Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

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  (

She received her Ph.D. from Purdue University in 1997. Her research areas of interest include data analytics, parallell processing, large enterprise software systems, distributed storage & processing, business intelligence and time critical applications.

Chen, Yaobin, Ph.D., Chancellor's Professor , Director of TASI (

Modeling and control of advanced vehicle systems, computational intelligence with applications, and biosystem modeling and control.

Chien, Stanley, Ph.D., Professor (

Robotics and automation, intelligent robot systems, object-oriented programming and database, parallel computing.

Christopher, Lauren, Ph.D., Associate Professor (

Application of VLSI circuits to new 3D imaging algorithms to improve throughput and real-time analysis of 3D image data. New algorithms for 3D image capture, 3D image processing, and 3D displays are of interest.

dos Santos, Euzeli, Ph.D. Assistant Professor (

His research interests are: Power electronics, Renewable energy, Energy efficiency, and Motor drive systems

El-Sharkawy, Mohamed, Ph.D., Professor (

Digital signal processing applications, voice recognition, graphics and image processing, coding, modulation, equalization, parallel processing.

Kim, Dongsoo, Ph.D., Associate Professor (

Computer communication networks, wireless mobile networks, performance measurements, and real-time operating systems.

King, Brian, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Chair (

Information security, computer and network security, wireless security, cryptography, algorithms, and applied mathematics.

Koskie, Sarah, Ph.D., Associate Professor (

Control theory, system identification, game theory, and their applications, including biological, automotive, aerospace, and communication systems.

Lee, John, Ph.D., Associate Professor (

High-performance computing, Novel hardware-oriented, FPGA-assisted, or GPU-based parallel acceleration of algorithms and applications.

Li, Lingxi, Ph.D., Associate Professor (

Monitoring, diagnosis, and control of complex systems (transportation systems, power systems, biological systems) Fault-tolerant systems, Discrete event systems, Graph theory & applications.

Rizkalla, Maher, Ph.D., Professor and Associate Chair (

Applied superconductivity, solid state electronics, VLSI signal processing and electronics manufacturing.

Rovnyak, Steven, Ph.D., Associate Professor (

Pattern recognition methodologies for protective relaying and for one-shot stability controls in electric power systems; dynamic systems, signal processing and pattern recognition applications.

Russomanno, David, Ph.D. Professor and Dean

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 (

Signal/image/video processing, biomedical image analysis, compression, security, restoration/reconstruction, digital communications, information theory and source coding, error resilience and error concealment

Peter Schubert, Ph.D. Professor, Director, Lugar Center for Renewable Energy (

Algorithm Design, Alternative Energy, Simulation, Modeling, Space Manufacturing, Biomass Conversion

Zhang, Qingxue, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor  (                                             

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