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Welcome to the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

The Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) offers a world-class education and conducts innovative research at the forefront of evolving technologies like computer hardware and software development, electronic and photonic devices, as well as sensing, processing and communication of various forms of information. With a renowned faculty, interdisciplinary research focus, cutting-edge facilities, and diverse student body, ECE is at the forefront of the technological breakthroughs that are shaping the future. Research activities in ECE are broadly classified into three primary areas: Computer Engineering, Electro-Physics, and Information and Data Sciences. The boundaries between these groups are not sharp, and interaction and cross-fertilization is common. In addition to rigorous class work, ECE degree programs encourage students to pursue hands-on research under the guidance of our accomplished faculty and in cooperation with university-wide centers and cross-disciplinary collaborations. This combination of practical and theoretical education ensures a breadth of experience in innovative problem solving and exploration that will prepare graduates for wide-range of interdisciplinary engineering careers.

ECE Contacts

Boston University Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
W. Clem Karl, PhD, Chair
8 St. Mary's St., Room 324
Phone: (617) 353-2811
Fax: (617) 353-7337

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  • Experimental robustness of Fourier ptychography phase retrieval algorithms 

    Yeh, Li-Hao; Dong, Jonathan; Zhong, Jingshan; Tian, Lei; Chen, Michael; Tang, Gongguo; Soltanolkotabi, Mahdi; Waller, Laura (OSA, 2015-12)
    Fourier ptychography is a new computational microscopy technique that provides gigapixel-scale intensity and phase images with both wide field-of-view and high resolution. By capturing a stack of low-resolution images under ...
  • Computational illumination for high-speed in vitro Fourier ptychographic microscopy 

    Tian, Lei; Liu, Ziji; Yeh, Li-Hao; Chen, Michael; Zhong, Jingshan; Waller, Laura (2015-10-20)
    We demonstrate a new computational illumination technique that achieves large space-bandwidth-time product, for quantitative phase imaging of unstained live samples in vitro. Microscope lenses can have either large field ...
  • Experimental compressive phase space tomography 

    Tian, Lei; Lee, Justin; Oh, Se Baek; Barbastathis, George (2012-04-09)
    Phase space tomography estimates correlation functions entirely from snapshots in the evolution of the wave function along a time or space variable. In contrast, traditional interferometric methods require measurement of ...
  • Compressive x-ray phase tomography based on the transport of intensity equation 

    Tian, Lei; Petruccelli, Jonathan C; Miao, Qin; Kudrolli, Haris; Nagarkar, Vivek; Barbastathis, George (2013-09-01)
    We develop and implement a compressive reconstruction method for tomographic recovery of refractive index distribution for weakly attenuating objects in a microfocus x-ray system. This is achieved through the development ...
  • Energy-efficient and high-performance lock speculation hardware for embedded multicore systems 

    Papagiannopoulou, Dimitra; Capodanno, Giuseppe; Moreshet, Tali; Herlihy, Maurice; Bahar, R Iris (ASSOC COMPUTING MACHINERY, 2015-05-01)
    Embedded systems are becoming increasingly common in everyday life and like their general-purpose counterparts, they have shifted towards shared memory multicore architectures. However, they are much more resource constrained, ...
  • Structured illumination microscopy with unknown patterns and a statistical prior 

    Yeh, Li-Hao; Tian, Lei; Waller, Laura (2017-02-01)
    Structured illumination microscopy (SIM) improves resolution by down-modulating high-frequency information of an object to fit within the passband of the optical system. Generally, the reconstruction process requires prior ...
  • Compressive holographic video 

    Wang, Zihao; He, Kuan; Tian, Lei; Cossairt, Oliver; Katsaggelos, Aggelos K.; Chen, Huaijin; Spinoulas, Leonidas (2017-01-09)
    Compressed sensing has been discussed separately in spatial and temporal domains. Compressive holography has been introduced as a method that allows 3D tomographic reconstruction at different depths from a single 2D image. ...
  • 3D differential phase contrast microscopy 

    Chen, Michael; Tian, Lei; Waller, Laura (Optical Society of America, 2016-10-01)
    We demonstrate 3D phase and absorption recovery from partially coherent intensity images captured with a programmable LED array source. Images are captured through-focus with four different illumination patterns. Using ...
  • Reconstruction of Fine Scale Auroral Dynamics 

    Hirsch, Michael; Semeter, Joshua; Zettergren, Matthew; Dahlgren, Hanna; Goenka, Chhavi; Akbari, Hassanali (IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 2015-11-24)
    We present a feasibility study for a high frame rate, short baseline auroral tomographic imaging system useful for estimating parametric variations in the precipitating electron number flux spectrum of dynamic auroral ...
  • A rehabilitation tool for functional balance using altered gravity and virtual reality 

    Oddsson, Lars I. E.; Karlsson, Robin; Konrad, Janusz; Ince, Serdar; Williams, Steve R.; Zemkova, Erika (BioMed Central, 2007-7-10)
    BACKGROUND There is a need for effective and early functional rehabilitation of patients with gait and balance problems including those with spinal cord injury, neurological diseases and recovering from hip fractures, a ...
  • Protein Docking by the Underestimation of Free Energy Funnels in the Space of Encounter Complexes 

