Electrical Engineering: Ph.D. Dissertation Topics

2016 Dissertation Titles

  • Novel Nanomaterials for Electronic and Sensing Applications
  • Orbital Angular Momentum Based Spatially Multiplexed Optical and Millimeter‑wave Communication
  • Active and Passive Microwave Remote Sensing Synergy for Geophysical Parameter Estimation
  • Optimizing Emission in III‑Nitride Nanophotonic Arrays and Single Photon Sources
  • Correction, Coregistration and Connectivity Analysis of Multi‑contrast Brain MRI
  • Designable Nonlinear Power Shaping Photonic Surfaces
  • Computational Analysis of Interaction Behavior: Translation for Assessment and Intervention in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Knowledge‑driven Representations of Physiological Signals: Developing Measurable Indices of Non‑observable Behavior
  • Large‑scale Scene Classification, Recognition and Retrieval Using Machine Learning Techniques
  • Parallel Architectures and Algorithms for Streaming Applications
  • Integrated Reconfigurable Wireless Receivers Supporting Carrier Aggregation
  • Understanding Understanding the Characteristics of Internet Traffic Dynamics in Wired and Wireless Networks
  • On the Theory and Applications of Structured Bilinear Inverse Problems to Sparse Blind Deconvolution, Active Target Localization, and Delay‑Doppler Estimation
  • In‑situ Characterization of Nanoscale Opto‑electronic Devices Through Optical Spectroscopy and Electron Microscopy
  • Quantum Feedback Control for Measurement and Error Correction
  • Computational Methods for Modeling Non‑verbal Communication in Human Interaction
  • Low‑power, Dual Sampling Rate, Shared‑architecture ADC for Implantable Biomedical Systems
  • An Asynchronous Resilient Circuit Template and Automated Design Flow
  • Development of Integrated Waveguide Biosensors and Portable Optical Biomaterial Analysis Systems
  • Applications of Quantum Error‑correcting Codes to Quantum Information Processing
  • Cross‑Distance/Environment Face Recognition Techniques for Video Surveillance Applications
  • Formal Equivalence Checking and Logic Re‑synthesis for Asynchronous VLSI Designs
  • Light Management in Nanostructures: Nanowire Solar Cells and Optical Epitaxial Growth
  • Multi‑level and Energy‑aware Resource Consolidation in a Virtualized Cloud Computing System
  • Modeling Astrocyte‑neural Interactions in CMOS Neuromorphic Circuits
  • High Accuracy Adaptive Vibrational Control for Uncertain Systems
  • Autostereoscopic 3D Display Rendering from Stereo Sequences
  • Advanced Techniques for Human Action Classification and **** Localization
  • Optimizing Task Assignment for Collaborative Computing over Heterogeneous Network Devices
  • RGB‑D Camera-based Wearable Indoor Navigation System for the Visually Impaired
  • Advanced Techniques for Latent Fingerprint Enhancement and Recognition
  • Theory and Algorithms for Multimodal Image Retrieval
  • Opticoelectronic and Thermoelectric Properties of Two‑dimensional Materials and Heterostructures
  • Newsvendor Problems in Networks: Optimization Under Resource/Demand Uncertainty
  • Designing, Modeling and Evaluating the Next‑generation Wireless Networks
  • Foundations of D2D Communication and Cache-aided Interference Management
  • Efficient Yellow and Green Emitting In GaN/GaN Nanostructured QW Materials and LEDs
  • A Logic Partitioning Framework and Implementation Optimizations for 3‑Dimensional Integrated Circuits
  • Modelling Intermittently Connected Mobile Networks
  • Feature Extraction and *******‑based Retrieval of 2D Shapes and 3D Mesh Models
  • Unfalsified Adaptive Control with Reset and Bumpless Transfer
  • Advanced Machine Learning Techniques for Video, Social, and Biomedical Data Analytics
  • Intelligent Transportation Technologies in Urban Environments
  • Network on Wheels: From Data Dissemination to Distributed Field Sensing
  • Stochastic Optimization in High Dimensions
  • A Novel Load Modeling for Voltage Stability Analysis
  • Quantum Computation in Wireless Network
  • Understanding Deep Learning from its System Architectures, Feature Representations to Applications
