Computer Engineering

2018-19 General Catalog

Baskin School of Engineering

Program Statement | Course Descriptions

Faculty and Professional Interests


Alexandre Brandwajn, Emeritus

Gabriel Elkaim
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 control systems; robotics; unmanned autonomous vehicles (UAVs); and cooperative control

F. Joel Ferguson, Emeritus

J. J. García-Luna-Aceves (joint with Technology Management)
Distinguished Professor
Jack Baskin Chair of Computer Engineering
Principles of computer communication, Internet, mobile and pervasive computing, wireless networks, information-centric networks, network science

Matthew R. Guthaus
Integrated circuits and chip design (VLSI), electronic computer-aided design (ECAD), low-power circuits, memory circuits, synchronous systems, low-power circuits, variability and reliability of electronics

Richard Hughey (joint with Biomolecular Engineering)
Bioinformatics, hidden Markov models, computer architecture, parallel computation

Tracy Larrabee
Test-pattern simulation and generation, fault modeling, fault diagnosis, design verification, technical writing, logic simulation

Darrell D. E. Long
Distinguished Professor

Kumar Malavalli Endowed Chair
Data storage systems, distributed computing, operating systems, high performance computing, performance evaluation, reliability, computer and network security, multimedia

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

Patrick E. Mantey (joint with Technology Management)
Jack Baskin Chair of Computer Engineering
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

Ethan L. Miller
Veritas Presidential Chair
Archival storage; non-volatile memory and next-generation storage; storage security and reliability; file system metadata and search, computer security; scalable and distributed systems

Dejan Milutinović
Stochastic and nonlinear control, optimization, stochastic processes and estimation, hybrid and discrete event systems, signal processing and real-time computer control with applications to robotics, air-traffic and multi-agent systems

Katia Obraczka
Computer networks, distributed systems, operating systems, Internet information systems, mobile computing, wireless networks, mobile and pervasive computing

Jose Renau
Computer architecture, including design effort metrics and models, infrared thermal measurements and modeling, simulation, FPGA/ASIC design, mobile and pervasive computing

Ricardo Sanfelice
Modeling, stability, robust control, observer design, and simulation of nonlinear and hybrid systems with applications to power systems, robotics, aerospace, and biology

Martine D. F. Schlag
VLSI design tools and algorithms, VLSI theory, field-programmable gate arrays, FPGA-based computing engines

Anujan Varma
Computer networking, computer architecture, optical networks

Alexander Wolf
Engineering of large and/or complex software systems, experimental computer science, distributed systems and networks, software engineering, self-managed systems

Associate Professor

Pak K. Chan, Emeritus

Mircea Teodorescu
Dynamics, vibrations, contact mechanics, biomechanics

Assistant Professor

Scott Beamer
Computer architecture, systems, graph algorithms, and interconnects

Heiner Litz
Computer architecture, operating systems, storage systems, machine learning, hardware design

Chen Qian
Computer networks, Internet of things, security and privacy, mobile and pervasive computing, distributed systems, cloud computing

Michael Wehner
Robotics, human-machine interaction, soft systems, wearables, rehabilitation

Adjunct Professor

Renwick Curry
Control and optimization with special attention to aviation; air-traffic control; and collision-avoidance system design and analysis

Associate Adjunct Professor

Bradley Smith
Computer communications, distributed systems, policy-based routing, routing protocols, path algebras, in-network caching and Information Centric Networking (ICN), security and trust in distributed systems, virtual network labs for network instruction

Cedric Westphal 
Internet architecture, information-centric network, content and video distribution, wireless networks, analytical modeling, mobile and pervasive computing

Continuing Lecturer

Gerald Moulds
Technical writing, professional communications

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Luca De Alfaro (Computer Science)
Reputation systems, crowdsourcing, game theory, formal methods

Benjamin Friedlander (Electrical Engineering)
Digital communications, wireless communication system, array processing, adaptive signal processing

Qi Gong (Applied Mathematics and Statistics)
Computational methods for real-time control systems, trajectory optimization and motion planning, nonlinear filtering and observer design, robust and adaptive control of nonlinear systems, industry applications of control theory

Claire Gu, Emerita (Electrical Engineering)

Abhishek Halder (Applied Mathematics and Statistics)
Systems, control, and optimization; dynamics and control of stochastic systems; uncertainty propagation and nonlinear estimation; Monge-Kantorovich optimal transport; randomized algorithms, density control; density control for aerial robotics and smart grid; cyberphysical systems; model validation, controller robustness verification; model reduction; data-driven modeling for control and machine learning

Kevin Karplus (Biomolecular Engineering)
Genome assembly from next-generation sequence data. (Formerly protein structure prediction), signal processing and statistics for nanopore signals

Suresh K. Lodha (Computer Science)
Data analytics and visualization, vision, innovation, technology for social good

Dominic W. Massaro, Emeritus (Psychology)

Charles E. McDowell (Computer Science)
Programming languages, parallel computing, and computer science education

John Musacchio (Technology Management)
Control, analysis, and pricing of communications networks; applications of game theory in networking; wireless ad-hoc networks; and management of technology

Alex T. Pang (Computer Science)
Uncertainty visualization, tensor visualization, scientific visualization, comparative visualization, collaboration software, virtual reality interfaces

Ira Pohl, Emeritus (Computer Science)

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

Patrick Tantalo (Computer Science)
Graph theory, combinatorics, optimization, algorithms

Linda Werner (Computer Science)
Software engineering, computer-science education, testing, increasing diversity in computer science

Jim Whitehead (Computational Media)
Software engineering, software evolution, software bug prediction, level design in computer games, procedural content generation

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

Yi Zhang (Technology Management)
Large-scale information retrieval, recommendation systems, internet advertising, data mining, language processing, and applied machine learinng

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Revised: 07/15/18