Research Areas : Information Systems

Information Systems research focuses on the development and application of mathematical models, techniques and algorithms for information processing, communication, and storage, broadly construed.

Faculty Research Focus
Amin Arbabian Integrated circuits and electromagnetic interfaces with a focus on design of “end-to-end” electronic systems/devices 
Ayfer Özgur Aydin wireless networks 
Nicholas Bambos high-performance networking, autonomic computing, service engineering  
Stephen Boyd convex optimization applications in control, signal processing, circuit design 
John M. Cioffi communications signal processing, coding and their applications to data transmission and storage 
Tom M. Cover network information theory, universal data compression and portfolio theory, information feedback, physical aspects of information  
Abbas El Gamal distributed information processing; digital imaging  
Jonathan Fan Optical properties of self-assembled metallodielectric colloidal clusters and plasmonics and nano-electronics 
John T. Gill, III complexity, probabilistic computation, data compression, error control codes 
Bernd Girod image and video processing, video coding algorithms, networked multimedia systems  
Andrea Goldsmith wireless systems and networks 
Robert M. Gray data compression, image processing, information and communication theory  
Ramesh Johari N/A 
Sachin Katti network coded wireless architecture, networked wireless systems 
Leonid Kazovsky optical networks with emphasis on metro and access applications 
Sanjay Lall dynamical systems and control theory  
Jure Leskovec mining and modeling large social and information networks 
Andrea Montanari modern coding theory; inference in graphical models and message passing algorithms; random counting/optimization problems; statistical mechanics 
Dwight Nishimura medical imaging systems  
Brad Osgood geometric analysis in mathematics and engineering  
Arogyaswami Paulraj wireless and mobile communications systems, antenna array processing  
John M. Pauly magnetic resonance imaging, image reconstruction, physics of data acquisition 
Marco Pavone development of methodologies for the analysis, design, and control of autonomous systems, with a particular emphasis on large-scale robotic networks and autonomous aerospace vehicles 
Ada Poon N/A 
Eric Pop intersection of nanoelectronics and nanoscale energy conversion. Most projects include both fundamental and applied, experimental and computational components. Some recent topics (as of 2013) include: Energy-efficient transistors, memory 
Balaji Prabhakar computer and wireless networks, algorithms, stochastic network theory  
Juan Rivas-Davila power electronics, RF power amplifiers, resonant converters, soft switching topologies and design of power converters for operation in harsh environments 
Amin Saberi algorithms, approximation algorithms, and algorithmic aspects of games, markets, and networks 
Benjamin Van Roy stochastic control, machine learning, economics and finance  
Brian Wandell vision science, spanning topics from visual disorders, reading development in children, to digital imaging devices and algorithms for both magnetic resonance imaging and digital imaging 
Tsachy Weissman information theory, statistical signal processing  
Benard Widrow artificial neural networks, adaptive filters and antenna arrays  
 
