Strategic Areas & Centers

Research Strengths Include:

  • Energy Systems, Sustainability and Power Generation
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Transportation Engineering and Infrastructure Sustainability
  • Water Resources and Quality
  • Computer Vision
  • Materials and Smart Sensors
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human Computer Interaction and Virtual Reality

Research Centers

Clustered Research = Big Opportunities

UCF’s clustered research efforts join experts from a variety of disciplines and fields, and provide many benefits, including: a streamlined process; opportunities to¬†partner with renowned researchers, higher national and international visibility; increased funding potential; and an avenue to train the future science and tech workforce with industry-relevant skills.

See the CECS Research Excellence brochure, showcasing our centers of excellence directed by faculty who have each made significant contributions in their fields.

Research Focus Areas by Department

Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering

— transportation safety
— stormwater management
— water resources
— structural sensing

EECS РComputer Science

— computer vision
— digital forensics
— affective computing
— modeling and simulation

EECS – Electrical and Computer Engineering

— microelectronics
— antennas and microwaves
— computer systems and architecture
— cyber physical systems (communications, controls and signal processing)
— microsystems and nanosystems
— hardware security
— electromagnetics and optics
— electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection
— smart sensors
— smart grid technology (distribution and control)

Industrial Engineering and Management Systems

— neuro-ergonomics
— human systems integration
— operations research
— decision analysis
— modeling, simulation and training

Materials Science and Engineering

— electronic materials
— semiconductor interconnects
— nanomaterials
— magnetics
— biological materials
— bioengineering
— organic and molecular engineering
— novel materials
— shape-memory alloys
— structural materials

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

— mechanics and materials
— heat transfer
— internal combustion engine optimization
— laser machining
— manufacturing
— advanced turbomachinery