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Research labs

Advancing Next Generation Learning Environments (ANGLE)
Robert K. Atkinson and George Runger
Measuring user experience with state-of-the-art physiological sensors, creating learning environments that dynamically adjust their difficulty according to changes in user’s affective states, and developing augmented reality enhanced-systems to support learning and training.

Arizona Center for Integrative Modeling and Simulation
Hessam S. Sarjoughian
Research activities span modeling theories/methodologies, simulation algorithms/techniques, modeling and simulation tool development, and software architecture/design. In recent years, research has focused on poly-formalism modeling, meta-modeling, and cloud-based simulation with applications to semiconductor supply-chain enterprises, human/landscape processes, and cyber-physical systems. Research concepts, theories, and methods are developed and when successful they are introduced into the DEVS-Suite Simulator and the Component-based System Modeling and Simulator.

Automated Reasoning Group
Joohyung Lee
The Automated Reasoning Group is interested in designing and building intelligent systems, which can perform automated reasoning based on the knowledge represented in a formal language, thereby intelligently handling open-ended tasks by *thinking*. Towards this end, the group has been working on knowledge representation and reasoning, computational logic, logic programming, commonsense reasoning, reasoning under uncertainty, ontology modeling, cognitive robotics, security and question answering.

Autonomous Agents and Intelligent Robotics Lab (AAIR-Lab)
Siddharth Srivastava
Sequential decision making under uncertainty, integrated task and motion planning, robotic mobile manipulation, generalized planning, knowledge representation, probabilistic programming, probabilistic inference and machine learning.

Center for Cognitive Ubiquitous Computing (CUbiC)
Sethuraman Panchanathan, Troy McDaniel, Jay Klein
The purpose of the Center for Cognitive Ubiquitous Computing is to make fundamental contributions in the areas of human-centered multimedia and ubiquitous computing through the design, development, evaluation and deployment of assistive, rehabilitative and healthcare technologies that augment the sensation, perception, and cognition of humans to a level above their innate abilities.

Center for Embedded Systems, an NSF Industry-University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC)
Sarma Vrudhula, Hugh Barnaby, K. Selcuk Candan, Georgios Fainekos, Yann-Hang Lee, Aviral Shrivastava, Carole-Jean Wu, Shimeng Yu
CES collaborates with leading electronics companies to serve as a center of excellence in education and research in the design and use of embedded computing systems. Its research expertise areas include power, energy and thermal-aware design; electronic system-level (ESL) design and technologies; embedded multicore architectures and programming; embedded software systems; cyber-physical systems; and integrated circuit technologies, design, and test. Member companies include Intel, Raytheon Missile Systems, Qualcomm Technologies, Toyota, Marvell Semiconductor, Johnson Controls, Alphacore, General Dynamics, Rockwell Collins, and UTC Aerospace Systems.

Cognitive Information Processing Systems (CIPS) Lab
Hasan Davulcu
Information extraction, linking and complex pattern discovery from semi-structured and unstructured data sources.

Compiler Microarchitecture Lab
Aviral Shrivastava
We ponder on questions like: How will the processors of the future look like? What kind of software will they run? Our objective is to develop hardware and software development tools required for near-future computing.

Computing Systems & Informatics (CSI) for Learning
Sharon Hsiao
Research & design diverse learning technologies (personalized & social technologies, educational data mining & modeling, visual analytics & recommenders).

CySIS Lab (Cyber-Socio Intelligent Systems Lab)
Paulo Shakarian
Designing intelligent systems for understanding and securing cyber and social systems.

Data Mining and Machine Learning Lab (DMML)
Huan Liu
Leading novel and creative research through the application of data mining, machine learning, social computing, and artificial intelligence.

Data Systems Lab (DataSys)
Mohamed Sarwat
The mission of DataSys is growing data systems research through education, innovation and discovery as well as bridging the gap between the data systems community and other scientific and business domains that may benefit from data management solutions. Members of the Data Systems lab design experimental data management systems that enable emerging applications, involve the human in the system design, process non-traditional data types, or support emerging software platforms or hardware paradigms.

Emerging Device and Architecture Group
Shimeng Yu
Emerging devices and circuits beyond CMOS; New computing paradigms beyond Boolean logic.

