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Integrative Systems Integrative Systems 

Photo  GE Medical The IS Program stimulates innovative research in areas which integrate device concepts and systems principles to develop new technologies and new research directions. Research proposals are invited which address fundamental research issues associated with the analysis and design of such integrative systems. Current research areas of opportunity below will be announced on the ECS web site. In addition, researchers may propose topics of interest. Discussion with Program Directors is encouraged.

Photo  Eric Kamp One example of an integrated microsystem is a miniature implantable device that combines sensors, actuators, and computational algorithms and microcircuits for biomedical applications ranging from drug delivery to microsurgery.

As a second example, a wireless network of handheld or wearable computing devices incorporates transmitters, receivers, antennas, and sensors and constitutes a complex distributed network with high bandwidth and high information transfer capabilities.

Photo  Mark GibsonSuch integrative systems offer both new challenges in basic research as well as promise for future applications. Integrative systems proposals may involve collaborative research among investigators in order to capture a breadth of expertise.


Current Research Areas of Opportunity in Integrative Systems:

 Integrated Nanosystems,  Microsystems  and  Macrosystems
(Integration of hardware and software)

    Complex Integrated Systems

IS Current Awards 



Dr. Kishan Baheti

Control Theory and Applications, Nonlinear and Robust Control, Hybrid Systems, Sensors-based Control

Dr. Parveen Wahid

pwahid@nsf.gov (temporary)

Electromagnetics, Tether Free World, Mixed Signals, Plasma Engineering

Dr. Rajinder P. Khosla

MEMS, Sensors and Sensor Systems, Integrated Circuits, Nanotechnology for Biology and medicine, Nanoelectronics

Dr. Filbert J. Bartoli

Optoelectronics, Photonics, Optical Storage and Optical Communication Technologies

Dr. Vittal Rao

Integrated Sensor Systems, Ad hoc Sensor and Actuator Networks; Sensor Data Fusion; Smart Systems; Wireless Communication Systems; Distributed Signal Processing; Computation Video; Cyberinfrastructure.

Dr. James A. Momoh

Power and Energy Systems, Reliability, Distributed and Intelligent Systems

Dr. Usha Varshney

Micro-Nanoelectronics, Molecular Electronics, Spin Electronics, Organic Electronics, Power Electronics, Micromagnetics 

Dr. Paul J. Werbos

Neural Network Computation and Control, Learning and Self-organizing Systems, Biologically-inspired Computation.

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