Let’s Get to Work

EECS leads the College in research proposals, awards and expenditures.

As a Mizzou Engineer, you will have the opportunity to participate in and conduct research. We provide informal experiences and formal research programs throughout your academic career.

Apply, enroll and be be part of the ground-breaking work happening at EECS. Roll up your sleeves—let’s get started.

Undergraduate Research

Research equips you with marketable engineering skills and lets you contribute to new ideas, projects and products. Get involved in research as early as your freshman year. By your junior and senior year, you can enroll in formal undergraduate research programs, including an honors program. Contact Justin Legarsky, director of undergraduate studies, to learn more about our programs.

Graduate Research

Develop special skills in the career path of your choice. Participate in our Preparing Future Faculty Fellowship Program to co-teach courses and write proposals. Get involved in programs such as the student angel group. Pursue a graduate certificate in Life Science Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Research in EECS covers a wide range of interests. Choose an area that best fits your career goals.

ECE research areas:

  • Applied Physics
  • Communications, Signal Processing
  • Computer Architecture, Cyber Physical Systems
  • Nano/Micro Technology
  • Neural Engineering
  • Physical and Power Electronics
  • System Modeling, Control, and Robotics

CS research areas:

  • AI, Machine Learning, Image & Video Processing, Computer Vision
  • Bioinformatics, Biomedical Imaging and Systems, Computational Biology
  • Cloud Computing, Networking, High Performance Computing
  • Cyber Security
  • Database, Data Analytics, Information Retrieval
  • Social Computing, Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software Engineering, Programming Languages
  • Theory and Algorithms, Scientific Computing

Centers, Programs and Labs

College Research Centers

Our major research projects are heavily funded by the federal government, including the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institute of Health (NIH), National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), Department of Energy (DoE) and Department of Defense (DoD, Additionally, we receive funding from industries such as Raytheon, Microsoft and Monsanto.

Center for Cyber Education, Research & Infrastructure (CERI)
The CERI center supports and enhances interdisciplinary efforts pertaining to big data analytics in precision medicine, geo-spatial video analytics, cyber security, special education, public safety and agriculture. Read more.

Center for Eldercare and Rehabilitation Technology
Faculty and students develop new healthcare technology driven by clinical needs and evaluate them in realistic settings. Go to website.

Center for Electromechanics and Energy Conversion
The center focuses on research to develop high power electromechanical and energy conversion devices.

Center for Geospatial Intelligence (CGI)
CGI researchers conduct R&D for defense and intelligence agencies and related industries. It is one of the leading academic research centers in the U.S. focused on critical geospatial intelligence for national security and military support. Read more.

Center for Nano/Micro Systems (CNMS)
The center supports research in nanotechnology, microfluidics, photonics, advanced materials, energy, medicine and microbiology. Read more.

Cybersecurity Center at Mizzou
This interdisciplinary research group finds innovative approaches to national security problems. Read more.

Neural Engineering Laboratory
Neural engineers collaborate with neuro scientists to explore neurons and networks. This cutting-edge work includes computo-experimental collaborations and reverse engineering the brain. Read more.

Faculty Research Programs

Analog/Mixed-Signal VLSI and Devices Laboratory
This team focuses on analog, mixed-signal integrated circuit design in bulk CMOS and SOI technologies. Read more.

Bioinformatics and Machine Learning Lab (BML)
The research in this lab focuses on developing machine learning, deep learning and artificial intelligence (AI) methods to analyze big biological and medical data. Visit website.

Center for Electromagnetic Interactions Research and Applications
This center is focused on interactions of electromagnetic fields with electrical and biological systems. Read more.

Computational Imaging and VisAnalysis Lab (CIVALab)
CIVALab conducts DoD, NIH, NSF, NASA research projects involving computer vision, image & video processing, biomedical image analysis, deep learning, AI, machine learning, visualization, and high performance computing. Application areas center around aerial wide area motion imagery, autonomous systems, multiscale biological imaging and precision medicine. Visit website.


Computational Intelligence Signal Processing Laboratory
This research lab focuses on creative and intelligent signal processing theories and methods to be applied for various applications including source localization, object tracking, sensor array processing, wireless communications, buried object detection, and adaptive processing. Visit website.

Dependable Cyber-Physical Systems (DCPS) Laboratory
Researchers in this lab develop theory, methods and tools for supporting highly dependable Cyber-Physical Systems to enhance reliability and security. Read more.

Distributed and Intelligent Computing Lab
Students and faculty collaborate with other disciplines to develop technology to collect and analyze data. Visit website.

Emerging Computer Architecture and System Technologies Lab
The research focus in this lab is on novel computing paradigms and architectures, especially to improve energy efficiency. Visit website.

High-Performance Data-Intensive Computing Systems Laboratory
The lab focuses on research in theoretical and applied aspects of High-Performance Computing (HPC) and High-Throughput Computing (HTC); operationalized Machine Learning, Computer Vision, and Pattern Recognition for AI, Automation, and Analytics (AAA); Advanced Database Systems; and Distributed Computing Systems. Visit website.

I-Privacy Lab
The I-Privacy lab works on cutting-edge technologies that strive to protect privacy for Internet users as we enter the era of Internet of Things. The lab is comprised of two cybersecurity researchers and graduate students. Through the lab, faculty offer scholarship such as the prestigious NSF SFS scholarship. SFS graduates have 100% job placement and typically work for government agencies and national labs with six-digit starting salary. Visit website.

Microsystem Research Lab (MRL)
The Microsystem Research Lab (MRL) encompasses a number of projects which include the design, fabrication and characterization of Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) for pathogens and virus detection, power harvesting, night vision, biomedical applications, and communication applications. Visit website.

Mizzou INformation and Data FUsion Laboratory (MINDFUL)
This lab focuses on information fusion and computational intelligence/machine learning/artificial intelligence for a variety of challenges from signal processing to computer vision, remote sensing, drones, and beyond. Visit website.

Scalable Data Science (SDS) Lab

The research focus of this lab is to develop scalable algorithms, techniques and systems for gaining insights from massive datasets in domains such as e-commerce, social media, health care and defense applications. The lab has expertise in big data and scalable computing technologies. The lab also focuses on applications of machine learning and deep learning techniques to solve challenging problems in cybersecurity and healthcare. Visit website.

Virtualization, Multimedia and Networking (VIMAN) Laboratory
This team of researchers investigate novel methods to model, measure, manage and secure distributed computing applications. Read more.

Vision-Guided and Intelligent Robotics Lab
Researchers in the lab study computer vision, pattern recognition and robotics. Visit website.

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