  • High Capacity Optical and RF/mm-wave Communications Utilizing Orbital Angular Momentum Multiplexing
  • Analysis and Modeling of Multi‑level Dynamics of Multimodal Behavior in Expressive Human Communication
  • Reconfigurable High Speed Optical Signal Processing For High‑capacity, Spectrally Efficient Fiber Optic Systems and Networks

2015 Dissertation Titles
  • Optimum Multimodal Routing Under Normal Condition and Disruptions
  • Reduction in Variability in Subthreshold Analog Circuits Applied in a Nano-watt Event Detector for Seismic Sensors
  • Optical and Electrical Characterization of One-dimensional (1D) and Two-dimensional (2D) Nanostructures
  • One Dimensional Nanomaterials for Electronic and Sensing Applications
  • Measuring Functional Connectivity of the Brain from Electrophysiological Signals
  • Large-scale Temporal-causal Inference in Time Series
  • All-optical Signal Processing Towards Reconfigurable Optical Networks
  • Optimal Distributed Algorithms for Scheduling and Load Balancing in Wireless Networks
  • In-situ Digital Power Measurement Technique Using Circuit Analysis
  • Personalized Driver Assistance Systems Based on Driver/Vehicle Models
  • Trustworthiness of Integrated Circuits: a New Testing Framework for Hardware Trojans
  • Environmental Sound Recognition
  • Nanomaterials for Macroelectronics and Energy Storage Devices
  • Substrate-Induced Effects in Thermally Cycled Graphene & Electron and Thermoelectric Transports Across 2D Material Heterostructures
  • Received Signal Transformation to Achieve Better Indoor Rf Localization
  • Noise Benefits in Markov Chain Monte Carlo Computation
  • An Information Fusion Approach to Advanced Visual Data Segmentation
  • High Level Design for Yield via Redundancy in Low Yield Environments
  • A New Hot-Spot Temperature Model and Methodology to Determine the Loss of Insulation Life in Distribution Transformer
  • Models and Information Rates for Channels with Nonlinearity and Phase Noise
  • Dendritic Computation and Plasticity in Neuromorphic Circuits
  • Perceptual Video Coding and Quality Assessment
  • Substrate-Induced Effects in Thermally Cycled Graphene & Electron and Thermoelectric Transports Across 2D Material Heterostructures
  • Introspective Resilience for Exascale High Performance Computing Systems
  • Fundamental Limits of Caching Networks: Turning Memory into Bandwidth
  • Emotional Speech Generation: Data, Analysis and Model
  • Intelligent Knowledge Acquisition Systems: from De******ive to Predictive Models
  • Exploiting Latent Reliability Information for Classification Tasks
  • Enhancing Secrecy in Wireless Environments with Only Transmitter-side Channel State Information: Theory and Applications
  • Optimizing Power Delivery Networks in VLSI Platforms
  • Video Quality Database Design and ******ive Assessment Methods
  • Learning in Stochastic Teams and Games
  • Sweep-Free Brillouin Optical Time-Domain Analyzer
  • Intraocular and Extraocular Cameras for Retinal Prostheses: Effects of Foveation by Means of Visual Prosthesis Simulation
  • Learning and Control in Decentralized Stochastic Systems
  • High-performance Packet Processing Engines
  • Advances in Linguistic Data-driven Uncertainty Modeling, Reasoning, and Intelligent Decision Making
  • Data Based Modeling and Analysis of Oil Reservoir Production Data
  • Silicon-base Wideband & mm-Wave Power Amplifier Architectures and Implementations
  • Enabling Massive Distributed Mimo for Small Cell Networks
  • Neighbor Discovery in Device-to-Device Communication
  • Novel Imaging Systems for Intraocular Retinal Prostheses and Wearable Visual Aids
  • Multidimensional Characterization of Propagation Channels for Next-generation Wireless and Localization Systems
  • Multi-GHz Analog Frequency Synthesis in Deep Sub-µm Cmos
  • Theory and Design of Magnetic Induction-Based Wireless Underground Sensor Networks
  • The Smart Grid Network: Pricing, Markets and Incentives
  • ****l Oxide Nanostructures for Scalable Sensing Applications