    Shen, Yang; Paschalidis, Ioannis Ch.; Vakili, Pirooz; Vajda, Sandor (Public Library of Science, 2008-10-10)
    Similarly to protein folding, the association of two proteins is driven by a free energy funnel, determined by favorable interactions in some neighborhood of the native state. We describe a docking method based on stochastic ...
  • Head & Neck Optical Diagnostics: Vision of the Future of Surgery 

    Upile, Tahwinder; Jerjes, Waseem; Sterenborg, Henricus J. C. M.; El-Naggar, Adel K.; Sandison, Ann; Witjes, Max J. H.; Biel, Merrill A.; Bigio, Irving; Wong, Brian J. F.; Gillenwater, Ann; MacRobert, Alexander J.; Robinson, Dominic J.; Betz, Christian S.; Stepp, Herbert; Bolotine, Lina; McKenzie, Gordon; Mosse, Charles Alexander; Barr, Hugh; Chen, Zhongping; Berg, Kristian; D'Cruz, Anil K.; Stone, Nicholas; Kendall, Catherine; Fisher, Sheila; Leunig, Andreas; Olivo, Malini; Richards-Kortum, Rebecca; Soo, Khee Chee; Bagnato, Vanderlei; Choo-Smith, Lin-Ping; Svanberg, Katarina; Tan, I. Bing; Wilson, Brian C.; Wolfsen, Herbert; Yodh, Arjun G.; Hopper, Colin (BioMed Central, 2009-07-13)
    Review paper and Proceedings of the Inaugural Meeting of the Head and Neck Optical Diagnostics Society (HNODS) on March 14th 2009 at University College London. The aim of our research must be to provide breakthrough ...
  • Symmetry-breaking and chaos in electron transport in semiconductor superlattices 

    Alekseev, Kirill N.; Cannon, Ethan H.; McKinney, Jonathan C.; Kusmartsev, Feodor V.; Campbell, David K. (2001-04-09)
    We study the motion of electrons in a single miniband of a semiconductor superlattice driven by THz electric field polarized along the growth direction. We work in the semiclassical balance-equation model, ...
  • Piecewise Linear Models for the Quasiperiodic Transition to Chaos 

    Campbell, David K.; Galeeva, Roza; Tresser, Charles; Uherka, David J. (1995-02-24)
    We formulate and study analytically and computationally two families of piecewise linear degree one circle maps. These families offer the rare advantage of being non-trivial but essentially solvable models ...
  • Quantum Monte Carlo in the Interaction Representation --- Application to a Spin-Peierls Model 

    Campbell, David K.; Singh, R. R. P.; Sandvik, A. W. (1997-06-05)
    A quantum Monte Carlo algorithm is constructed starting from the standard perturbation expansion in the interaction representation. The resulting configuration space is strongly related to that of the ...
  • Possible Exotic Phases in the One-Dimensional Extended Hubbard Model 

    Clay, R. Torsten; Sandvik, Anders W.; Campbell, David K. (1998-10-01)
    We investigate numerically the ground state phase diagram of the one-dimensional extended Hubbard model, including an on--site interaction U and a nearest--neighbor interaction V. We focus on the ground ...
  • Dissipative Chaos in Semiconductor Superlattices 

    Alekseev, Kirill N.; Berman, Gennady P.; Campbell, David K.; Cannon, Ethan H.; Cargo, Matthew C. (1996-04-29)
    We consider the motion of ballistic electrons in a miniband of a semiconductor superlattice (SSL) under the influence of an external, time-periodic electric field. We use the semi-classical balance-equation ...
  • Dynamical Instabilities and Deterministic Chaos in Ballistic Electron Motion in Semiconductor Superlattices 

    Alekseev, Kirill N.; Berman, Gennady P.; Campbell, David K. (1998-07-29)
    We consider the motion of ballistic electrons within a superlattice miniband under the influence of an alternating electric field. We show that the interaction of electrons with the self-consistent ...
  • Spontaneous DC Current Generation in a Resistively Shunted Semiconductor Superlattice Driven by a TeraHertz Field 

    Alekseev, Kirill N.; Cannon, Ethan H.; McKinney, Jonathan C.; Kusmartsev, Feodor V.; Campbell, David K. (1997-09-02)
    We study a resistively shunted semiconductor superlattice subject to a high-frequency electric field. Using a balance equation approach that incorporates the influence of the electric circuit, we determine ...
  • Fractional and unquantized dc voltage generation in THz-driven semiconductor superlattices 

    Alekseev, Kirill N.; Cannon, Ethan H.; Kusmartsev, Feodor V.; Campbell, David K. (2001-03-29)
    We consider the spontaneous creation of a dc voltage across a strongly coupled semiconductor superlattice subjected to THz radiation. We show that the dc voltage may be approximately proportional either ...