Research Areas

The research conducted by IDS faculty and students covers a broad spectrum of problems, from advanced theory to practical algorithm implementation, in the following areas:

  • Biological and Medical Signal Processing and Analytics
  • Computational Imaging and Inverse Problems
  • Computational and Systems Biology
  • Computer Vision
  • Cyber Physical Systems and Smart Cities
  • Decision Theory, Control, and Optimization
  • Information Theory and Communications
  • Internet of Things and Smart Environments
  • Machine Learning and Inference
  • Medical Informatics
  • Mobile Computing and Networking
  • Privacy and Security
  • Signal, Image, and Video Processing

Research in these areas finds application in a wide range of societal needs such as disease detection and treatment, ecological and environmental monitoring, finance, information authentication and privacy, robotics and industrial automation, supply-chain management, smart-lighting, transportation, video surveillance and analytics, and wired and wireless communication networks (see research projects for details). This forms the nucleus of exciting and challenging study and thesis work at the Doctoral (PhD), Master’s (MS and MEng), and Bachelor’s (BS) levels with abundant financial support from the government and industry.