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Electrical and Computer Engineering: Research

UTEP Office of Research and Sponsored Projects


The vision of the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (ORSP) is to accelerate the research and sponsored program enterprise while adhering to university policies and federal regulations.


The mission of the ORSP is to provide the following services:

  • proposal development assistance and training;
  • review and provide institiutional endorsement of all applications for external sponsored funding;
  • review, negotiate, and accept awards on behalf of the University;
  • compliance and post-award monitoring and oversight;
  • maintenance of sponsored project data for the University;
  • coordination of institutional review boards for research with human and animal subjects and for biosafety;
  • management of the University's intellectual property; and
  • promotion of entrepreneurial and commercialization activities.

Please note: The vision & mission statements are from ORSP website.

Research Labs

The ASICs Lab (contact: Dr. Eric MacDonald)

Digital Signal Processing Lab (contact: Dr. Sergio Cabrera)

Distributed Computing Lab (contact: Dr. Patricia Nava)

EM Lab (contact: Dr. Raymond Rumpf)

Electric Power Lab (contact: Dr. Valentin Bolborici)

Fabrication of Advanced Materials Engineering (FAME) (contact: Dr. Stella Quiñones)

Fiber Optics and Applied Communications (contact: Dr. Virgilio Gonzalez)

Laboratory for Industrial Metrology and Automation (LIMA) (contact: Dr. Thompson Sarkodie-Gyan)

Laboratory for Human Motion Analysis and Neurorehabilitation (contact: Dr. Thompson Sarkodie-Gyan)

Medical Imaging Informatics Lab (MIIL) (contact: Dr. Wei Qian)

Multi Sensing Processing & Learning Lab (MSPL) (contact: Dr. Ricardo von Borries)

NanoMaterials Integration Lab (NanoMIL) (contact: Dr. David Zubia)

Communication Networks Laboratory (NetLab) (contact: Dr. Michael McGarry)

Pervasive Health Technology Lab (contact: Dr. Homer Nazeran)

Power and Renewable Energy Systems (PRES) Lab (contact: Dr. Paras Mandal)

Radar Laboratory (contact: Dr. Benjamin Flores)

Remote Sensing Signal and Image Processing Laboratory (contact: Dr. Miguel Velez-Reyes)



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