Modern computing is on the cusp of witnessing paradigm changes expected to have a more far-reaching impact than what Moore’s law predicts. ECS researchers are working at the forefront of such a paradigm shift, conducting cutting-edge research from silicon-based storage and interconnect technologies, to quantum information science, neuromorphic computing, and human-centric computing. 

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ECS researchers are conducting research to understand fundamental characteristics of quantum systems through experimental, theoretical, and computational studies. These findings are used to gain control of and induce novel responses in such systems and enable new applications in quantum sensing and quantum computing. Emerging neuromorphic computing is another area in which we are making strides in developing new algorithms and hardware architecture to harvest massive parallel computation communication capability. Advanced research in this area will help achieve information processing capabilities that rival human brains. 

As an example, Dr. Salekin’s recent work on ubiquitous and human-centric computing can enhance our understanding of stuttering development and lead to change in the interventions and treatment of speech disfluency. ECS Students Team Up With Public Health and Anthropology Faculty to Develop COVID-19 Symptom Tracking App

Some notable ECS news stories in this area include:

Please explore the departmental webpages or the researchers’ websites below for more information.