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1. Derivation of quantum logic identities: Boolean logic identities form the basis for conventional logic optimization. Quantum logic identities are similarly needed for quantum logic optimization.  The project involves derivation of logic identities for three qubits or more.
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2. Novel FinFET circuits and architectures: The semiconductor industry is moving from MOSFETs to FinFETs at the 14nm technology node in 2014.  FinFETs come in many styles: shorted-gate, independent-gate, asymmetric, and thus offer a much richer design space than bulk CMOS.  There are many projects that are likely to lead to novel FinFET circuits and architectures.  These span various levels of the design hierarchy: device, standard cells, optimization under process variations, SRAMs, microarchitecture, cache, network-on-chip, chip multiprocessor.
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3. Security of Internet of Things (IoT): By 2020, it is expected that 50 billion devices will be connected to the Internet.  That is very exciting.  However, it also implies that billions of devices can be hacked remotely.  Hacking of medical devices and automobiles has attracted recent attention.  However, the problem is much larger.  The question is how do we maintain privacy, confidentiality, integrity and availability in the IoT era.
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4. Energy-efficient buildings: 40% of US energy is consumed in commercial and residential buildings. We have developed a simulator called retrofit-oriented building energy simulator (ROBESim) to analyze how retrofit solutions can significantly reduce the energy consumption of existing buildings. This project involves extensive energy/cost/CO2 analysis of buildings under various climate conditions.
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*  Although I have not yet listed specific project ideas, please feel free to contact me if you are interested in exploring possibilities.  
 
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Revision as of 10:52, 21 January 2014

This Page is a listing of current faculty projects. If these look interesting to you, go ahead and contact the faculty member!

Emmanuel Abbe

- The goal of this project is to use information-theoretic measures to quantify how much information can be learned on the community structure of a network by observing the connectivity graph.

- The goal of this project is to understand the 'chaotic' structure of polar codes, a recently developed class of codes which meets the Shannon bound with low-complexity.

Ravin Bhatt

  • Although I have not yet listed specific project ideas, please feel free to contact me if you are interested in exploring possibilities.

Mung Chiang

  • Although I have not yet listed specific project ideas, please feel free to contact me if you are interested in exploring possibilities.

Stephen Chou

  • Although I have not yet listed specific project ideas, please feel free to contact me if you are interested in exploring possibilities.

Paul Cuff

  • College Football Rankings: In college football, there are many teams and not enough games, making it hard to establish reliable rankings and comparisons. However, there are many attempts using polls and algorithms, and the national championship game is even determined from these rankings. I'd be happy to supervise a project that involves creating a ranking system and comparing the predictive performance of existing ranking systems. This project will involve coding. The first steps will involve gathering archived rankings and results (which may include some scraping of websites---something I will not be much help with). This project could easily incorporate more than one student.

Jason Fleischer

  • Although I have not yet listed specific project ideas, please feel free to contact me if you are interested in exploring possibilities.

Claire Gmachl

  • Although I have not yet listed specific project ideas, please feel free to contact me if you are interested in exploring possibilities.

Andrew Houck

  • Building new circuit elements for quantum computers. We are interested in building the pieces for a quantum computer, and in particular need to build new and improved qubits to store quantum information, high quality directional couplers to route quantum information around a chip, and new types of isolators to protect fragile quantum information from environmental noise.
  • Optical quantum processors. We are beginning to look into optical properties of defects in SiC which could act as room temperature quantum sensors or quantum bits
  • I am always interested in exploring new directions and in engineering more broadly. If you have a crazy idea that you'd like to try, let me know and we might be able to put together a good and feasible project

Niraj Jha

1. Derivation of quantum logic identities: Boolean logic identities form the basis for conventional logic optimization. Quantum logic identities are similarly needed for quantum logic optimization. The project involves derivation of logic identities for three qubits or more.

2. Novel FinFET circuits and architectures: The semiconductor industry is moving from MOSFETs to FinFETs at the 14nm technology node in 2014. FinFETs come in many styles: shorted-gate, independent-gate, asymmetric, and thus offer a much richer design space than bulk CMOS. There are many projects that are likely to lead to novel FinFET circuits and architectures. These span various levels of the design hierarchy: device, standard cells, optimization under process variations, SRAMs, microarchitecture, cache, network-on-chip, chip multiprocessor.

