LEMS was founded in 1981 by Professors Harvey Silverman, David Cooper, Allan Pearson and William Wolovich to add some synergy and a common facility to the existing research areas of speech and vision research and automatic controls. The LEMS laboratory currently has two groups: computer engineering and computer vision. The computer engineering group has four active faculty members: Harvey Silverman, R. Iris Bahar, Sherief Reda and Jacob Rosenstein, who are involved in cutting-edge research projects from energy-efficient, reliable computing systems to signal processing and bioelectronics. The research projects involve more than 15 graduate and undergraduate students who are supported through multiple research grants. The results from the group's research are published in top archival conferences and journals.