Research
Research Centers

Center for Photonic Communication and Computing

The Center for Photonic Communication and Computing at Northwestern University conducts leading edge, fundamental science and engineering research for the development of advanced optical communication and computing systems. This center is directed by Prem Kumar.

Center for Quantum Devices

Since its founding in 1991, the Center for Quantum Devices at Northwestern University has evolved from only a mere vision into a concrete world-class research laboratory, with the mission to pursue academic excellence and high-level research in compound semiconductor science and nanotechnology. This center is directed by Manijeh Razeghi.

Center for Ultra-scale Computing and Information Security

The Center for Ultra-scale Computing and Information Security conducts highly innovative research in many synergistic areas of ultra-scale computing and information technologies, and it fosters and enables interdisciplinary research in computing technologies that scale to these levels. This center is directed by Alok Choudhary.

Motorola Center for Seamless Communications

The center serves as a collaborative effort between researchers in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Motorola to address a wide variety of important issues in the telecommunications industry. This center is directed by Aggelos Katsaggelos.

Optimization Center

The Optimization Center’s members conduct research in theory and algorithms for optimization, develop models for novel application areas, and create optimization software and modeling tools. This center is directed by Jorge Nocedal.