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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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  • Standardizing design performance comparison in microfluidic manufacturing 

    Sanka, Radhakrishna; Crites, Brian; Lippai, Joshua; McDaniel, Jeffery; Brisk, Philip; Densmore, Douglas (IWBDA 2018, 2018-08)
    Microfluidic devices published in literature today lack sufficient information for automating the physical design process. Moreover, the constantly changing landscape of manufacturing and technological requirements poses ...
  • A reverse predictive model towards design automation of microfluidic droplet generators 

    Lashkaripour, Ali; Rodriguez, Christopher; Douglas, Densmore (International Workshop on Bio-Design Automation (IWBDA), 2018-08-03)
    Droplet-based microfluidic devices in comparison to test tubes can reduce reaction volumes 10^9 times and more due to the encapsulation of reactions in micro-scale droplets [4]. This volume reduction, alongside higher ...
  • Response of convection electric fields in the magnetosphere to IMF orientation change 

    Nishimura, Y.; Kikuchi, T.; Wygant, J.; Shinbori, A.; Ono, T.; Matsuoka, A.; Nagatsuma, T.; Brautigam, D. (2009)
    [1] The transient response of convection electric fields in the inner magnetosphere to southward turning of the interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) is investigated using in‐situ electric field observations by the CRRES and ...
  • User-profile-based analytics for detecting cloud security breaches 

    Tiwari, Trishita; Turk, Ata; Oprea, Alina; Olcoz, Katzalin; Coskun, Ayse K. (IEEE, 2017-01-01)
    While the growth of cloud-based technologies has benefited the society tremendously, it has also increased the surface area for cyber attacks. Given that cloud services are prevalent today, it is critical to devise systems ...
  • On the topological characterization of near force-free magnetic fields, and the work of late-onset visually-impaired topologists 

    Kotiuga, P. Robert (AMER INST MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES-AIMS, 2016-02-01)
    The Giroux correspondence and the notion of a near force-free magnetic field are used to topologically characterize near force-free magnetic fields which describe a variety of physical processes, including plasma equilibrium. ...
  • Self-adjoint curl operators 

    Hiptmair, Ralf; Kotiuga, Peter Robert; Tordeux, Sebastien (Springer, 2012-09-01)
    We study the exterior derivative as a symmetric unbounded operator on square integrable 1-forms on a 3D bounded domain D. We aim to identify boundary conditions that render this operator self-adjoint. By the symplectic ...
  • Optimizing energy storage participation in emerging power markets 

    Chen, Hao; Liu, Zhenhua; Coskun, Ayse K.; Wierman, Adam (IEEE, 2015-01-01)
    The growing amount of intermittent renewables in power generation creates challenges for real-time matching of supply and demand in the power grid. Emerging ancillary power markets provide new incentives to consumers (e.g., ...
  • Interwinding distributed capacitance and guitar pickup transient response 

    Kotiuga, Peter Robert (IEEE, 2015-03-01)
    Simple RLC circuit models of guitar pickups do not account for audible features that characterize the pickup. Psychoacoustic experiments reveal that any acoustically accurate model has to reproduce the first 30 ms of the ...
  • Task mapping on a dragonfly supercomputer 

    Tuncer, Ozan; Zhang, Yijia; Leung, Vitus; Coskun, Ayse K. (2017-09-14)
    The dragonfly network topology has recently gained traction in the design of high performance computing (HPC) systems and has been implemented in large-scale supercomputers. The impact of task mapping, i.e., placement of ...
  • Iron rings, Doctor Honoris Causa Raoul Bott, Carl Herz, and a hidden hand 

    Kotiuga, P. Robert (AMER MATHEMATICAL SOC, 2010-01-01)
    The degree of Doctor of Sciences, honoris causa, was conferred on Raoul Bott by McGill University in 1987. Much of the work to make this happen was done by Carl Herz. Some of the author's personal recollections of both ...

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