3. Security of Internet of Things (IoT): By 2020, it is expected that 50 billion devices will be connected to the Internet. That is very exciting. However, it also implies that billions of devices can be hacked remotely. Hacking of medical devices and automobiles has attracted recent attention. However, the problem is much larger. The question is how do we maintain privacy, confidentiality, integrity and availability in the IoT era.

4. Energy-efficient buildings: 40% of US energy is consumed in commercial and residential buildings. We have developed a simulator called retrofit-oriented building energy simulator (ROBESim) to analyze how retrofit solutions can significantly reduce the energy consumption of existing buildings. This project involves extensive energy/cost/CO2 analysis of buildings under various climate conditions.

Antoine Kahn

  • Although I have not yet listed specific project ideas, please feel free to contact me if you are interested in exploring possibilities.

Sanjeev Kulkarni

  • Although I have not yet listed specific project ideas, please feel free to contact me if you are interested in exploring possibilities.

Sun-Yuan Kung

  • Although I have not yet listed specific project ideas, please feel free to contact me if you are interested in exploring possibilities.

Ruby Lee

  • Although I have not yet listed specific project ideas, please feel free to contact me if you are interested in exploring possibilities.

Bede Liu

  • Although I have not yet listed specific project ideas, please feel free to contact me if you are interested in exploring possibilities.

Steve Lyon

  • Although I have not yet listed specific project ideas, please feel free to contact me if you are interested in exploring possibilities.

Sharad Malik

  • Although I have not yet listed specific project ideas, please feel free to contact me if you are interested in exploring possibilities.

Prateek Mittal

  • Although I have not yet listed specific project ideas, please feel free to contact me if you are interested in exploring possibilities.

Vince Poor

  • Although I have not yet listed specific project ideas, please feel free to contact me if you are interested in exploring possibilities.

Paul Prucnal

  • Although I have not yet listed specific project ideas, please feel free to contact me if you are interested in exploring possibilities.

Peter Ramadge

  • Although I have not yet listed specific project ideas, please feel free to contact me if you are interested in exploring possibilities.

Barry Rand

  • Development of a scattering layer for thin film white LEDs to enable better outcoupling of light
  • Research on the synthesis and optical properties of metal nanocrystals to enable them to be used in LEDs
  • Improve buffer layers that act as charge injection and collection layers for organic solar cells. We would like to develop materials that allow for structural templating of organic semiconductors without any parasitic effects.
  • Study the purification and crystallization processes of organic semiconductors and their thin films - link these material properties to electronic and optical properties
  • If you have other ideas within thin film electronic and optoelectronic devices, please feel free to contact me.
  • I would be happy to work with students interested in robotic systems and/or aerial vehicles - one example: methods for compact, multispectral imaging systems and their applications

Alejandro Rodriguez

  • The Casimir effect on nanostructured fluid surfaces. We seek to theoretically study the influence of quantum and thermal fluctuations on thin fluid films sitting on nanostructured surfaces. We will exploit state of the art theoretical and optimization techniques from computational electromagnetism to explore wetting and dewetting phenomena at the nanoscale.

Kaushik Sengupta

  • Although I have not yet listed specific project ideas, please feel free to contact me if you are interested in exploring possibilities.

Mansour Shayegan

  • Although I have not yet listed specific project ideas, please feel free to contact me if you are interested in exploring possibilities.

Jim Sturm

  • Although I have not yet listed specific project ideas, please feel free to contact me if you are interested in exploring possibilities.

Hakan Türeci

  • Although I have not yet listed specific project ideas, please feel free to contact me if you are interested in exploring possibilities.

Sergio Verdú

  • Although I have not yet listed specific project ideas, please feel free to contact me if you are interested in exploring possibilities.

Naveen Verma

  • Although I have not yet listed specific project ideas, please feel free to contact me if you are interested in exploring possibilities.

Sigurd Wagner

  • Although I have not yet listed specific project ideas, please feel free to contact me if you are interested in exploring possibilities.

David Wentzlaff

  • Although I have not yet listed specific project ideas, please feel free to contact me if you are interested in exploring possibilities.

Gerard Wysocki

  • Although I have not yet listed specific project ideas, please feel free to contact me if you are interested in exploring possibilities.