Research Laboratories



Advanced Cyber-Infrastructure Laboratory

The Advanced Cyber-Infrastructure Laboratory was established by Dr. Nasir Ghani in 2007 and is focused on the research and design of high-speed opto-electronic cyber-infrastruture networks and their associated applications. The key areas of interest include network performance evaluation and optimization for metro/core networks, multi-domain/multi-layer networks, and optical access networks. Broader focus topics also include services and application design, Carrier Ethernet, virtual private networks, and telemedicine/telehealth.


Advanced Graphics Lab (AGL)

Advanced Graphics Lab (AGL) is the principal research center at the University of New Mexico for research in computer graphics, computer vision, image processing, visualization, user-interaction, and related fields in digital media. Founded in 2006 by Dr. Pradeep Sen (Ph.D., Stanford University 2006) and Dr. Joe Kniss (Ph.D., University of Utah 2006), the AGL has two full-time faculty, six full-time Ph.D. students, and numerous M.S. and B.S. students who are involved in our research program. Researchers in the AGL have published over 30 technical, peer-reviewed publications and have been awarded more than $1.6 Million in sponsored research that span the entire range of projects in computer graphics and digital media.


Antenna Analysis and Design

3-D Helical THz Antennas Directly on Semiconductor Substrates
The fabrication of 3-D helical antennas, designed for the low THz frequency range, will allow for the efficient transmission and reception of circularly polarized radiation.

Design of Smart Antennas Using Neural Networks

The first problem addressed in this  project   is  the direction of arrival (DOA) estimation of mobile users that are sending their messages to a  phased array antenna.

FDTD Analysis of Phased Array Antennas
This work presents a new application of the Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) method to the generalized analysis of phased array antennas.

Design of a Low-Loss Series-Fed Microstrip Array Antenna
This project involves the  design and analysis of a series-fed, low-loss, inverted microstrip array antenna, operating at 1.413 GHz.


Communications and Information Sciences Laboratory (CISL)

The Communication and Information Sciences Laboratory is dedicated to research in all aspects of information storage, processing and transmission, and is led by Assistant Professor Sudharman K. Jayaweera.


Digital Rights and Knowledge Engineering (DRAKE)

Digital Rights and Knowledge Engineering research group works with intelligent agents, trust in semantic social networks, digital rights management, agent-based negotiation, and middleware and is lead by Professor Greg Heileman.


Homunculus Research Laboratory

The Homunculus Project at the Albuquerque High Performance Computing Center (AHPCC) focuses on the development of virtual reality and visualization technology to help scientists and engineers to better understand their computer software systems and data. This project is a high performance computing (HPC), multi-dimensional virtual laboratory for construction, simulation, evaluation, perception, and comprehension of complex software systems and simulations.

Director: Thomas Preston Caudell


Image & Video Processing and Communications Laboratory (ivPCL)

Lead by professor Marios Pattichis ivPCL conducts research in Digital Image and Video Models, Medical Image and Video Processing, Radar Image Processing, SIMD and Reconfigurable Computer Architecture Applications.


Medical Image Analysis Lab

Focused on developing and optimizing methods and software for quantitative analysis of structure and function in medical images with particular focus on the study of psychiatric illness.

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MURI: Compact, Portable, Pulsed Power

MURI (Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative) research program. This MURI is managed by Dr. Robert Barker of AFOSR, and follows several other related MURI programs that he manages. The MURI program comprises two consortia, the University of New Mexico consortium includes Old Dominion University and the University of Nevada-Reno and is led by Professor Edl Schamiloglu. The University of Southern California consortium includes the University of Missouri-Columbia and Texas Tech University and is led by Professor Martin Gundersen.

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Networked Multimedia and Parallel Computing Lab

Led by professors Min-You Wu and Wei Wennie Shu, this lab focuses on research in Multimedia Servers and Parallel Computing.

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Plasma & Fusion Sciences Laboratory

Research at the P&FSL focuses on understanding "the 4th state of matter", plasmas. A plasma is a hot (ten thousand to over one million degrees) ionized gas, where electrons are separated from their atomic nuclei. Part of our research is in fusion energy. The same energy that powers the sun is a possible alternative energy source here on Earth. Other research deals with natural plasmas, such as the Sun itself, Earth's ionosphere, and galactic jets. For all this research, we make use of laboratory experiments using the local plasma facility, the HelCat device.


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