Electrical and Computer Engineering
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.
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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(2017)Skyrmion-based electronic devices are a subset of spintronic nanodevices based on chiral materials (1, 2). The Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya (D-M) interaction is a chiral magnetic interaction which models chiral magnetic materials ...
(2017)Field theoretic techniques are used to relate (i) the Landau-Lifschitz approach to Skyrmion devices based on Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya (D-M) chiral magnets, and (ii) the mathematical approaches to quantum magnetism. This ...
(IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC, 2016-12-01)In software-as-a-service applications provisioned through cloud computing, locally cached data are often modified with updates from new versions. In some cases, with each edit, one may want to preserve both the original ...
(NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP, 2019-01-24)Computing the amounts of light arriving from different directions enables a diffusely reflecting surface to play the part of a mirror in a periscope—that is, perform non-line-of-sight imaging around an obstruction. Because ...
(2016-07-25)Using a photon-efficient reconstruction algorithm and a single-photon camera prototype, we demonstrate accurate depth and reflectivity imaging of natural scenes from an average of ∼1 detected signal photon per pixel.
(OSA, 2017)Recent photon-efficient LIDAR methods are effective with 1.0 detected photon per pixel, half from background. With a novel emphasis on unmixing signal and background contributions, we demonstrate accurate imaging with 25 ...
(IEEE, 2018-01-01)We address the problem of estimating the parameter of a Bernoulli process. This arises in many applications, including photon-efficient active imaging where each illumination period is regarded as a single Bernoulli trial. ...
(2016-08-19)Depth profile reconstruction of a scene at low light levels using an active imaging setup has wide-ranging applications in remote sensing. In such low-light imaging scenarios, single-photon detectors are employed to ...
(IEEE, 2018-01-01)We demonstrate that human decision-making agents do social learning whether it is beneficial or not. Specifically, we consider binary Bayesian hypothesis testing with multiple agents voting sequentially for a team decision, ...