Main Departmental Office
Discovery Park, Room B270
1155 Union Circle #310470
Denton, TX 76203-5017
Web site: www.ee.unt.edu
Shengli Fu, Interim Chair
The Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of North Texas commits to achieving excellence in research and graduate education in major electrical engineering areas. Our primary goals include: (1) to provide high quality innovative educational programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels to foster learning, ethical standards, and leadership qualities; (2) to pursue excellence in research at the frontiers of electrical engineering; (3) to facilitate access to our faculty expertise and our modern facilities, and (4) to serve the industry, the profession, and other constituents in North Texas, the state and the nation.
The Department of Electrical Engineering has state-of-the-art instructional and research laboratories and software to provide practical and advanced hands-on experiences. Some laboratories and instrumentation from other departments are also available for interdisciplinary work.
The Analog, RF and Mixed-Signal Design Laboratory supports teaching, research and development of RF, microwave systems and antenna designs. Researchers in this laboratory design, fabricate and test new RF/microwave/millimeter-wave circuits both in the board level and the chip level. Researchers also design new antennas for different applications. All activities are supported by facilities for simulations, prototyping and measurement of RF/microwave components and systems.
The Autonomous Systems Laboratory focuses on information assurance, decision making and video communications aspects in autonomous systems, such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The laboratory consists of infrastructure and simulation tools necessary to develop protocols for autonomous systems and to analyze their performance. The laboratory has several indoor and outdoor robots that are used to develop and test decentralized decision-making and task-scheduling algorithms. The laboratory’s infrastructure includes a wireless video sensor network platform suitable for simulating applications such as video surveillance.
The Communications and Signal Processing Laboratory (CSPL) focuses on design and development of advanced communication techniques to provide efficient and robust information transmission over wired and wireless networks. Working in concert with academia and industry partners, CSPL is dedicated to research in coding, information theory, encryption, wireless networking and software defined radio.
The Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Laboratory supports teaching and research activities related to analog, digital, mixed signal, VLSI/SoC design, test and test verification. Resources include Cadence, Xilinx, LabVIEW, MATLAB, Advanced Design Systems, and Mentor Graphics.
Research in the Speech, Music and Digital Signal Processing Laboratory involves the study of different acoustic aspects, including speech (production, perception, transmission, analysis and synthesis, recognition, and speaker identification), ultrasound, hearing prosthetics, music (analysis, synthesis and transcription), and management of acoustic signals with applications of digital signal processing methods and devices. Researchers are interested in human–computer verbal dialog interfaces and in the influence of auditory perception on emotions. The laboratory is equipped with a large acoustic booth, audio analyzers, and modern hardware and software.
The main goal of the Vision, Robotics and Control Systems Laboratory is to support research in the areas of large-scale dynamical networks, decentralized control, pattern recognition, image processing, computer vision, computational intelligence, robotics and allied areas. The laboratory consists of infrastructure and simulation tools for computer vision and pattern recognition applications and control systems design.
The Wireless Systems and Sensor Networks Research Laboratory focuses on system-level issues that are critical for the design of high-performance wireless networks and intelligent sensor networks. Current research topics include energy efficient networking protocols for distributed sensor networks, experimental and theoretical study of wireless system performance, statistical and real-time signal processing, measurement and modeling of wireless channels, optimum network deployment and connectivity, and development of sensor networks for environmental monitoring applications.
The Texas Environmental Observatory (TEO) aims to provide near real-time data on environmental conditions in the state of Texas using a ground-based network of observatories. It also provides cyber infrastructure to make these data readily available to the public and amenable to modeling analysis and synthesis (www.teo.unt.edu). TEO operates one station in Discovery Park.