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Affiliated Labs, Centers, and Institutes

Advanced Imaging and Collaborative Information Processing

AICIP‘s research interests include collaborative signal and information processing in sensor networks, automatic target recognition (acoustic and seismic signals, video, hyperspectral imaging), distributed data mining, image processing (image restoration, image correction, optimization problem, medical imaging), and content-based image retrieval.

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Analog VLSI and Devices Laboratory

The research at the Analog & Mixed Signal VLSI and Devices Laboratory focuses on analog & mixed signal circuit designs in bulk CMOS and SOI technologies, semiconductor devices for high frequency and high power applications and bio-microelectronics. In addition, the lab collaborates with Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the areas of monolithic sensors and nano-technology.

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Antennas and Microwave Systems

The Antennas and Microwave Systems group’s research interests encompass UWB systems for various applications including See-Thru-Walls and precise In-Door Localization; Reconfigurable Antennas, particularly their development, RF front ends for wireless applications; advancing state-of-the-art steerable DBS antennas for mobile platforms, and phased arrays as well as enhancing efficient power-combining techniques. The group’s research capabilities include electromagnetic analysis, antenna modeling, and full experimental validation at both frequency and time domains. Furthermore, the group’s activities include components development, sub-systems designs and integration, and product development.

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Center for Ultra-wide-area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Networks

CURENT is an Engineering Research Center (ERC) jointly supported by the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy. Led by UT, CURENT enjoys broad industry support from more than forty companies, including electric power utilities, manufacturers, consulting firms, and national laboratories including Oak Ridge National Laboratory. CURENT seeks fundamental breakthroughs needed to achieve a resilient power transmission network on a continental scale. A broad interdisciplinary program will benefit graduate, undergraduate, and pre-college students with the goal to develop a new generation of energy leaders with diverse backgrounds and a global perspective.

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Distributed Intelligence Laboratory

DILab was founded in August of 2002 by Professor Lynne Parker and is engaged in research in cooperative robotics and distributed artificial intelligence. Research is focused on the computational issues of distributed intelligent systems, particularly embodied intelligent systems that have a physical instantiation in the world such as multi-robot teams, sensor networks, or software agents. The group characterizes distributed intelligent systems as multiple entities that integrate perception, reasoning, and action to perform cooperative tasks under circumstances that are insufficiently known in advance, and dynamically changing during task execution.

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Emergent Computation Project

ECP investigates the processes by which large numbers of simple agents or computational units can self-organize to process information, to control complex systems, and to assemble complicated hierarchical structures. In addition, ECP applies emergent computation to the development of post-Moore’s Law computing technologies, to neuromorphic computing, and to nanotechnology.

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Imaging, Robotics, and Intelligent Systems

Since 1970, IRIS has been conducting research in the field of image processing. The laboratory’s emphasis is currently on building 3D imaging systems.

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Innovative Computing Laboratory

ICL is a world leader in enabling technologies and software for scientific computing. Our vision is to provide high-performance tools to tackle science’s most challenging problems and to play a major role in the development of standards for scientific computing in general. Successful research efforts have provided the foundation for addressing the challenges of the future. Recognizing that enabling technologies serve as catalysts for computational innovation, ICL continues to adapt to the ever increasing computational demands of the scientific community through our vision of what the next generation of enabling technologies can accomplish. Current projects are broken down into four main focus areas: numerical libraries, high performance distributed computing, performance evaluation and benchmarking, and asset management.

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Integrated Circuits and Systems Laboratory

ICSL’s research focus includes Silicon-On-Insulator (SOI) CMOS mixed-signal systems, CMOS low-voltage analog IC design, development of novel devices for SOI technology (such as the G4-FET or MOS-JFET), and CMOS analog design techniques for extreme environment applications. Partnered with the Analog VLSI and Devices Laboratory, the ICASL team collaborates with Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Center for Environmental Biotechnology, particularly in the areas of nanotechnology, biomicroelectronics, and smart sensors.

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Joint Institute for Computational Sciences

UT and ORNL co-established JICS to advance scientific discovery and state-of-the-art engineering in order to further knowledge of computational modeling and simulation by 1) taking full advantage of the terascale (and beyond) computers in the National Center for Computational Sciences housed at ORNL, and 2) educating a new generation of scientists and engineers well-versed in the application of computational modeling and simulation for solving for the most challenging scientific and engineering problems.

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Logistical Computing and Internetworking Laboratory

LoCI is devoted to information logistics in distributed computer systems and networks. Information logistics is the study of the flexible coscheduling of the fundamental physical resources that underpin computer systems: storage, computation, and data transmission.

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National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS)

NIMBioS is a collaboration between the National Science Foundation, the US Department of Homeland Security and the US Department of Agriculture. The ongoing challenges of maintaining a safe food supply, avoiding economic disruptions caused by emerging infectious diseases, and evaluating methods to better manage the inevitable disease outbreaks that develop due to globalization, may best be investigated by integrating modeling and mathematics with the biological studies which are critical to the formulation of public policy to address these challenges. NIMBioS focuses the talents of researchers from around the world to collaborate across disciplinary boundaries and take an integrative approach to investigate these challenges to linked natural and human social systems.

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Neuromorphic Computing at Tennessee

We are a group of faculty, post-docs, graduate students and undergraduates researching a new paradigm of computing inspired by the human brain. Our research encompasses nearly every facet of the area, including current and emergent hardware implementations, theoretical models, programming techniques, and applications.

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Power Engineering Laboratory

The Power Engineering Laboratory is known for its high quality research contributions in converters, control of drives, microprocessor control, and artificial intelligence-based control (expert systems, fuzzy logic, and neural networks) of power electronic systems.

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Power Information Technology Laboratory

The Power IT Laboratory prepares graduate and undergraduate students for leadership roles in information technology applications in the power engineering industry. Our program trains our graduates to excel in their technical fields as well as the ability to develop and implement effective computer and network strategies to face new challenges in the deregulated power industry.

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Secure and Efficient NanoElectronic Computer Architectures

We are a research group consisting of EECS faculty, graduate, and undergraduate researchers. Led by Garrett S. Rose, our research is focused on memristive neuromorphic computing, emerging nanotechnology-based hardware security and nanoelectric memory, and logic design.

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See Laboratory

Seelab is devoted to innovative research in visualization and computer graphics with direct impact on today’s cutting edge medical and scientific research.

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VolSec

VolSec investigates the internet on a global scale, examining the infrastructure that allows us all to communicate and developing techniques to stop the next generation of adversaries. Network and Distributed Systems security, Anonymous Systems security and privacy, Cryptocurrencies and more…

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