Electrical Engineering

2017-18 General Catalog

Baskin School of Engineering
(831) 459-2158

Program Statement | Course Descriptions

Faculty and Professional Interests


Keith Corzine
Electric machinery, power conversion, and power systems

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

Claire Gu, Emeritus

Michael Isaacson

Sung-Mo (Steve) Kang
Low-power, high-speed VLSI circuit design and synthesis, RF circuits, biological circuits, mixed technology, mixed signal CAD, memristors and neuromorphic computing, in-memory computing

Nobuhiko P. Kobayashi
Physics and chemistry of complex functional materials; group III-V compound semiconductors; mixed oxides; energy conversion devices;  quantum electronics; metal-organic chemical vapor deposition, atomic layer deposition; multi-physics modeling of materials

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

Leila Parsa
Renewable energy systems, energy harvesting, digital control of power electronics converters, electromechanical energy converters, adjustable speed drives, electric and hybrid electric vehicles, fault tolerant electromechanical energy converters and power electronics systems

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

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, network security

Holger Schmidt
Narinder Singh Kapany Endowed Chair in Optoelectronics
Optofluidics, biosensors, hollow-core photonics for biomedicine and quantum optics, integrated nanopore devices, atom photonics, nanomagnetism, spintronics, single-particle spectroscopy, ultrafast optics

John F. Vesecky, Emeritus

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

Associate Professor

Marco Rolandi
Bioelectronic and bioprotonic devices and translational applications; technological integration of biological and bioinspired materials; visual communication in science and engineering

Assistant Professor

Ali A. Yanik
Nano-plasmonics and metamaterials. Lab-on-chip systems: optofluidic BioNEMS, nano-fluidics and label-free biosensors. Nano-spectroscopy: plasmonic nano-antennas and single molecule vibrational dynamics. Rare cell isolation and single cell analysis: circulating tumor cells, plasmonic nano-tweezers and phononic crystals for flow cytometry. Nano-fabrication, soft lithography and biopatterning. Nano-electronics, spintronics, and thermoelectricity

Teaching Professor

Stephen C. Petersen
Embedded controller systems, RF wireless systems, modulation and spectrum reuse, digital signal processing, circuit theory

Adjunct Professor

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

Toshishige Yamada
Physics of advanced electronic materials and devices including nanowires and nanocarbons for electronic, optoelectronic, and energy applications; materials theory and device modeling based on energy bands, equivalent circuits, analytical methods, Monte Carlo, and tight-binding; comparison to experiments

Assistant Adjunct Professor

Michael Oye
Nanotechnology-based materials and devices for solar, piezoelectric, energy storage, 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 (Biomolecular Engineering, UC Davis Emeritus)
Membrane biophysics, nanopore analysis, DNA sequencing, biomolecular self-assembly

Gabriel Elkaim (Computer Engineering)
Embedded systems, robust software architectures for real-time reactive systems, sensor fusion, guidance, navigation, and control (GNC) system identification, robust and advanced control schemes, feedback and control systems, robotics, unmanned autonomous vehicles (UAVs), cooperative control

J.J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves (Computer Engineering; Technology Management)
Principles of computer communication, Internet, mobile and pervasive computing, wireless networks, information centric networks, network science

Matthew R. Guthaus (Computer Engineering)
Health sensor systems, digital health, mobile health applications, integrated circuits and chip design (VLSI), electronic computer-aided design (ECAD), low-power circuits, mobile and pervasive computing

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 Engineering)
Data storage systems, distributed computing, operating systems, performance evaluation, reliability, cyber security, data science, multimedia

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

Patrick E. Mantey (Computer Engineering; Technology Management)
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 observations of nearby merging galaxies, new adaptive optics technologies

Jose Renau (Computer Engineering)
Health sensor systems, digital health, mobile health applications, integrated circuits and chip design (VLSI), electronic computer-aided design (ECAD), low-power circuits, mobile and pervasive computing

B. Sriram 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: 09/01/17