Research Highlights Archives


Drs. Sorger and El-Ghazawi at optical table

Using Light for Data Processing and Computing

ECE faculty members explore using light to create innovative technologies for data communication, computing, and signal processing.
Professor Howie Huang

Hunting Cyber Threats in Enterprise Networks

Professor Howie Huang and his lab are researching novel methods to identify trails of malicious behaviors within computer networks to prevent next cyberattacks.
Dr. Subramaniam

Creating the Next Generation Data Center Network

One of the endeavors of Professor Subramaniam’s research group is to develop architectures for the next generation of data centers, which are scalable and highly energy-efficient.
Dr. Deghanian

Safeguarding the Nation’s Electric Power Grid

Assistant professor Payman Dehghanian and his collaborators are working to safeguard the nation’s electric power grid and ensure a continuous, reliable, and affordable supply of energy in the face of natural disasters.
Dr. El-Ghazawi

Researching Future​ ​Processors and Supercomputer​s

Computer Engineering Professor​ ​Tarek​ ​El-Ghazawi​ ​and​ ​his​ ​collaborators​ ​are​ ​working​ ​to​ ​define the​ ​next​ ​generation of supercomputers and processors.
Photo of Dr. Payman

Keeping the Lights On

Dr. Dehghanian studies power system resilience in the face of extreme weather conditions or cyberattacks that can compromise national security, helping to improve the planning and operations of power systems to create a more resilient and sustainable electric grid and mitigate the consequences of these events.
Photo of Dr. Louri and his lab

Designing Future Computer Systems

Dr. Louri and his research team are working in the broad area of computer architecture, which is the field of research and study in computer engineering consisting of set of rules and design methods that describe the functionality, organization, and implementation of computer systems.
Photo of Dr. Lan and a student in front of a computer

Building Frameworks for Future Cybersecurity

Professor Tian Lan and his collaborators are working to construct a cybersecurity framework that combines both deliberate reasoning and reflexive thinking to make cyber systems more intelligent.
Photo of LENR research team

LENR Research Team

The group performs electrochemicval LENR experiments, and simulates them using multi-physis software from COMSOL.
Guru Venkataramani

Designing More Efficient and Secure Computers

Professor Guru Prasadh Venkataramani and his research group are working to make computer processors run faster, more power-efficient, and more secure during computing.
Dr. Lang

The ComRAD Project

Professor Roger Lang's research team is using a Microwave Radar/Radiometer Remote Sensing System to measure soil moisture.
Photo of David Nagel

Evolutionary and Revolutionary Clean Energy Research

Research professor David Nagel is leading two research teams that are pursuing different approaches to clean energy production.
Dr. Zaghloul in Research Lab

MEMS Sensors Devices in Engineering: Innovating Biological/Chemical Sensors to Detect Diseases

Professor Mona Zaghloul and her collaborators at NIST and GW SEAS are working to make biological and chemical sensors that are markers for Asthma disease and other diseases portable for at-home use and detection.
Magnetic Refrigeration Technology

Magnetic Refrigeration Technology

In the advancement of alternative energy sources, and the critical importance of the global warming, magnetic refrigeration is a promising energy efficient and environmentally friendly technology to replace conventional vapor-compression techniques. Our research aims to design, develop, and implement the first scalable commercially viable compressor-free magnetic refrigerator system.
Volker Sorger

Faculty Research: Meet Professor Volker Sorger

"The computer of the future will be based on light rather than electronics, and it’s projected to be 1,000 times faster than current computers and significantly more energy efficient," claims Professor Volker Sorger of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.