Motor Drives, Smart Grid Technologies

Affiliated Labs, Centers, Institutes

Center for Ultra-wide-area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Networks; Center for Power Systems, Power Electronics, and Energy (Power Engineering Laboratory); Power Information Technology Laboratory

Affiliated Faculty

Tenured/Tenure-Track: Hua “Kevin” Bai, Daniel Costinett, Fangxing “Fran” Li, Yilu Liu, Hector Pulgar, Kai Sun, Leon Tolbert, Kevin Tomsovic, Fei “Fred” Wang
Adjunct, Research, and ORNL Joint Faculty: James Nutaro, Burak Ozpineci

Sensors, Networked and Embedded Systems and Cybersecurity

Cyber Security, Network Privacy and Security, Power Control in Wireless Networks, Real-Time Embedded Systems, Sensor Networks, Wireless Networks

Affiliated Labs, Centers, Institutes

Advanced Imaging and Collaborative Information Processing (AICIP), Distributed Intelligence Laboratory, Power-Aware Computer Systems Laboratory (PACS), Software Quality Research Lab (SQRL)

Affiliated Faculty

Tenured/Tenure-Track: Qing “Charles” Cao, Mark Dean, Michael Jantz, James Plank, Garrett Rose, Scot Ruoti, Max Schuchard, Jinyuan “Stella” Sun
Adjunct, Research, and ORNL Joint Faculty: Stacy Prowell

Signal and Image Processing, Communication, and Control

Automatic Control, Communications, Control Systems, Information Theory, Statistical Signal Processing, Stochastic Resonance

Affiliated Labs, Centers, Institutes

Imaging, Robotics, and Intelligent Systems Laboratory; Advanced Imaging and Collaborative Information Processing Laboratory

Affiliated Faculty

Tenured/Tenure-Track: Mongi Abidi, Seddik Djouadi, Husheng Li, Arun Padakandla, Hairong Qi, Dan Wilson

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