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Center for Embedded Systems, an National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center.

Areas of Expertise

Area of Expertise

Many of the world’s top companies supplement their own R&D efforts by participating in NSF I/UCRC organizations. The Center for Embedded Systems specializes in research in the following areas:

Power, Energy and Thermal-Aware Design

  • Low power circuit architectures and design tools
  • Dynamic peformance, power, energy and thermal management for multicore embedded systems
  • Statistical variation aware design of digital systems
  • Energy efficient architectures and code optimization for embedded systems
Electronic System-level (ESL) Design and Technologies
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Hardware/software co-design and optimization
  • Trusted, reliable, and secure design
Embedded Multicore Architectures and Programming
  • Network-on-Chip design and optimization
  • Compilation of stream applications on multicore processors
  • Highly power-efficient programmable accelerators
  • Soft error resilient system design
  • Design and programming of low power embedded systems
  • Embedded GPU computing
  • Temperature- and variations-aware architectures and programming
Embedded Software Systems
  • Real-time scheduling
  • Embedded systems for smart grids
  • Middleware and VM for embedded systems
  • Embedded software instrumentation and tools
Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Model based formal verification and semi-formal testing
  • Model based synthesis from high-level specifications
Integrated Circuit Technologies, Design, and Test
  • Semiconductors for hostile environments
  • Device physics and modeling
  • Microelectronic device and sensor design and manufacturing
  • Analog/RF/mixed signal circuit design and test
  • Testing and silicon debug of digital circuits

Benefits of Membership

Industry-Relevant Research Projects
  • Participate in timely research in embedded systems
  • Conduct pre-competitive or exploratory research in an efficient, cost-effective way
  • Access the minds and work of more than a dozen faculty members with laboratory and computing facilities
  • Chart your own course, as base membership enables a member-directed research project
IP Arrangement
  • Results of shared research projects available to all
  • Royalty-free non-exclusive IP rights on shared research projects
Leverage of Industry/University Partnership
  • Direct university projects at significantly reduced overhead
  • Realize greater ROI due to the pooling effect of memberships
  • Maximize your research dollars with federal matching funds
Industrial Fellows Student Program
  • Access academically outstanding engineering students - undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Gain a recruiting advantage by developing relationships with well-trained interns at an early stage
  • Hire the best, through your opportunity to select experienced interns for permanent employment

Cooperative Research

National Science Foundation

The Center for Embedded Systems is a National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center.


Industry Members

Inception to Present

Alpha Core
Ball Aerospace
Ford Motor Company
Johnson Controls
Marvel Technology Group, Inc.
Rockwell Collins
UTC Aerospace Systems
General Dynamics
Cognitive Medical Systems
Naval Sea Systems Command