Faculty Research Interests
Hossein Asghari Ultrafast biomedical imaging, optical telecommunications, robotics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, analog to digital conversion, remote sensing, Laser development, and image processing, Photonics Lab Stephanie August Cognitive science applications of artificial intelligence including interdisciplinary new media applications, natural language understanding, argumentation, and analogical reasoning Dondi Dionisio Interaction design and computer graphics, as well as in applications that cross and bridge computer science with other disciplines Philip Dorin Algorithms and programming, theory and computational complexity; and, more narrowly, on combinatorial optimization, modern (especially, nature-inspired) heuristics, and algorithms for cake-cutting and fair division Lei Huang Wireless networks and multimedia signal processing Barbara Marino Computer applications and image processing John Page Analog and digital filtering, robotics, and computer simulations Ray Toal Software systems, data organization, knowledge representation, language, learning, and intelligence --- with a focus on programming language design Nazmul Ula Nanotechnology and open source computing platforms Gustavo Vejarano Wireless Multihop Networks (WMN), Cyber-Physical Systems: adaptation mechanisms for WMNs to human activity and behavior, Self-Organized Communication Networks, Cognitive Radios and Networking, Multimedia Communications, Cross-Layer Design, Intemnets Lab Jie Xu Wireless communications, electromagnetic propagation, antennas, and biomedical imaging
Facilities and Labs
Electrical Engineering Computer Laboratory
This computer laboratory provides computing and simulation tools to support all electrical engineering students.
The Intemnets Lab conducts research on intelligent Wireless Multihop Networks (WMNs) that adapt to human activity and the systems that integrate with these networks to provide services for a variety of applications. It also coordinates educational activities for the dissemination of the results obtained from its research.
Parson’s Integrated Circuit Fabrication Laboratory
This laboratory provides hands-on experience for non-clean room semi-conductor fabrication techniques. It includes a wet station and a test & measurement areas. This lab serves IC Fabrication course and Nanotechnology course.
The Photonics Lab at LMU performs multi-disciplinary research and development in the fields of real-time instruments for biomedical, signal processing and telecommunication applications. Other applications of interest include real-time optical signal characterization and wideband data conversion.
Ralph M. Parsons Senior Design Laboratory
This laboratory provides fabrication and test, space and equipment, for senior capstone design courses. It serves ELEC 400 and ELEC 402 senior design sequence.
Werts Electronics Laboratory
This laboratory houses measurement and simulation equipment. Junior and senior students perform experiments in the areas of circuits, analog and digital electronics, and microprocessors.
Ralph M. Parsons Senior Design Laboratory
This is a research lab supervised by a EE faculty member. It hosts space and workstations students can use to conduct research in wireless communications and electromagnetics related fields.
Senior Capstone Projects
Mussel Monitoring System (2014, 2015):
An interdisciplinary project in collaboration with the Biology department to design and implement an electronic system to monitor the bio-signatures, including temperature, gaping width and frequency, and heart rate, of salt-water mussels.
Solar-Powered Laboratory (2014,2015):
A project where students designed a mid-scaled system to track the sunlight for optimal solar energy harvesting and store the energy to power the Werts Electronics Lab.
Search and Rescue (2014):
A proof-of-concept system to search targets in need of assistance by an automated quadcopter, which notifies a automated land rover to carry out the rescue.
Hot Car (2013):
A project where students designed a system to detect the presence of a baby being left along in a hot car and send out alarm signals for help.
Solar LED Lamp (2013):
In this project, the students designed a low-cost LED lamp powered by solar energy, targeted for third-world regions where electricity is not always accessible.
Southern California is a vital center for research and development, providing undergraduates many options for gaining practical experience. Many juniors and seniors are hired each year to assist faculty with the many lab classes offered by the college. These are excellent ways to reinforce ideas learned in the classroom, to build a resume, and to "earn while you learn."
Many undergraduate students work side-by-side with faculty members on major research projects. Students have the opportunity to present the results of their research at regional, national and international conferences.