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Research Fields

Research target

A. The research area of Computer Engineering:

This area contains two major fields.

  1. Design of embedded systems. This field includes

    • Embedded systems: Design of hardware and software to obtain the optimal system performance and manufacturing cost. Ex: the embedded system design of Linux-based, ARM-based, SOPC-based, Network-based, Wireless-based, Real-time OS.

    • SOP-based embedded systems: Based on the structure of SOPC-based hardware, develop all kinds of Real-time Microkernel and related testimony and development system and integrate with Linux-based Personal Computer.

    • OP-based algorithm processing system: Based on the structure of SOPC-based hardware, design every kind of processing unit for arithmetic, image processing and graph recognition and integrate with SOPC-based embedded system and Linux-based personal computer to form an algorithm processing system.

  2. Design of VLSI circuit systems. This field includes

    • SOC-platform IP technology: Design and develop SOC-platform related IP technology like 6502, ARM v4 "...", etc.

    • Design of application-specific IC: Ex: data compression/decompression, Viterbi decoder, RSA encryption/decryption, AES encryption/decryption, ECC encryption/decryption, IEEE1394 data link layer and high speed USB controller.

    • Design of SOC-based algorithm processing unit: Ex: design of processing unit for image processing and graph recognition.

    • Cell-based IC: Ex: design of CAD Tool and Layout for Placement & Routing, Power & Timing Analysis, Optimization Algorithms.

    • Low-power IC: Ex: the design of Bus and Cache Memory.

B. The research area of Electronic system:

This area contains two major fields.

  1. The design of analog system. This field includes

    • RF system: Ex: microwave component, EM interference and compatibility, wireless transceiver systems.

    • Analog IC design: Ex: design and layout of analog IC, IC design of planar surface monitor, power management, driver IC design, sensor IC design and design of consumer-specific electronic equipment.

    • Technology and application of power electronics: Ex: recycled energy, electrical energy transformation, power reservation, power quality, power loss management in unloaded condition.

  2. The communication and signal processing. This field includes

    • Technology and application of communication networks: Ex: protocol design of network communication, system design and performance analysis of communication networks, design and applications of broadband mobile networks and the technology of multimedia communication.

    • Wireless communication Systems: design of multiple input/multiple output (MIMO) structure, estimation of communication channel parameters, noise suppressing ( multi-user detector and beam-former ), baseband design of WiFi/WiMax/WCDMA , access technology of next generation wireless communication, coding technology.

    • Communication signal processing: Ex: design of baseband transceiver systems, real time signal system, applications of adaptive filter and the compression of audio signal.

    • Image processing and visual applications: Ex: image compression, image analysis, graph recognition, video communication, applications of color and vision.

C. The research area of Optoelectronic and Semiconductor Engineering:

This area contains two major fields.

1. Optoelectronic engineering. This field includes:
    • Display and lighting technologies: Ex: liquid crystal display, field emission display, light emitting diode (LED), white light LED, and organic LED.

    • Optical communication and fiber sensing technologies: Ex: system design and performance analysis of optical communication network, design and applications of optical fiber components or subsystems, design of optical fiber sensing systems.

    • Micro-optics and optical component/systems: Ex: diffraction optics, micro optics, photonic crystals, and design and simulation of optical and micro optical systems.

    • Nano- and bio-photonic devices and systems: Ex: Fabrication and characterization of nano materials, simulation and fabrication of nano devices, deep submicron device theory, design and applications of bio photonic sensors.

2. Semiconductor engineering. This field includes:

    • Semiconductor materials and devices: Ex: growth and characterization of semiconductor materials, simulation and fabrication of semiconductor devices, and design and applications of semiconductor lasers.

Thin-film technology and Integrated circuits. Ex: growth of thin films, plasma technology, fabrication of thin-film transistor, design of integrated circuit, and development and applications of integrated optics technology.