Information Science and Systems (ISS) Group
Welcome to the ISS group webpage which will provide information about the research and educational activities in the area of Information Science and Systems. At a broad level, our research pertains to the acquisition, representation, protection, communication and extraction of information. Within this context, there are several research projects that include both fundamental research as well as applied research. Typical applications are in wireless networks, sensor networks, peer-to-peer networks, data storage systems, aircraft control, intelligent vehicular systems and robotics. Several research efforts in the group are relevant to the development of wireless standards such as 3G Cellular LTE, IEEE 802.16, Wi-Max, Wi-Gig, etc.
Our mission is to
- Lead a culture of excellence and integrity in research on ISS;
- Challenge and educate young minds, preparing them for an exciting and productive future;
- Synergize with industries to establish strong long-lasting partnerships.
With 23 full-time faculty members and more than 70 graduate and undergraduate research students working on cutting-edge research, our group is one of the most vibrant and largest research groups in ISS in the nation. We offer more than 25 undergraduate and graduate courses in the ISS area which provide the opportunity for students to acquire a wide variety of skills pertaining to ISS.
Several of our faculty members have won prestigious national awards and have been recognized both internally and externally for their various contributions to research and education in engineering.
Current research areas in the ISS group include (in alphabetical order)
- Coding theory
- Cognitive Radio
- Data Compression
- Detection and Estimation
- Information theory with applications to wireless communications, networking and data storage
- Multimedia Security, Secrecy Systems
- Networking / Network Coding
- Optimization Techniques
- Queueing and Delay-Sensitive Communication
- Sensor Networks
- Statistical Signal Processing
Research areas in Controls include
- Adaptive Control
- Control of Multiple Agents
- Robust Control
In addition to the areas listed above, individual faculty members and students often work on interesting topics that may not fit in the above areas. It is best to check individual faculty webpages for more information on their research activities. The research tab on the left panel will provide a more detailed description of few of the research projects currently underway.
The offices of the ISS group are located on the 3rd floor of Wisenbaker Engineering Building (WEB). Click here to see the location on Google maps.
If you need further information, please contact our senior office associate Ms. Gayle Travis <gayle AT ece DOT tamu DOT edu>