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ECE Faculty Research Interests

The faculty in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering are active in a number of research areas and projects. The following describes the primary research interests of the faculty. 

Ben Miled, Zina, Ph.D., Associate Professor  (zmiled@iupui.edu)
 She received her Ph.D. in computer engineering from Purdue University in 1997. Her research activities include machine learning, data analytics, knowledge discovery, data models for complex systems, enterprise-wide software systems and high performance computing.

Chen, Yaobin, Ph.D., Chancellor's Professor, Director of TASI (ychen@iupui.edu)
 He received his Ph.D. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1988. Current interest areas of research: include connected and autonomous vehicles, intelligent transportation and safety systems, EV and HEV, and intelligent controls and robotics.

Chien, Stanley, Ph.D., Professor (schien@iupui.edu)                                                                         (on Sabbatical leave Fall 2019/Spring 2020–may be contacted via email only)                                He received his Ph.D. from Purdue University in 1989. His research interests are intelligent robotics & automation, intelligent robot system, transportation system safety, object-oriented programming & database and parallel computing.

Christopher, Lauren, Ph.D., Associate Professor (lauchris@iupui.edu)                                           (on Sabbatical leave Fall 2019/Spring 2020–may be contacted via email only)                               She received her Ph.D. from Purdue University in 2003. Research interests are 3D computer vision, 3D Machine (Deep) Learning, 3D image capture, & 3D visualization research, involving mathematical optimization. Supporting Research: IC design primarily with FPGA

dos Santos, Euzeli, Ph.D., Assistant Professor (eudossan@iupui.edu)
 He received his Ph.D. from Federal University of Campina Grande/Texas A&M University in 2007. Research interests are power electronics, renewable energy, energy efficiency, and motor drive systems

El-Sharkawy, Mohamed., Ph.D. Professor and Director of IoT Collaboratory(melshark@iupui.edu)   He received his Ph.D. from Southern Methodist University in 1985. His research interests include internet of things (IoT), embedded systems, autonomous  embedded systems, wireless communication, digital signal processing, multimedia & image processing.

Kim, Dongsoo, Ph.D., Associate Professor (dskim@iupui.edu)
 He received his Ph.D. from University of Minnesota in 1998. Research activities include computer communication networks, wireless mobile networks, performance measurements, and real-time operating systems, Internet of Things (IoT), complex networks, data engineering and machine learning.

King, Brian, Ph.D., Associate Professor, ECE Department Chair (briking@iupui.edu)
 Information security, computer and network security, wireless security, cryptography, algorithms, and applied mathematics.

Koskie, Sarah, Ph.D., Associate Professor (skoskie@iupui.edu)
 Control theory, system identification, game theory, and their applications, including biological, automotive, aerospace, and communication systems.

Lee, John, Ph.D., Associate Professor (johnlee@iupui.edu)                                                                   He received his Ph.D. from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2004. Current research interests include internet of things (IoT), block chain technology, systems & hardware-oriented, FPGA-assisted, or GPU-based parallel acceleration of algorithms and application.

Li, Lingxi, Ph.D., Associate Professor (ll7@iupui.edu)
 He received his Ph.D. from University of Illinois in 2008. His research focuses on the modeling, analysis, and control of complex systems; discrete event dynamic systems; intelligent transportation systems; intelligent vehicles; active safety systems; connected and automated vehicles; and human factors.

Rizkalla, Maher, Ph.D., Professor and Associate Chair (mrizkall@iupui.edu)
 He received his Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University in 1985. His research areas of interest include applied superconductivity & electromagnetics, solid state electronics, VLSI design, nano scale devices, and MEMS & NEMS.

Rovnyak, Steven, Ph.D., Associate Professor (srovnyak@iupui.edu)                                                   He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1994. Research interests include Pattern recognition methodologies for protective relaying & for one-shot stability controls in electric power systems, distributed generator control, dynamic systems, signal processing, and pattern recognition applications.

Russomanno, David, Ph.D., Professor and Dean School of Engineering and Technology            *Due to Administrative duties, he is currently not accepting new students                                      His interests include intelligent sensors and supporting software infrastructure, knowledge representation and inference, including Semantic Web applications, data and knowledge visualization, software engineering, logic programming applications, GIS and STEM education.

Salama, Paul, Ph.D., Professor and Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs (psalama@iupui.edu)
 He received his Ph.D. from Purdue University in 1999. Research activities include biomedical image/data analysis, machine learning,  deep learning (implemented on GPU’s), signal/image/video processing, image/video compression, image/video security and restoration/reconstruction, digital communication, error resilience and concealment

Peter Schubert, Ph.D., Professor and Director Lugar Center for Renewable Energy (pjschube@iupui.edu)
 He received his Ph.D. from Purdue University in 1990. Research activities include renewable energy with hydrogen, solar, biomass; simulation, modeling, algorithms, and signal processing; space-based manufacturing; and environmental remediation.

Zhang, Qingxue, Ph.D.,  Assistant Professor  (qxzhang@.iu.edu)                                                         He finished his postdoc at Harvard Medical School & Mass. General Hospital in 2018, received his Ph.D. from University of Texas at Dallas in 2013, and worked in industry for 6 years. He is interested in smart health, artificial intelligence, medical internet of things, wearable computer, embedded system, and physiological signal sensing & processing.

Adjunct Faculty Research Interests