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Research Areas

Research Areas

UT boasts a vigorous research agenda engaging scholars and students with expertise in issues vital to local and global interests. East Tennessee is the hub of a vibrant research community that includes Oak Ridge National Laboratory, industry partners, and other academic partners and UT campuses.

CURENT, Center for Ultra-Wide-Area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Networks, is a National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center that is jointly supported by the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy. A collaboration between academia, industry, and national laboratories, CURENT is led by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

The Tickle College of Engineering is home to the Engineering Research Office, which provides faculty with concierge-level proposal development and support services to facilitate faculty success with their research submissions.


Research Concentrations

Browse the following research areas to discover more about the research and specific faculty members at EECS.


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

Faculty: Henley, Huang, Langston, MacLennan, Mockus, Parker, Ruoti, Sadovnik

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High Performance Computing

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

Faculty: Beck, Berry, Dongarra, Emrich, Gregor, Huang, Langston, Peterson, Taufer

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Microelectronics and Microwaves

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

Faculty: BlalockFathyGuMcFarlaneWu

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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

Faculty: BaiCostinettF. LiLiuPulgarK. SunTolbertTomsovicF. Wang

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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

Faculty: CaoJantzPlankRoseRuotiSchuchardJ. Sun

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Signal and Image Processing, Communication, and Control

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

Faculty: AbidiDjouadiH. LiPadakandlaQiWilson

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