ECE is a leader or primary participant in many different research centers. Many of the centers listed below are interdisciplinary in nature, covering topics such as electronics, energy delivery, communications systems, machine learning, and engineering education delivery. These centers offer many opportunities for corporate partnerships and for enhancing educational experiences for undergraduate and graduate students. Please note that each center is responsible for the maintenance of its own site.
A large number of ECE faculty members also participate in interdisciplinary research institutes that focus on areas such as robotics, national security, data engineering and science, and bioengineering and bioscience. To learn more about the IRIs, visit the core research areas page, located on the Research at Georgia Tech website.
ECE Research Centers
The Arbutus Center for the Integration of Research and Education supports the Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) Program, leads the VIP Consortium of 35+ universities, and is developing strategies for the systemic reform of higher education in all disciplines.
Edward J. Coyle, Director
Julie Sonnenberg-Klein, Assistant Director
The Center for Space and Technology Research organizes, integrates, and facilitates Georgia Tech's wide range of space science and technology research activities, and is led by Thomas Orlando of the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry. ECE faculty members who are part of the C-STAR Faculty Council are listed below.
Morris B. Cohen, John D. Cressler, Ayanna Howard, and Paul G. Steffes
Center for Compound Semiconductors is a focal point for research and educational collaborations in the Georgia Tech community related to compound semiconductors, including conventional and nanotechnology materials and devices.
Russell D. Dupuis, Director
Center for Distributed Energy has been established with financial support from the Georgia Research Alliance and Georgia Tech to do advanced research and to develop technologies and holistic solutions that can transform electricity delivery and utilization. The Center is also uniquely focused on accelerating and de-risking technologies so that they can see faster adoption and higher impact.
Deepak Divan, Director
Center for Energy & Geo Processing creates innovative research practices and entrepreneurship-based education in the area of digital signal processing, machine learning, and analytics with applications to subsurface imaging and energy problems. The center is a partnership between Georgia Tech and King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) in Saudi Arabia.
Ghassan AlRegib and Ali Ahmad Al-Shaikhi, Directors
The Center for Cyber Operations Enquiry and Unconventional Sensing (COEUS) seeks to bring together faculty from different disciplines yet a common interest in computer security problems that are critical to our national security. The center has often been the place where leaders from the industry, government, and academia come together to address the security of emerging technologies critical to our nation. Currently, the center is comprised by a diverse set of faculty, researchers, students, and staff, who are all involved in research around the areas of attack attribution, cyber operations, wireless/mobile security, privacy, intrusion detection, systems security, applied cryptography, machine learning, and data mining.
Manos Antonakakis and Angelos Keromytis, Co-Directors
Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics is an interdisciplinary resource for research and education in flexible organic and photonic materials and devices that support the information technology, energy, and defense sectors.
Bernard Kippelen, Director
Center for Research into Novel Computing Hierarchies (CRNCH) is an interdisciplinary research center focused on finding novel ways to compute that can restart computer performance scaling in today's the post-Dennard scaling era. This includes neuromorphic, quantum, reconfigurable, and thermodynamic computing, among other approaches.
Tom Conte, Director
Rich DeMillo, David Bader, and Vivek Sarkar, Associate Directors
Center for Signal and Information Processing conducts research and education in signal and information processing with applications in machine learning, telecommunications, human-machine communications, medical technology, sensor networks, radar, sonar, and geophysics.
James H. McClellan, Director
Fiber-Wireless Integration and Networking (FiWIN) Center for Heterogeneous Mobile Data Communications is led by Georgia Tech, in collaboration with Auburn University and the site Director is Professor Shiwen Mao. The center is favorably positioned to explore emerging access network architectures, functional designs of network elements, and using DSP technologies and machine-learning algorithms to optimize system interfaces and operations for next generation mobile communication systems.
G.K. Chang, Director
Georgia Electronic Design Center fosters growth in the broadband telecommunications industry and aims to establish Georgia as a world leader in the design of broadband communication systems, devices, and chips.
Stephen Ralph, Director
John D. Cressler, Associate Director
The Center for Machine Learning at Georgia Tech is an interdisciplinary research center that is both a home for thought leaders and a training ground for the next generation of the field's pioneers. Machine learning aims to produce machines that can learn from their experiences and make predictions based on those experiences and other data they have analyzed.
Justin K. Romberg, Associate Director (ECE)
Irfan Essa, Director (CoC)
Sebastian Pokutta (ISyE), Le Song (CoC), and Zsolt Kira (GTRI), Associate Directors
National Electric Energy Testing Research and Applications Center is a membership-based center providing innovative analytical, engineering, research, and testing services for the electric energy delivery industry.
Richard A. Hartlein, Director
3D Systems Packaging Research Center is the largest university-based research and education center focusing on next generation, system-level packaging of electronics. The Center is sponsored by the National Science Foundation.
Madhavan Swaminathan, Director
The Tri-institutional Center for Translational Research in Neuroimaging and Data Science is focused on developing, applying and sharing advanced analytic approaches and neuroinformatics tools that leverage advanced brain imaging and omics data, with a goal of translating these approaches into biomarkers that can help address relevant areas of brain health and disease. This center is an effort among Georgia State University, Georgia Tech, and Emory University.
Vince Calhoun, Director
Teaching Enhancement via Small-Scale Affordable Labs (TESSAL) Center develops portable, affordable lab experiments into lecture-based courses throughout the ECE curriculum. Areas covered include signals and systems, sensors, control systems, power systems, and computer engineering.
Kevin Ferri, Program Director
James Steinberg and Allen Robinson, Co-Directors
University Center of Excellence for Photovoltaics Research and Education is a U.S. Department of Energy-supported center engaged in research and development in advanced photovoltaic materials and devices aimed at accelerating the development of cost-effective photovoltaics.
Ajeet Rohatgi, Director
Last revised May 21, 2020