Research in EECS
Groups & Labs
AquaLab - Research in Distributed Computing
Headed by Fabián Bustamante
We conduct research on large-scale distributed systems and networking. Our approach is mainly experimental, focusing on the design, deployment and evaluation of systems that people use.
Atomic and Photonic Technology Laboratory
Our work includes projects ranging from quantum teleportation to holographic correlation.
Bio-Inspired Sensors and Optoelectronics Laboratory
Headed by Hooman Mohseni
The Bio-inspired Sensors and Optoelectronics Lab (BISOL) has a general goal of producing novel photonics and optoelectronic devices inspired by nature.
Center for Connected Learning (CCL) and Computer-Based Modeling
Headed by Uri Wilensky
CCL is dedicated to the creative use of technology to deepen learning. In support of its research mission, we at the CCL also develop tools and curricula for use in both classrooms and informal learning settings.
Communications and Networking Laboratory
Headed by Randy Berry, Dongning Guo, Abraham Haddad, Michael Honig, CC Lee
The Communications and Networking Laboratory is the home to faculty, students and postdocs studying communication and networking.
Computational Vision Group
Research Interests: Computer Vision; Visual Motion Tracking/Capturing/Recognition; Statistical Learning and Pattern Recognition;
Headed by Haoqi Zhang
Delta Lab is an interdisciplinary research lab and design studio at Northwestern University. Our driving mission is to improve the way we design, work, learn, play, and fundamentally change the way we interact.
Headed by Jason Hartline
The Economics Group studies the interplay between the algorithmic, economic, and social aspects of the Internet and related systems, and develops ways to facilitate users' interactions in these systems.
Electron Transport Lab
Engineering Markets Initiative
A collaboration between McCormick Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Kellogg Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences.
Image and Video Processing Laboratory
Headed by A.K. Katsaggelos
The lab's objective is to generate cutting-edge research results in the fields of multimedia signal processing, multimedia communications, and computer vision.
Intelligent Information Laboratory
Headed by Larry Birnbaum and Kristian Hammond
The InfoLab's mission is to make information access relevant to the specific moment and task at hand. We construct systems that connect users with information, services, people, and community on the basis of the context of their in-the-moment activity.
Interactive Audio Lab
Headed by Bryan Pardo
We apply machine learning, signal processing, natural language processing, and database search techniques to make new auditory tools and interfaces.
Metamaterials and Nanophotonic Devices Lab
Headed by Koray Aydin
The research program in the Metamaterials and Nanophotonic Devices Lab is mainly focused on the broad area of nanophotonics, an emerging field strategically positioned at the intersection of electrical engineering, applied physics, materials science and nanoscience.
Northwestern Lab for Internet and Security Technology (LIST)
The theme of my research is to understand the complex artifacts of the current Internet through measurement, monitoring and diagnosis of the large-scale Internet traffic.
Northwestern Networks Group
Headed by Aleksandar Kuzmanovic.
Northwestern undergraduates are more than welcome --- projects are always available.
Current research projects:
NuCAD Research Laboratory
Headed by Hai Zhou
The VLSI design productivity crisis, that is, the fact that the number of available transistors grows much faster than the ability to design them meaningfully, has become the greatest threat to the growth of semiconductor industry.
Parallel Architecture Group at Northwestern (PARAG@N)
Headed by Nikos Hardavellas
The overreaching research umbrella at the Parallel Architecture Lab at Northwestern (PARAG@N) is energy-efficient computing. At the macro scale, computers consume inordinate amounts of energy, negatively impacting the economics and environmental footprint of computing. At the micro scale, power constraints prevent us from riding Moore's Law. We attack both problems by identifying sources of energy inefficiencies and working at hardware/software techniques for cross-stack energy optimization.
Qualitative Reasoning Group
The Qualitative Reasoning Group conducts research on efforts to both create new kinds of cognitive systems and model human cognition. We have strong collaborations with other cognitive scientists in a number of fields at various institutions.
Tangible Interaction Design and Learning (TIDAL) Lab
Headed by Michael Horn
Emerging interactive technology is rapidly transforming the ways in which we work, play, communicate, and learn. Research in tangible interaction attempts to blur the line between digital technology and the broader physical, social, and cultural worlds within which computer use is situated. At the TIDAL Lab, we are exploring the use of tangible interaction to create innovative learning experiences.