Research Centers and Laboratories
Bioinformatics, Information Theory, and Communications Laboratory
The BiIT Comm Laboratory is a facility dedicated to research in the areas of Communications, Information Theory and Bioinformatics. In the Communications area several projects are under way in Space Time coding, Multiple Input Multiple Output communication systems, Wireless Sensor Networks and Advanced Modulation formats for bandwidth and power efficient communications. In the bioinformatics area projects focus on applying principles of source and channel coding theory, information theory and pattern recognition to analyze and model genetic structures.
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Embedded Computing and Signal Processing Research Group
ECASP is a research laboratory dedicated to the development of high performance low power computing platforms targeted at computationally intensive problems in the fields of Communications, Signal Processing, Computer Architecture, and Ultrasonic imaging for both medical and industrial applications. Currently we have projects in Reconfigurable Systems, Target Detection, Estimation Algorithms, Signal Modeling, Data Compression, Neural Networks, Ultrasonic Imaging, Image Processing Systems, Hardware realization of Encryption Algorithms, Error Correction, FPGA based DSP systems, and RFID.
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Electric Drives and Energy Conversion Laboratory
The Electric Drives and Energy Conversion (EDEC) laboratory houses research on advanced power electronics and energy conversion solutions towards sustainable energy technology. Using fundamentals of electromagnetic energy conversion, the lab focuses on improving efficiency of electric machines and developing of fault-tolerant control strategies for power electronics and motor drive systems. Some specific research topics include the design and implementation of advanced power electronic converters for automotive systems, embedded controllers for renewable energy systems, innovative machine designs, analysis and simulation and control strategies for electric motors and generators.
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Electric Power and Power Electronics Center
The Illinois Institute of Technology is well-known for its high quality education and research programs in electric power and energy systems. The mission of the Electric Power and Power Electronics Center (EPPEC) is to make significant educational, research, and practical contributions to the fields of electric power, power electronics, electric machines, motor drives, and vehicular power systems. The tasks of the Center include the sponsorship of technical studies, which will enhance the role of university faculty, manufacturers, vendors, and consumers in power engineering research and education. The Center works with centers and departments across IIT, other institutions, government agencies, and industry to sponsor research projects, short courses, conferences, and seminars.
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Future Networking Research Laboratory
Research directions in the FunLab include Internet and wireless networks, with the objective to develop practical technologies that can provide quality-of-service (QoS) guaranteed multimedia applications over wireless and wireline Internet Protocol (IP) based networks. Specific research topics include service and application oriented network architectures, autonomic network management, Internet performance analysis, resource allocation and traffic engineering, network measurement, network security, wireless networks, and wireless/wireline interworking.
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Medical Imaging Research Center
MIRC is a research center focused on technological developments in biomedical imaging. MIRC faculty are developing new imaging modalities and new techniques for acquisition, processing and analysis of medical images.
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