  • Energy Proportional Computing for Multi-core and Many-core Servers
  • Modeling Expert Assessment of Human Behavior Through Multimodal Signal Cues
  • Architectures and Algorithms of Charge Management and Thermal Control for Energy Storage Systems and Mobile Devices
  • Towards Efficient Fault-tolerant Quantum Computation
  • Fast Flexible Dynamic Three-dimensional Magnetic Resonance Imaging

2014 Dissertation Titles
  • Design and Analysis of Large Scale Antenna Systems
  • Optoelectronics Using Carbon Nanotube Field Effect Transistor
  • Causality and Consistency in Electrophysiological Signals
  • A Computational Framework for Diversity in Ensembles of Humans and Machine Systems
  • Measuring Functional Connectivity of the Brain from Electrophysiological Signals
  • Control of Complex Network Systems
  • Carbon Nanotube Electronics
  • Optimal Redundancy Design for CMOS and Post-CMOS Technologies
  • GaAs Nanosheets: Study of Stacking-fault-free Nano-structure and Its Applications on Semiconductor Devices
  • Reconfigurable High-speed Optical Signal Processing and High-capacity Optical Transmitter
  • A Signal Processing Approach to Robust Jet Engine Fault Detection and Diagnosis
  • Hardware for Cognitive Neural Prostheses: an Ultra-low Power Approach Using Programmable Analog Integrated Circuits
  • Massoud PedramSLA-based, Energy-efficient Resource Management in Cloud Computing Systems
  • Aggregation and Modeling Using Computational Intelligence Techniques
  • Structured Codes In Network Information Theory
  • Strategic and Transitory Models of Queueing Systems
  • Light-Assisted, Templated Self Assembly and Near-Field Optical Manipulation Using Photonic Crystal Slabs
  • Advanced Techniques for Mocap Data Classification and **** Detection
  • 3D (Stereoscopic) Image Processing via a Structured Learning System
  • Pragmatic Approaches for Utilizing Space-time Encoding and Decoding
  • Nanophotonic Light Management in Thin Film Silicon Photovoltaics
  • Model Based PET Reconstruction and Kinetic Parameter Estimation
  • Nanorod-based InGaN-GaN Core-****l NanoLEDs
  • Facial Age Grouping and Estimation via Ensemble Learning
  • A Learning-based Approach to Image Quality Assessment
  • Average-case Performance Analysis and Optimization of Conditional Asynchronous Circuits
  • Social Multimedia Computing: Efficient techniques for Annotation, Retrieval and Recommendation
  • Silicon-based Wideband and mm-Wave Power Amplifier Architectures and Implementations
  • Energy Aware Integrated Circuits for Communication and Biomedical Applications
  • Optimizing Distributed Storage in Cloud Environments
  • Photodetectors and solid-state lighting device based on III-V nanowire material systems
  • Localization of Multiple Targets in Multi-path Environments
  • Enhancing Speech to Speech Translation Through Exploitation of Bilingual Resources and Paralinguistic Information
  • Wine Glass Mode Resonator Its Application and Study of the Its Quality Factor
  • Ultrasonic Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) for Microfluidics, Frequency Detections and Cancer Therapeutics
  • Machine Learning Based Techniques in Fully Automated Biomedical Image/Video Analysis
  • A Joint Framework of Design, Control, and Applications of Energy Generation and Energy Storage Systems
  • Interaction and Topology in Distributed Multi-Agent Coordination
  • Optical Studies in Photonics: Terahertz Detection and Propagation in Slot Waveguides
  • Growth, Fabrication and Characterization of Semiconductor Nanowire Solar Cells
  • Learning in Dynamic Synapse Neural Networks
  • Energy-Efficient Video-Sharing Servers
  • Process Data Analytics and Monitoring Based on Causality Analysis Techniques
  • Electromagnetic Energy Harvesting from Vibrations
  • Towards High Performance and Energy Efficient Hardware Transactional Memory System
  • Non-steady State Kalman Filter for Subspace Identification and Predictive Control
  • Direct wholebody Patlak and Logan image reconstruction from listmode PET data
  • Active state tracking in heterogeneous sensor networks