Research Institutes and Centers
The Communications Systems and Signal Processing Institute is engaged in educational, research and service activities in the field of electronic communication systems, with an emphasis on radio frequency and digital signal processing aspects. Faculty, students, and industrial partners collaborate to advance the state-of-the-art in the institute's core areas of expertise, such as radio frequency devices and integrated circuits, modems, receivers, transmitters, synthesizers, Analog-to-Digital and Digital-to-Analog converters, digital signal processing algorithms and hardware, antenna, and communication networks.
The Concrete Materials
Research Institute supports educational needs in civil engineering
curriculum and concrete research performed for sponsors from industry
and governments. The institute encompasses a wide range of topics. The
main emphasis is currently
on concrete materials and structures. Civil and environmental
engineering faculty members are involved with finding optimum design
solutions in bridges, seismic resistant structures, residential
buildings and retaining walls.
The Energy Engineering
Institute has supported educational and research activities in
energy-related areas since 1985. Undergraduate and graduate students and
faculty from the mechanical engineering and electrical and
computer engineering departments are involved in obtaining solutions to
problems presented by industrial sponsors. Institute research projects
cover a wide range of areas from optimizing energy resources to
international energy studies.
The Qualcomm Institute for Innovation and Educational
Success is a partnership between Qualcomm/SDSU.
This partnership was formed to accomplish the following objectives:
increase the technology skills of SDSU graduates, thereby generating a
more qualified workforce and a better-informed citizenry.
an educational system that values, encourages, and rewards creative
methods of delivering education, from kindergarten through college
the institutional infrastructure at SDSU to support large-scale change
and transformation of the education system through innovation,
evaluation, and dissemination of effective educational methods.
shift the way education is delivered, from kindergartenthrough
college, with an emphasis on improving technology skills and knowledge.
cross-curriculum synergies among SDSU academic programs that help
teach technology skills to students in all courses of study.
an effective, sleeves-rolled-up dialogue among Qualcomm, SDSU, and the
greater San Diego business and corporate community, with the goal of
addressing challenges, identifying opportunities, and generating
The institute has the following four components:
- Improving Student Achievement in Mathematics Program to increase student mathematics performance in public schools.
- Project Lead the Way to increase the number and diversity of qualified students entering the College of Engineering.
Information, Communication, and Technology Program to increase the
integration of technology with undergraduate students.
Center for Urban Schools Transformation will assist urban public
schools to dramatically improve the level of student achievement.