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Bioinformatics, Information Theory, and Communications Laboratory
The BiIT Comm Laboratory is a facility dedicated to research in the areas of Communications, Information Theory and Bioinformatics. In the Communications area several projects are under way in Space Time coding, Multiple Input Multiple Output communication systems, Wireless Sensor Networks and Advanced Modulation formats for bandwidth and power efficient communications. In the bioinformatics area projects focus on applying principles of source and channel coding theory, information theory and pattern recognition to analyze and model genetic structures.
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Electric Drives and Energy Conversion Laboratory
The Electric Drives and Energy Conversion (EDEC) laboratory houses research on advanced power electronics and energy conversion solutions towards sustainable energy technology. Using fundamentals of electromagnetic energy conversion, the lab focuses on improving efficiency of electric machines and developing of fault-tolerant control strategies for power electronics and motor drive systems. Some specific research topics include the design and implementation of advanced power electronic converters for automotive systems, embedded controllers for renewable energy systems, innovative machine designs, analysis and simulation and control strategies for electric motors and generators.
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Electric Power and Power Electronics Center
The Illinois Institute of Technology is well-known for its high quality education and research programs in electric power and energy systems. The mission of the Electric Power and Power Electronics Center (EPPEC) is to make significant educational, research, and practical contributions to the fields of electric power, power electronics, electric machines, motor drives, and vehicular power systems. The tasks of the Center include the sponsorship of technical studies, which will enhance the role of university faculty, manufacturers, vendors, and consumers in power engineering research and education. The Center works with centers and departments across IIT, other institutions, government agencies, and industry to sponsor research projects, short courses, conferences, and seminars.
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Embedded Computing and Signal Processing Research Group
ECASP Research Laboratory is dedicated to the development of high performance and low power computing platforms targeted at computationally intensive problems in the fields of Signal and Image Processing, System-on-Chip (SoC) Designs, Ultrasonic Imaging, and High Performance Application-Specific Computing Systems. Currently we have projects in Reconfigurable Architectures, Computer Vision and Image Analysis, Target Detection and Estimation, Data Compression, Neural Networks, FPGA-based DSP Systems, Wireless Sensor Networks for Medical and Industrial Applications, Smart Sensors for Drone with Applications in the Area of Robotics and Transportations, and Home Automation.
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Future Networking Research Laboratory
Research directions in the FunLab include Internet and wireless networks, with the objective to develop practical technologies that can provide quality-of-service (QoS) guaranteed multimedia applications over wireless and wireline Internet Protocol (IP) based networks. Specific research topics include service and application oriented network architectures, autonomic network management, Internet performance analysis, resource allocation and traffic engineering, network measurement, network security, wireless networks, and wireless/wireline interworking.
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Medical Imaging Research Center
MIRC is a research center focused on technological developments in biomedical imaging. MIRC faculty are developing new imaging modalities and new techniques for acquisition, processing and analysis of medical images.
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Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (WISER)
WISER develops close collaborations among numerous programs at IIT with a focus on development of energy-related inter-professional educational and research programs and proposals. The strategy of the institute is to use a least-cost path to improve energy efficiency, enhance power reliability and security, minimize pollution, and continue the de-carbonization of the global energy system. IIT researchers believe that the end point of this evolution will be electrification of most stationary energy uses with such high-tech renewables as photovoltaic, solar-thermal and wind energy, and the use of hydrogen as the dominant transportation fuel in fuel-cell powered electric vehicles. The institute also has plans to develop research and educational partnerships with the City of Chicago, State of Illinois, industry, national laboratories and other universities. The institute goal is to play a major role in identifying future research directions for shaping national energy policy and sustainability initiatives.
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