K. Selcuk Candan and Maria Luisa Sapino
Data management and analysis, big data, multimedia.

Energy-Efficient Computer Architecture Lab
Carole-Jean Wu
Energy-efficient architecture, shared resource management for heterogeneous computing, high-performance cache design.

Geometry Systems Laboratory
Yalin Wang
Development of novel geometry analysis systems with applications on brain imaging and general imaging analysis.

Health Engineering Applications Lab (HEAL)
John Femiani, Ashraf Gaffar, Tom Sugar, Kevin Gary, Angela Sodemann
Mobile, web, gaming, and systems for clinical applications.

Sandeep K. S. Gupta, Georgios Varsamopoulos
Safe, secure, and sustainable mobile and cyber-physical computing and networking.

Innovative Learner and User Experience Lab (iLUX)
Robert Atkinson
The iLUX lab combines advanced EEG monitoring and eye-tracking technology to shed light on usability issues that face our clients. Using state-of-the art equipment and techniques, we are able to provide clear, accurate, and objective data that goes beyond personal opinions and assumptions. Our consultants can assist you with research design, data analysis and visualization, and PhD-level advice by qualified, publishing researchers.

Intelligent Interactive Instructional Systems
Kurt VanLehn
Finding methods for combing human and machine intelligence to increase student learning.

International Logistics and Productivity Improvement Laboratory
Rene Villalobes
The International Logistics and Productivity Improvement Laboratory performs industry-oriented research within three main areas: supply chain and logistics; quality and productivity; and marketing and strategic planning. 

Knowledge Representation and BioAI lab
Chitta Baral
Representation and reasoning with knowledge, natural language understanding and applications to molecular biology.

Mobile Ad hoc ReSearch (MARS)
Violet R. Syrotiuk
Research on mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) including wireless sensor networks (WSNs), delay tolerant networks (DTNs), vehicular ad hoc networks (VANETs) among others. Interests in medium access control protocols and higher layer protocols, cross-layer design and optimization, applying techniques from combinatorics, and designed experiments.

ONRL (Optimization and Networking Research Laboratory)
Guoliang Xue
ONRL is home to many dedicated graduate students and undergraduate students, conducting high quality research in many areas, including human-centric computing, crowdsourcing to smart phones, privacy and security, robustness and survivability; and optimal resource allocation.

Parallel Systems and Computing Laboratory (PSCLab)
Fengbo Ren
We focus on bringing energy efficiency and data/signal intelligence into a wide spectrum of today’s computing infrastructures, from data center/edge node server systems to wearable/IoT devices. We aspire to provide real-time and energy-efficient computing solutions for data analytics and information processing.

Research Laboratory for Virtualized Infrastructure, Systems, and Applications (VISA)
Ming Zhao
Cloud computing, high-performance computing and big data.

Secure Networking And Computing (SNAC)
Dijiang Huang
Research focus on computer and network security, mobile ad hoc networks, network virtualization, and mobile cloud computing.

Security Engineering for Future Computing (SEFCOM)
Gail-Joon Ahn
The mission of SEFCOM is to make a significant impact on our society through innovative research projects, assurable development, and hands-on training programs in the areas of cyberspace security and defense. Current research interests include identity management and access control, formal models for computer security, network and distributed systems security including mobile and cloud computing, vulnerability and risk assessment and cybercrime analysis among others.

Self-Organizing Particle Systems (SOPS) Lab
Andrea W. Richa
Investigating the theoretical and algorithmic underpinnings of programmable matter, largely through the lens of distributed computing and randomized algorithms. Though collaborations, we also develop simple robotic systems through which we realize and test our algorithms.

Semantic Computing and Big Data Lab
Srividya Bansal
Semantic computing, big data integration, web service description, discovery, and composition, outcome-based instruction design in STEM, software engineering education.

Visual Analysis and Data Exploration Research (VADER)
Ross Maciejewski
Visual analytics, information visualization, health informatics, crime analysis, non-photorealistic rendering.

Visual Representation and Processing Laboratory
Baoxin Li
We perform research related to computer vision, multimedia processing, statistical methods in visual computing, and assistive technologies.

Yochan Group
Subbarao Kambhampati
Automated Planning, Scheduling; Integrated AI systems, Human-Robot Interaction Information Integration, Social Media Analysis.