The University of Texas at Dallas


Research Centers

Center for Control Science and Technology

CCST is an umbrella organization of researchers in varied disciplines that meet the challenges of a rapidly changing, technology-driven, global society. CCST practitioners conduct interdisciplinary research that enhances relevant control systems technology and host seminars taught by other leaders in the field to deliver high-quality education to students and practicing engineers.

Center for Robust Speech Systems

CRSS provides advanced education in modern speech signal processing and language technology with an emphasis on fundamental engineering breakthroughs balanced with core foundations in speech and hearing sciences. Graduates are qualified for successful careers in education, industry and research laboratories interested in speech and human-computer interaction.

iPerform Center for Assistive Technologies to Enhance Human Performance

A National Science Foundation Industry/University Collaborative Research Center (I/UCRC), iPerform is a research hub for technology that enhances human abilities. The university and industry researchers involved in iPerform are currently working on computer-based tools and methods to increase, maintain or improve functional capabilities of people with disabilities and to enhance the productivity of able-bodied individuals.

Net-Centric Software and Systems Center

A NSF I/UCRC, the center is a collaboration among several institutions. Members conduct research, education, technology development, technology transfer and technological workforce development to enable the nation to transition into the new, net-centric operations paradigm. Priorities of the center include technology incubation, technology commercialization and the invention of novel software technologies for building network ready, interoperable and trustworthy service-oriented systems.

Silicon Wafer Engineering and Defect Science Center (SiWEDS)

SiWEDS started as an NSF I/UCRC, but is now a freestanding center supported by multiple university and corporate members. SiWEDS addresses the scientific and technological issues the international silicon materials industry must solve in order to meet the future needs of advanced integrated circuit manufacturing.

Texas Analog Center of Excellence (TxACE)

The largest university-based analog center in the world, the center was formed by the Semiconductor Research Corporation, the state of Texas through its Texas Emerging Technology Fund, Texas Instruments, the UT System and UT Dallas. TxACE seeks to transform analog and power circuit research into a holistic process that creates revolutionary integrated circuits and systems.

Texas Biomedical Device Center (TxBDC)

The collaborative effort engages researchers from multiple disciplines working toward a common goal: creating new biomedical technology and therapies. A goal of center members is to make sure recent and future technological advances make it from the research laboratory into the clinic and ultimately to patients.

Wind-Energy Science, Technology, and Research Industry/University Cooperative Research Center

WindSTAR is an NSF I/UCRC that brings together university and industry researchers to conduct basic and applied research on topics that relate to the advancement of wind turbines and the wind industry, and to train students in the advanced technologies that are important to industry members, among other things.