EECS Research Centers
Center for Photonic Communication and Computing (CPCC)
Director: Prof. Prem Kumar
Center for Photonic Communication and Computing (CPCC) at Northwestern University conducts leading edge fundamental science and engineering research that leads to the development of advanced photonic communication and computing systems.
Center for Quantum Devices (CQD)
Director: Manijeh Razeghi
The Center for Quantum Devices (CQD) is a world-class research laboratory with a state-of the art crystal growth and device design/processing/testing facility. Our mission is to pursue academic excellence and high-level research in compound semiconductor science and nanotechnology.
Center for Ultra-scale Computing and Information Security (CUCIS)
Director: Prof. Alok Choudhary
The goal of the Center for Ultra-scale Computing and Information Security (CUCIS) is to conduct highly innovative research in many synergistic areas of ultra-scale computing and information technologies. Furthermore, the goal of the center is to foster and enable inter-disciplinary research in computing technologies that scale to these levels.
Motorola Center for Seamless Communications
Director: Aggelos K. Katsaggelos
The Motorola Center for Seamless Communications was established in August 1998. Originally named Motorola Center for Telecommunications Research, the goal of the center has been to serve as a collaborative effort between researchers in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at Northwestern University and Motorola to address a wide variety of important issues in the telecommunications industry. In December 2005, the center was renamed to Motorola Center for Seamless Communications to better reflect the center's future directions towards developing technologies focused on seamless mobility.
Director: Prof. Jorge Nocedal
The center members conduct research in theory and algorithms for optimization, develop models for novel application areas, and create optimization software and modeling tools. Current application areas include: Energy systems, machine learning, optimal design, healthcare, transportation and communication networks, and computational finance.