Institute for Information Sciences


Radar & Remote Sensing Lab

Research in  Radar Systems & Remote Sensing Laboratory (RSL) runs the gamut from experimental system development to theoretical signal processing and electromagnetics (EM). Current topics of investigation include multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO), pulse agility, compressive sensing, adaptive transmission, multi-mode operation, high-power spectral efficiency, antenna array/element optimization, and much more. Radar research encompasses multiple disciplines including radio frequency (RF) systems design, estimation & detection theory, computational/theoretical EM, optimization theory, electromagnetic compatibility/electromagnetic interference (EMC/EMI), and signal processing. Faculty and students are engaged in a wide variety of projects ranging from the design, construction, and experimentation of actual radar systems in hardware to the theoretical analysis and development of advanced mathematical concepts.

Information Assurance Lab

The Information Assurance Laboratory (IAL) focuses on developing, verifying and fielding high-assurance information systems. Its purpose is to provide a University-wide focal point for those involved in information assurance research, education and implementation. IAL faculty and students perform research including theoretical modeling, high-assurance system synthesis and verification, security modeling and analysis, network security, and database security. IAL faculty manage and implement the MSIT program in information security as well as teach information assurance principles throughout the University. Finally, IAL staff affiliates are responsible for developing and implementing information security across the University.

Communication & Signal Processing Lab

The Communications & Signal Processing Laboratory investigates the transmission of information-bearing signals through physical channels and the processing of signals from physical sources. Research encompasses the disciplines of communication theory, signal processing, information theory, and estimation and detection. Faculty and students are engaged in projects in a wide range of applications, including energy-efficient wireless communication, error correction coding, optical communications, waveform diverse radar, receiver synchronization, and audio signal processing. 

Networking Systems Lab

The Networking Systems Laboratory investigates all aspects of information processing and transport. Faculty and graduate students in NSL work on high-capacity networks, optical systems, agile and software defined radios, innovative transmitter and receiver design, and reliable and robust mobile networks. The laboratory integrates leading edge research with practical implementation and applications. The focus of NSL is to efficiently deliver reliable communications services across a wide range of challenging mediums to user applications. Recent projects involve radio design, Bluetooth and RFID evaluation, optical sensors for biology, and radio spectrum measurement and management.


Computer Systems Design Lab

The Computer Systems Design Laboratory (CSDL) focuses on the design, implementation and verification of systems whose primary components include computers. CSDL research addresses the design of computing systems ranging from small embedded elements to large distributed computing environments covering all aspects of the system lifecycle from requirements analysis through testing and validation. 

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