As an Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) graduate student, your research opportunities include access to state-of-the-art equipment and modern facilities to experiment, model, build, and innovate. Our department boasts over a dozen specialty labs with an annual funding level of nearly $5 million.
You may also tap into such resources as our fabrication lab, ECE shop, and dedicated computer clusters. Our more than 60 science and engineering computer applications range from development and modeling programs to digital signal processing and data visualization tools.
PhD students will find a range of research possibilities at WPI. Faculty members are involved in research that encompasses a range of fields.
Faculty who have particular expertise in Healthcare/Quality of Life research investigate areas including MRI/medical/electromagnetic imaging methods, biomedical signal processing/modeling/instrumentation, on-body antenna prototyping wearable sensors, and body area networking.
WPI faculty members lead cutting-edge research into Smart and Connected World areas. Their areas of specialty:
- Robotics: Current research in optimization, robotic controls, localization for cooperative robotics, automata theory, and machine vision/recognition offers opportunities for direct and independent research.
- CyberPhysical Systems: Faculty research includes cognitive and software-defined radio, embedded systems, real-time digital signal processing, high-performance computing, logic synthesis, RF/microwave circuits, mixed-signal/VLSI circuits, wireless communications and networking, localization, estimation, and detection, and applied and numerical electromagnetics.
- Energy & Sustainability: Ongoing projects are looking at power systems and quality, solar/wind/renewable energy, high-voltage technology, power electronics, energy conversion, smart cities, and sustainability engineering,
Students interested in Security and Privacy research will find opportunities in cryptographic algorithm implementation, secure control of cyberphysical systems, network security, physical security, embedded security, and side-channel cryptanalysis.