Luddy faculty in all departments are engaged in research activities encompassing the multidisciplinary fields of sensing technology. Their original work includes experimental and theoretical fields aimed at understanding sensing technology, related materials, associated phenomena, and applied systems.See faculty
Research activities that encompass the multidisciplinary fields of sensing technology.
Sensors are used in everyday applications and industrial applications. As measuring devices which sense change in their surrounding environment, they are often manufactured into larger systems and devices. These systems and devices can monitor different variables depending on the type of sensor, including those that measure position, pressure, temperature, load and force.
The methodologies that aim to derive high-level information from single or multiple sensor measurement streams using advanced computational methods. The procedure of using multiple sensor data streams jointly is also called data fusion.
Materials and Fabrication
The advancements of material science and engineering have provided new opportunities for the development of novel sensing mechanisms, devices, and systems. Selection of sensor materials is the first step of the sensor fabrication process. Fabrication offers high operability and complex structures for various sensing applications, including healthcare, photonics, consumer electronics, and energy.
Security and Privacy
The privacy and security issues posed by sensor networks represent many opportunities for research. Technology, driven mainly by market forces, largely ignores the users’ intention, with potentially devasting effect. Anticipating the activities of bad actors as the use of sensors grow and develop is a critical requirement in the evolution of sensor technology.