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Computer Engineering and Embedded Systems



The Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Colorado at Denver has a number of active research projects in computer engineering and embedded systems.

Research projects involve:

  • Computer Architecture
  • Energy-efficient Computing
  • Embedded Systems and Internet-of-Things (IoT)
  • Edge Computing
  • Computer Vision and Deep Learning
  • Parallel Programming
  • FPGA Prototyping


Current projects in computer engineering and embedded systems cover a wide range of areas. 

Edge Computing
Edge Computing is the frontier of computing applications at the edge of connectivity to 
centralized and cloud systems. Edge computing enables a range of sensor technologies to
communicate data that can then render advanced analytics.

Computer Vision and Deep Learning
Deep learning applied to convolutional neural networks (CNNs/DNNs) offer an enormous boost to the 
the field of computer vision. Deep learning enables AI for everyone and AI for everyone. Projects include face recognition and indexing, body activity inference, and object detection


Faculty Information

Dan Connors, PhD, Associate Professor
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Related Courses

Undergraduate Courses

  • ELEC 1510 – Digital Logic Design
  • ELEC 1520 – Embedded Systems I (C Programming for Engineering Problem Solving)
  • ELEC 2520 – Embedded Systems II (Computer System Organization)
  • ELEC 2531 – Logic Laboratory
  • ELEC 3651 – Digital Hardware Design
  • ELEC 4309 – Senior Project I
  • ELEC 4319 – Senior Project II
  • ELEC 4501 – Microprocessor-based Design

Graduate/Crosslisted Courses

  • ELEC 4723/5723 – High-Performance Computer Architecture
  • ELEC 4727/5727 – Computer Vision and Image Processing
  • ELEC 4501/5501 – Microprocessor-Based Design
  • ELEC 4511/5511 – Hardware/Software Interface
  • ELEC 4521/5521 – Microprocessor-Based Design Laboratory
  • ELEC 4561/4461 – Hardware/Software Interface Laboratory
  • ELEC 4800/5800 – Special Topics : Machine Learning

Graduate Courses

  • ELEC 5593 – Advanced Computer Architecture

For complete, up-to-date course descriptions, visit the CU Denver academic catalog and search for the course numbers listed above.