These six research interest groups were, until recently, how we defined our divisions of academic research within the EECS department. In early 2014 we consolidated our Academic Divisions into three  -- EE, CE, and CS -- to align with our graduate and undergraduate academic programs.

Faculty with an interest in cognitive systems conduct research focused on understanding how the mind works (with a computational focus) and on creating systems for education, performance support, and entertainment that exploit principles of cognitive science and artificial intelligence. CogSys faculty

Graphics and interactive media is a field of interest that attracts faculty whose research goal is the interaction of data, information, and images as gathered, processed, and presented by a computational system with humans. GIM faculty

The research field of computer engineering & systems is comprised of two Academic Division wings: Computer Engineering - CE and Computer Science - CS.    Research is conducted in architecture, operating systems, distributed and parallel systems, compilers, the interface with software systems, robotics, databases, VLSI, networking (including security), and performance analysis. CES faculty

The research of those faculty interested in computing, algorithms & applications focuses on algorithms, theory, applications, and software and hardware implementations.  Current research areas include bioinformatics, computational economics and finance, continuous and discrete optimization, database algorithms, formal methods, networking algorithms, security algorithms, self-assembly, and VLSI CAD algorithms. CAA faculty

The signals & systems field of interest broadly covers signals including images and other forms of information and their acquisition, representation, processing, analysis and interpretation, coding, transmission through networks, wireless and other channels, and the control of linear and non-linear dynamic systems.  SigSys faculty

Faculty interested in solid state & photonics share the main research interests of design, analysis, and proof-of-concept development of solid-state and photonic devices and systems.  SSP faculty