Smart Cameras

Our smart cameras allow complex processing with minimal system overheads.

Cloud Computing and Security

We leverage the flexibility of the FPGA platform for secure cloud systems.


With robot and camera networks working in sync, we can provide efficient pathing algorithms.

3D Imaging

Our stereo camera measurement systems can provide point-and-measure functionalities in a handheld tablet.

About Us

The Smart Embedded System Lab was funded in 2010 by Dr. Christophe Bobda, following his appointment as Associate Professor at the University of Arkansas.

Prior to the University of Arkansas, Dr. Bobda has been with the University of Potsdam in Germany as Professor and chair of the Computer Engineering.

Our group currently consists of a dozen researchers in various locations (USA, Germany and Cameroon).

Our main research field is the design of smart embedded systems, with emphasis of reconfiguration and run-time optimization.

We investigate the design and run-time operation of high-performance and adaptive architectures with application in image processing, cloud computing and big data, embedded optimization, security, and control. Beside regular computer engineering classes such as Operating Systems, Computer Architectures, Computer Organization and Design, and Embedded Systems, our graduate classes reflect one or more aspect of our research.

After a transitional period, our lab has received numerous funding from various organization including the national science foundation (NSF) and the Airforce Research. For students, we offer the possibility to be involved early in research and development of the most innovative ideas and technologies by conducting a Bachelor and Master Thesis, independent research and projects that will help students acquire sufficient practical and theoretical knowledge in computer engineering.

If you are a company that needs a feasibility study, need a prototype development, or is willing to contract a research topic, we will be glad to discuss in detail with you. Feel free to contact us anytime for further information.

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