Projects:
A General System for Heuristic Solution of Nonconvex Problems
A New Lossy Compressor for Quality Scores Based on Rate Distortion Theory
Achieving the Capacity of the N-Relay Gaussian Diamond Network Within log N Bits
Active Queue Management
An Energy Harvesting 2×2 60GHz Transceiver with Scalable Data Rate of 38-to-2450Mb/s for Near Range Communication
An Integrated and Intelligent Locomotive Implant for Biomedical Applications
Analysis of Charge Pump Cells for Energy Harvesting Systems
Aperture-Interference Light Field (ALF) Microscopy for Imaging Fluorescent Volumes
Approximate Dynamic Programming for Linear Convex Stochastic Control
Array Compression for 3D Cartesian Sampling
Auditing IoT Communications with TLS-RaR
Automating the Design of Image Processing Pipelines for Novel Color Filter Arrays: Local, Linear, Learned (L3) Method
Bandwidth Estimation and Rate Control for Heterogeneous Wireless Networks
Blind Portfolio Auctions
Block Splitting for Large-Scale Distributed Learning
Bounds and Policies for Multi-Period Investment
Capacity Region of the Broadcast Channel with Two Deterministic Channel State Components
Channel Diversity needed for Vector Interference Alignment
CMOS 60GHz Beamforming Circuit Design for Active Imaging Application
Communication with Limited Feedback
Compensating Demand Response Participants Via Their Shapley Values
Control of Robotic Mobility-On-Demand Systems: a Queueing-Theoretical Perspective
DC-TCP: Efficient Packet Transport for the Commoditized Data Center
Delay-Rate Tradeoff for Ergodic Interference Alignment
Designing and Implementing Mobile Science Collaboratories for Middle School
Diffraction-aware Light Field Photography
Directed Regression
Efficient Distributed Locality Sensitive Hashing
Efficient Similarity Queries via Lossy Compression
Exact and Stable Covariance Estimation from Quadratic Sampling via Convex Programming
Extensions of Gauss Quadrature via Linear Programming
Fast Retrieval from Compressed Collections of Genomic Variants
Fixed Trajectory Speed Optimization
Image Reconstruction in Lower Extremities Perfusion Imaging: Combined Low-Rank Matrix-Completion and Image Segmentation
Improved Capacity Approximations
Incentives in Crowdsourcing Markets with Heterogeneous Tasks
Interface Circuits for a Wireless Image Sensor
Learning and Earning: Dynamic Pricing in an Unknown Environment with Memory
Learning to Optimize via Posterior Sampling
Level Crossing Statistics of Multihop Fading Channels in Amplify-and-Forward Relay Networks
Lowering the B1 Threshold for BEAR B1 Mapping
Message Passing for Dynamic Network Energy Management
Message Passing for Matrix Factorization
Miniature and Mass-Producible Fluorescence Microscopes for Biomedical Imaging
Minimax Estimation of KL Divergence between Discrete Distributions
Modelling and Experimental Analysis of Mobility-on-Demand Systems
Multi-Commodity Flow Models for Dynamic Energy Management
Multi-Version Coding in Distributed Storage
Near Optimal Energy Control and Approximate Capacity of Energy Harvesting Communication
Network MIMO Systems with Limited Backhaul Capacity
Null Space Learning In MIMO Cooperative Cellular Networks Using Interference Level Feedback
On Feedback in Gaussian Multi-Hop Networks
On the Ability of Mobile Sensor Networks to Diffuse Information
On the Fundamental Limitations of Performance for Distributed Decision-Making in Robotic Networks
OpenRadio: Programmable Wireless Infrastructure
Partitioned Multi-Indexing: Bringing Order to Social Search
Performance Bounds and Suboptimal Policies for Stochastic Control
pFabric: Minimalistic Near-Optimal Datacenter Transport
Picasso: Flexible RF and Spectrum Slicing
Promoting Active Learning & Leveraging Dashboards for Curriculum Assessment in an OpenEdX Introductory CS Course for Middle School
QED Effective Post-Silicon Validation and Debug
Quantifying the Influence of Online Media
Quantitative Models for Security Risk Management in Information Technology-Intensive Organizations
R2D2: Rapid and Reliable Data Delivery in Data Centers
Reservoir Management Based on Approximate Dynamic Programming
Robust Constellation Design in a Non Coherent Massive SIMO System
Sampling-Based Spacecraft Motion Planning
Scene3D: A Camera Simulation Pipeline for Computational Photography
Sigmoidal Programming
Stochastic Optimal Control With Dynamic, Time-Consistent Risk Constraints
Superposition coding is almost always optimal for the Poisson broadcast channel
Supporting Networked Collaborative Learning Using Eye-Tracking Technology to Augment Joint Visual Attention
The Mobile Device as a Sensor for Physical Activity and Health from Personal to Planetary Scale
Time, Energy and Resilience: Fundamental Limitations of Distributed Decision-Making on Hybrid Networks?
Tools and Methods for Large-Scale Convex Optimization
UltraFlow: A Hybrid Future Internet Architecture
Understanding Rate-Adaptation Algorithm in HTTP-based Video on Demand Streaming Service
Universal Estimation of Directed Information
Variable Topography Antenna for Single-Element Beam-Steering
Wireless monitoring of implantable pressure sensors
Wireless Network Simplification: the Gaussian Diamond Network with Multiple Antennas
Wireless Power Transfer Through Biological Tissue
Wirelessly Powered Transceivers for Biomedical Implants
Wyner-Ziv Coding of Video