Electrical Engineering

2013-14 General Catalog

Baskin School of Engineering
(831) 459-2158

Program Description | Course Descriptions

Faculty and Professional Interests


Benjamin Friedlander
Digital communications, wireless communication system, array processing, adaptive signal processing

Claire Gu
Fiber sensors for bio-applications, optical fiber communications, volume holographic data storage, liquid crystal displays, nonlinear optics, optical information processing

Michael Isaacson
Nano- and microfabrication technology and applications to biomedical and diagnostic devices, nanocharacterization of materials with emphasis on the development of microscopy tools, novel modes of imaging, electron and light optics, renewable energy systems, STEM education

Gretchen Kalonji
Symmetry constraints on the structure and properties of crystalline defects; phase transformations and microstructural evolution; atomistic computer simulation techniques applied to materials; innovations in science and engineering education; new models for multinational collaboration in research and education

Sung-Mo (Steve) Kang
Low-power. High-speed VLSI circuit design and synthesis, RF circuits, biological circuits, mixed technology, mixed signal CAD

Peyman Milanfar
Statistical signal, image, and video processing; computational vision and photography; modeling and inverse problems in imaging; detection and estimation theory

Kenneth Pedrotti
Integrated circuit design for communications, analog electronics, radio frequency integrated circuits, low-phase-noise oscillators, frequency synthesis, VLSI clock distribution, optical communications, high-speed electronics for lightwave systems, devices for all optical networking and imaging

Arthur P. Ramirez (Divisional Dean)
Experimental materials physics encompassing a broad range of systems including semiconductors, superconductors, magnets, thermoelectrics, and dielectrics. Research that connects materials and devices, with a focus on oxides and organics. Many-body physics that arises from geometrical frustration of low energy degrees of freedom. Techniques include ultra-low temperatures and high magnetic fields, thermodynamic and transport measurements, defect spectroscopy, and device characterization.

Hamid Sadjadpour
Wireless communication systems, network information theory and scaling laws, performance analysis of wireless and social networks, routing and MAC protocol design for wireless networks

Holger Schmidt
Optofluidics, atom photonics, hollow-core photonics for biomedicine and quantum optics, nanomagnetism, nanomagneto-optics, single-particle spectroscopy, ultrafast optics

John F. Vesecky
HF radar design and construction and observation of ocean surface winds, waves and currents with applications to coastal and deep water ocean processes; project MEDSAT

Donald Wiberg, Emeritus (UCLA)
Control systems, Kalman filtering, system parameter estimation, adaptive optics for large telescopes, and biomedical system modeling

Associate Professor

Nobuhiko P. Kobayashi
Physics and chemistry of complex functional materials; Group III-V compound semiconductor nanometer-scale structures and devices; mixed oxide nanometer-scale structures and devices; tailored nanomicrometer-scale hybrid semiconductor structures for energy conversion devices and advanced electronics, Science Director of Advanced studies Laboratories, UCSC and NASA Ames Research Center)

Joel Kubby (Department Chair)
Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems (MEMS), adaptive optics (AO), optical-MEMS, bio-MEMS, bio-imaging, AO microscopy, AO astronomy

Adjunct Professor

Farid Dowla
RF communications, radar, and signal and image processing

Heinz Erzberger
Air traffic control

Ali Shakouri (Visiting Professor)
Quantum electronics; nano- and microscale heat and current transport in semiconductor devices; thermoelectric/thermionic energy conversion; renewable energy sources; thermal imaging; micro-refrigerators on a chip; and optoelectronic integrated circuits

Kazuaki Yazawa
System optimization of thermoelectric power generation

Associate Adjunct Professor

Natalio Mingo
Thermal and electronic transport, nanomaterials, nanotechnology, surface science, computational physics

Toshishige Yamada
Modeling of micro/nanoscale electronic materials and devices emphasizing energy-band and equivalent-circuit methods; comparison of modeling and experiments: InP, InSb, ZnO, In203, and GaAs semiconducting nanowires; carbon nanotubes/nanofibers devices; Si atomic chain devices; metallic nanoislands; strained Si/Ge channels; GaAs lateral surface superlattice; Josephson devices, etc.

Assistant Adjunct Professor

Zhixi Bian
Semiconductor materials and devices for optoelectronics and thermoelectrics, thermal management of microelectronics, renewable energy

Kenneth Laws
HF radar sensing of ocean surface currents, HF radar detection of ships, other applications of radar remote sensing, development of autonomous ocean surface vehicles for coastal marine sensing, and development of renewable energy sources

Michael Oye
Nanotechnology-based materials and devices for applications involving solar, piezoelectric, graphene, lighting, and chemical sensors

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Sue Carter (Physics)
Experimental condensed matter physics, polymer physics, molecular electronics, phase transitions, electronic and optical properties of materials

David W. Deamer (joint with Chemistry and Biochemistry and Biomolecular Engineering, UC Davis Emeritus)
Membrane biophysics, nanopore analysis, DNA sequencing, biomolecular self-assembly

William Dunbar (Computer Engineering)
Theory and application of feedback control, single-molecule biophysics, nanopore sensors, dynamics and control of biomolecules

Gabriel Elkaim, Emeritus

J.J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves
Chair of Computer Engineering
Baskin Professor of Computer Engineering and Director of Networking Sciences Institute
Computer communication, wireless networks, Internet, network science

Matthew R. Guthaus (Computer Engineering)
VLSI, CAD, design for reliability and variability, resonant clocking, sub-threshold circuits

Ronnie D. Lipschutz (Politics)
International relations; global political economy; globalization; foreign policy; resource/environmental politics; global political networks; global civil society and social movements; popular culture and politics; technology and society; risk society

Darrell D. E. Long (Computer Science)
Storage systems, distributed computing systems, operating systems, mobile computing, performance evaluation, fault tolerance, computer security, multimedia, and video-on-demand systems

Roberto Manduchi (Computer Engineering)
Computer vision and sensor processing, with application to assistive technology for the visually impaired

Patrick E. Mantey (Computer Engineering)
(Baskin Professor of Computer Engineering)
CITRIS Campus Director
Multimedia systems, digital signal processing, sensor systems and networks, real-time monitoring and control, image systems, image processing, visualization, geographic information systems, decision support systems

Claire Max (Astronomy and Astrophysics and UCO/Lick Observatory)
Adaptive optics, planetary science

Jose Renau (Computer Engineering)
Computer architecture, including design effort metrics and models, infrared thermal measurements, thermal modeling, process variability, energy efficient data-centers, thread level speculation, and FPGA/ASIC design

B. Shastry (Physics)
Condensed matter physics, strongly correlated matter, Mott-Hubbard physics, high Tc superconductivity, quantum magnetism, exactly integrable systems, exactly solvable models of many-body systems and in statistical mechanics, quantum chaos, geometric frustration

William T. Sullivan (Biology)
Genetics, cell biology, development of the Drosophila embryo

Jin Z. Zhang (Chemistry)
Design, synthesis, characterization, and application of nanomaterials, including semiconductor and metal nanoparticles; femtosecond laser spectroscopy; ultrafast dynamics on surfaces and at interfaces; cancer biomarker detection; surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy

Revised: 09/01/13