The Advanced Real-Time Computing Laboratory investigates a wide range of real-time
computing issues that are becoming increasingly important in the computing environment
involving audio and video streams, deeply embedded wireless sensors and real-time
databases. The laboratory has exciting new projects developing the theory and practice
of real-time stream data services in mobile and Internet applications, efficient data
services in wireless sensor networks and security/privacy protocols in both wireless
sensor networks and real-time systems.
The Computer Architecture and Power-Aware Systems Research Group investigates techniques
at the microarchitectural, systems and circuits levels for improving the performance,
energy-efficiency and reliability of modern microprocessors and memory systems.
The Computer Systems Research Group is engaged in experimental systems research in
the areas of networking, network processors, real-time network security, real-time
embedded systems, operating systems and large-scale visualization. The research involves
the design and implementation of actual prototype systems that work as opposed to
investigations that just use simulations and models. Networking protocols and real-time
file systems developed by this group are being commercialized.
The VLSI CAD group focuses on the physical design of high performance integrated circuits.
The group is best known for the development of the fractional cut-based feng shui
mixed-size placement tool and the associated legalization and detailed placement methods.
Other innovations from the group include non-Manhattan routing architectures, fast
topology based interconnect analysis methods and an effective approach to voltage
Operating Systems, Networking, and Distributed Systems
The GCRL contributes to research in several different areas of grid computing. Faculty
and student group members are undertaking projects to build interoperable grid-based
component frameworks including XCAT-C++ and LegionCCA; explore, characterize and improve
Web Services and XML performance and functionality; investigate dynamic grid object
and service evolution and deployment; and build large-scale, distributed systems to
Grid-enable instruments and sensor networks.
This research lab explores a wide range of issues related to building computer systems.
In particular, projects in mobile and ad hoc networks, parallel discrete event simulation
and high performance computer architecture.
The OSNET lab's research is focused on building and evaluating real-world high-performance
systems software. Projects span various aspects of operating systems, distributed
systems and wireless as well as wired networks. Current research projects include
distributed cluster resource virtualization, modeling channel characteristics for
wireless mesh and ad hoc networks and multi-resource scheduling for real-time systems.
The Data Mining Research Laboratory focuses on scalable data analysis techniques for
mining large and complex data from emerging real-world domains with application in
bioinformatics and computer security. Recent research topics include high-dimensional
data preprocessing, streaming data mining, gene expression analysis, genetic regulatory
networks, protein structure prediction and glioma migration study.
The mission of this laboratory is to conduct world-class research in the general area
of database and information retrieval systems. In recent years, this lab's research
has been focused mainly on Web-based search technology. In particular, conducting
research on scalable metasearching technology for providing unified access to the
many information sources on the Web.
Graphics, Image Processing and Vision
Graphics and Image Computing (GAIC) Laboratory[Lijun Yin] The GAIC laboratory features research projects in areas of computer graphics, computer
vision and image processing. Recent topics include face analysis, motion tracking,
modeling and animation, biometrics computing, view-dependent rendering, 3D range data
analysis and medical imaging. The GAIC is also interested in areas of human affects
computing and expression analysis.
Multimedia Research Laboratory[Mark Zhang] The Multimedia Research Laboratory conducts research projects across a broad range
of areas including computer vision and image understanding, multimedia and data mining,
and knowledge discovery. The laboratory's research has been substantially recognized
in both intellectual merits and broader impacts.
SVRL conducts cutting edge research in the areas of information security and software
reliability. Recent projects in SVRL have focused on verification of mobile processes
and security protocols, algorithms and tools for analyzing trust management policies,
mechanisms for ensuring information security in scientific workflows, and virtual
machine and network security.
Secure Systems and Software (S3) Group[Abu-Ghazaleh, Ghose, Gopalan, Kang, Ponomarev, Yang] The S3 Group conducts research in information and computer systems security, with
focus on developing applied technologies for secure and trustworthy real-world systems.
Members of our group have ongoing research projects in the areas of operating system
and virtual machine security, wireless and data center network security, security
policies and policy analysis, remote authentication of code execution, secure chip
architecture, provenance security, and privacy.