Research activities in the department are classified into research areas. There are eight research focus areas.
A defining characteristic of our department is the high level of cross-discipline collaboration seen among the various groups of researchers. For example, there is a strong program bringing together experts in the areas of computer hardware design and signal processing to build the next generation of real time embedded processing systems. We have an extensive program in the area of subsurface sensing and imaging for problems ranging from environmental monitoring to undersea exploration and medical imaging and cellular imaging and diagnosis. This effort involves researchers whose strengths lie in sensor design, computational modeling, signal and image processing, software engineering and database design and management.