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Discover research options for your MS in Electrical Engineering

Flexibility and custom-designed coursework are hallmarks of graduate programs at LMU's Seaver College of Science and Engineering. While not all students will select research options, those who do will be afforded the opportunity to study under the guidance of one or more esteemed LMU Electrical Engineering faculty members. Depending on the focus of the research, students may also work with faculty from other programs at LMU, including Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Systems Engineering.

Current research areas of emphasis include the following:

  • Deep Learning and Applications: Due to rapid advancements in big data and high performance computing, deep learning architectures and algorithms have recently made major performance breakthroughs in visual tasks, including image classification, image recognition, and more. Dr. Lei Huang's research applies deep learning technology to solve challenges facing our society.
  • Electromagnetic Propagation and Applications: Dr. Jie Xu's research interests include electromagnetics, wave propagation in complex media, antenna design, remote sensing, and medicine. Recent projects include early breast cancer detection with microwave imaging.
  • Intelligent and Embedded Networked Systems: The Intemnets Lab conducts research on Wireless Multihop Networks (WMNs) that adapt to human activity. The research focus is on a set of intelligent and embedded wireless networked systems that are aware of the users' activities and their environments, and that adapt to their variations.
  • Photonics: Ultrafast detection, a technique that uses light to detect extremely fast phenomena, is the main research interest at the Photonics Lab, which is directed by Dr. Hossein Asghari. This technology has applications in medicine, telecommunications, and aerospace/defense.

These opportunities for research are part of our curriculum via ELEC 694 Graduate Capstone Project and/or Thesis.