Labs & Research

Opportunities for federally funded research or partnerships with local companies allow students to explore the most advanced skills in electrical engineering. Facilities for research are extensive: The department has medical sensor and wireless radar labs, as well as a robust infrastructure for working with big data, the Internet of Things and other in-demand areas.

Get involved in faculty research studies funded by grants from prestigious organizations like the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Navy. Collaborations with institutions like Temple University Hospital also expand students’ opportunities for interdisciplinary and data-driven research. Access to substantial amounts of real data allows graduate students to perceive larger statistical trends and further advance their research.   

Students and faculty in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering are engaged in a variety of high-quality research studies. As a graduate student, you may get involved with research areas such as 

  • embedded systems and system-on-a-chip design,
  • intelligent interactive multimedia,
  • intrusion detection,
  • signal processing and radar applications,
  • speaker identification,
  • speech processing, and
  • visualization and fault detection in multicasting networks.

Check out the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering’s cutting-edge labs and equipment.

Research Funding

The College of Engineering had more than $14 million in active research in 2016–2017. With external support from prestigious organizations including the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Navy and the American Heart Association, faculty members of Temple University’s College of Engineering are engaging in advanced research. Graduate students will find multiple opportunities to partner with faculty on innovative projects and perform experiments. Take a look at the full range of labs in the College of Engineering.

In 2016, the National Science Foundation placed Temple among the top 100 in terms of research expenditures, which amounted to $242 million. Learn more about the university’s expanded research support efforts.

Carnegie Classification

In 2016, Temple was elevated to an R1 institution of “highest research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, placing it in the top 4 percent of all four-year educational institutions in the nation. Temple’s research enterprise distinguishes itself through its focus on community, and using advances in technology to make a positive impact on people’s lives.