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Research/Lab Resources


Research Systems

The EECS department operates several research systems for varying purposes. Logins are not generally public, but can be granted upon request, potentially with other requirements.

Lab Systems

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) operates computer and engineering facilities in the Min H. Kao Building that are available to EECS students, faculty, and staff for instructional and research purposes. Access is restricted to users with EECS accounts.

By using the computing facilities maintained by EECS, you are indicating awareness of and agreeing to comply with the University of Tennessee Acceptable Use Policy and other relevant university computing policies.

Open access labs are available to all EECS students when not scheduled for a class. Class-restricted labs are only available during class periods with TA supervision.

It is strongly recommended that you review these policies.

System Description
Ada Linux Engineering Applications
Ohm Dr. Fathy’s Research (Windows)
RD Windows Engineering Applications (Academic)
Open Access Labs Location
Daw and Jing Lu Family Student Organization Suite (Windows) Min Kao 217
Programming Clinic (Windows) Min Kao 416
Tesla (Linux) Min Kao 418
Hydra (Linux) Min Kao 421
VNC (Linux) Virtual Lab
Class-restricted Labs Location
Digital Systems I Min Kao 224
Digital Systems II Min Kao 225
Communications Min Kao 226
Power Min Kao 227
Arc/VLSI (Linux) Min Kao 228
Controls Min Kao 229
Electromagnetics Min Kao 329
Antenna Min Kao 330
Electronics Min Kao 331
Circuits Min Kao 332
Circuits Min Kao 333
Min Kao 228

Lab Hours

The Tesla, Hydra, and Programming Clinic computer labs are open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:30pm unless scheduled for a class. Please see the schedule below.

The Student Commons lab is open 24/7. Please see below for after-hours access to the Min Kao Building.


Legend:  Tesla Tesla (Min Kao 418) Hydra Hydra (Min Kao 421)


After-hours Access for the Min H. Kao Building

Individuals that have been issued keys and/or magnetic cards to gain access to the labs may do so after-hours (i.e., when the labs are closed).

If you enter the labs after-hours, you are responsible for the security of the computer equipment. To assist in this effort, please comply with the following rules:

  • Abide by any IT Staff requests to transition the open labs to closed labs.
  • Do not allow other individuals, including authorized users, into the labs. Authorized users must use their own access methods to enter the labs.
  • Do not loan your key or magnetic card to others, including authorized users.
  • Do not prop open the doors.
  • If you are the last person to leave a lab, make sure the doors are securely closed and locked.

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