Research Spotlight

In the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department at Boston University, faculty, students, and industry experts come together to solve today’s most complex challenges. Working side by side, they collaborate with colleagues at universities and organizations around the world to invent the new technologies of tomorrow.

Professors and students describe some of their ongoing research projects in the links below:

Current Projects

Project Title Boston University Researchers
A Tool-Chain to Accelerate Synthetic Biological Engineering (TASBE) Swapnil Bhatia (Post Doc), Traci Haddock (Post Doc), and Professor Douglas Densmore
Aperiodic Photonic-Plasmonic Structures with Broadband Field Enhancement for Optical Limiting Applications Gary Walsh (PhD ’13) and Professor Luca Dal Negro
Combined Light and Carrier Localization in High-Refractive Index Silicon Nanocrystal Structures: A Novel Approach for Si-Based Lasers (NSF-CAREER) Nate Lawrence (PhD ’13) and Professor Luca Dal Negro
Deterministic Aperiodic Structures for On-Chip Nanophotonics and Nanoplasmonics Device Applications Jacob Trevino (PhD ’15) and Professor Luca Dal Negro
Discovering Regulatory Sequences for Eukaryotic Transcription Using Interferometric Optical Biosensors Sunmin Ahn (PhD ’13), Xirui Zhang (PhD ’14), Professor Charles DeLisi (BME), and Professor Selim Ünlü (ECE)
Energy and Performance-Aware Run-Time Management of Manycore Systems Chao Chen (PhD ’14), Jie Meng (PhD ’14), and John-Nicholas Furst (CE ’13); Professors Ajay Joshi and Ayse Coskun
Exploratory Video Search Greg Castañón (PhD), Yuting Chen (PhD) and Professor Venkatesh Saligrama (ECE, SE)
Green Software: Optimization for Performance, Energy, and Temperature Can Hankendi (PhD ’15) and Ashfaquzzaman Khan (PhD ’13); Professors Ayse Coskun and Martin Herbordt
Multiplexed Optofluidic Biosensing on Deterministic Aperiodic Nano-Structures Seung Lee (BME ’13) and Professor Luca Dal Negro
Plastic Neuromorphic Hardware for Autonomous Navigation in Mobile Robots Schuyler Eldridge (PhD ’16), Mahmoud Zangeneh (PhD ’15), Dr. Florian Raudies, Dr. Massimiliano Versace, and Professor Ajay Joshi
Research in Wireless Communications Using the Visible Spectrum (Smart Lighting ERC) Ashish Agarwal (PhD ’10), Tarik Borogovac (PhD ’09), Jimmy Chau (MS ’11), Aaron Ganick (EE ’10, MS ’12), Pattaya Hongsmatip (EE ’12), Jamesy Jean Michel (EE ’12), Gregary Prince (PhD ’15), Michael Rahaim (PhD ’14), Zeyu Wu (PhD ’11), and Professor Thomas Little
Self-Cleaning Solar Panels for Desert Installation Rob Sumner (MS ’12) and Jeremy Stark (PhD ’14); Professors Mark Horenstein and Malay Mazumder
Ultraslow Anomalous Photon Diffusion in Aperiodic Complex Media Professor Luca Dal Negro
Using Overhead Lights for Wireless Communications Promises to Substantially Increase the Capacity of Existing Wireless Networks Gary Walsh (PhD ’13) and Professor Luca Dal Negro
Video Condensation by Ribbon Carving Zhuangzhuang Li (CE ’14), Wei Liu (EE ’14), and Huan-Yu Wu (EE ’10); Professors Prakash Ishwar and Janusz Konrad

You can also browse through our archive or view a complete list of past and present projects.