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Fall 2020 Online/Hybrid Information

July 31, 2020

 

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Change in Department Leadership

June 29, 2020

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George Klimiashvili, a senior in Electrical and Computer Engineering, is a recipient of The Charles L. Newton Prize

May 4, 2020

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ECE UG Research Assistant, Ethan Fahnestock ’21, who awarded a Goldwater Scholarship

May 1, 2020

Congratulations to Ethan Fahnestock ’21 on receiving the Barry Goldwater Scholarship! Ethan is doing an interdisciplinary engineering degree in robotics instead of ECE proper but ECE classes play a major component of his engineering program. Read more about this prestigious award on the Rochester Newscenter page.

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Joseph 'Tre' DiPassio III Awarded the 2020 Edward Peck Curtis Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student

April 28, 2020

 

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Professor Mujdat Cetin to serve as the Robin and Tim Wentworth Director of the Goergen Institute for Data Science

April 13, 2020

Mujdat Cetin, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, has accepted an offer to serve as the Robin and Tim Wentworth Director of the Goergen Institute for Data Science. Mujdat, who has served as interim director since last July, was selected after an extensive international search for the next director. He has done an outstanding job organizing working groups of faculty from across the University to explore collaborative data science projects. Mujdat has an exciting agenda to further engage students, improve educational programs, collaborate with departments on future faculty hires, engage with industry, establish external partnerships, and ensure the institute maintains its competitiveness. (Read more here.)

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Marvin Doyley inducted to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

March 30, 2020

Today, Marvin Doyley, professor of electrical and computer engineering, will be inducted remotely as a member of the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). Fellows are nominated each year by their peers and represent the top 2% of the medical and biological engineering community.

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Engin Ipek, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, will share the Persistent Impact Prize at next month’s Non-Volatile Memory Workshop

February 24, 2020

Engin Ipek, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, who will share the Persistent Impact Prize at next month’s Non-Volatile Memory Workshop, hosted by the Center for Memory and Recording Research and the Non-Volatile Systems Laboratory. The prize is awarded annually to a paper published at least five years prior that has had exceptional impact on the fields of study related to non-volatile memories — in this case, “Better I/O Through Byte-Addressable, Persistent Memory,” a 2009 paper Engin co-authored while he was a researcher at Microsoft.

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Stephen Wu awarded NSF Career Award

January 10, 2020

Stephen Wu, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been awarded a National Science Foundation CAREER award for his exciting research on applying strain to 2D materials to induce phase changes in transistor-scale device platforms. This has the potential to transform electronics, optics, computing, and a host of other technologies. Read more here.

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2020 SPIE-Franz Hillenkamp Postdoctoral Fellowship Awarded to Fernando Zvietcovich

November 26, 2019

Zvietcovich, working with excitation methods to generate mechanical waves in tissues that will be captured by a sweep-source OCT system. Credit: J. Adam Fenster, University of Rochester.

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The Art and Science of Sound

October 30, 2019

Grammy Award-winning recording engineer Stephen Roessner, a senior lecturer in the audio and music engineering program, works in the new control room in Gavett Hall. A state-of-the-art recording studio, control room, mixing rooms, and sound design lab are new additions for students in Rochester's thriving audio and music engeering program.

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Stephen Wu, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering and physics, recently received a $1.5 million NSF Quantum Leap grant

October 7, 2019

Stephen Wu, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering and physics, recently received a $1.5 million NSF Quantum Leap grant to combat this decoherence by designing a topological qubit that is protected from external perturbation by the topological nature of its constituent elements. Using a transistor-like device his lab created, mechanical strain is applied to layers of 2D materials that are as thin as a single atom to control and utilize the topological and superconducting nature of these materials to construct protected quantum bits. The topology of the materials provide greater stability for the highly sensitive qubits, mitigating the decoherence that poses a major obstacle to quantum computing.  Hesam Askari, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, and John Nichol, assistant professor of physics, are co-principal investigators.

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Mujdat Cetin, interim director of the Goergen Institute for Data Science, and associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, received a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation

September 23, 2019

Mujdat Cetin, interim director of the Goergen Institute for Data Science and associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, received a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to train 62 PhD students in the skills they need to advance AR/VR technologies and also to help them gain an appreciation for the broader cultural and societal implications of doing so.

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Professor Thomas Howard Awarded the NASA Early Career Faculty Award

September 18, 2019

On Friday, September 13, 2019, NASA announced that Thomas Howard as one of the recipients of the Early Career Award.

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PhD student, Tahereh Jabbari, 2019 Recipient of IEEE CSC Graduate Study Fellowship in Applied Superconductivity

August 30, 2019

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Marvin Doyley selected for first cohort of national STEM leadership program

August 29, 2019

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Congratulations to Roman Sobolewski, professor of electrical and computer engineering, an inaugural recipient of a Kearns Center mentoring award

August 19, 2019

Congratulations to Roman Sobolewski, professo rof electrical and computer engineering. He is one of the inaugrural recipients of th a Kearns Center asward recongnizing faculty who do an outstanding job of mentoring undergrauates in the reserach labs each summer. The awards were announced last sweek at the annual Kearns Center Reserach Symposium, where the summer's Xerox Engineering Resreach Fellows, McNair Scholars, Kearns Summer Research Scholars, and students participatin in three REUs progrmas presented theri finding in oral presentations, lightnng talks, and a poster session.

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Shingirai Dhoro ’20 of electrical and computer engineering is just back from attending the 10th University Scholars Leadership Symposium

August 19, 2019

Shingirai Dhoro ’20 of electrical and computer engineering is just back from attending the 10thUniversity Scholars Leadership Symposium in Malaysia’s capital city, Kuala Lumpur, with four other University of Rochester students. The symposium, which included 1,500 students from around the world, featured several sessions and panels designed to build contemporary leadership skills with a global perspective. The student leaders were asked to think about the ways they might lead and design change to address the suffering, hardship, and poverty in many parts of the world.

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Prof Qiang Lin Announced as a Recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

July 3, 2019

Congratulations to Professor Qiang Lin!

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Thomas Howard, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been selected as a 2019 Wilmot Assistant Professor.

May 28, 2019


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ECE PhD, Yang Li, received the Best Student Paper Award at the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing

May 17, 2019

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Tara Pena received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

May 13, 2019

 

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Barb Dick nominated for the Dottie Welch Award

May 3, 2019

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Zhiyao Duan, assistant professor of ECE recipient of NSF Career Award

April 8, 2019

Zhiyao Duan, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, will develop a human computer collaborative music making system that allows humans to collaborate with machines on harmonizing pitch, coordinating musical timing, and conveying expression in music. Using signal processing, artificial intelligence, and machine learning algorithms, Zhiyao will improve current automated accompaniment systems by empowering machines with stronger music perception skills, more expressive performance, and deeper understanding of music theory and composition.

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Study Abroad Experience for Forest Davis-Hollander '20

March 4, 2019

For Forest Davis-Hollander ’20 of electrical and computer engineering, a semester at IES in Madrid, Spain was the culmination of years of studying and admiring Spanish as a language and a culture. He completed three courses toward his ECE major and another in Spanish history that he will count toward the major in Spanish he is now inspired to pursue as well.

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Bryce Ikeda ’19 named a D3soccer.com 1st Team All-American and was selected as the Division III Midfielder of the Year

February 25, 2019

Student-athlete Bryce Ikeda ’19 of electrical and computer engineering, who continues to receive awards for his outstanding play as co-captain of the men’s varsity soccer team, which reached the Division III Final Four for the first time last fall. Last week Bryce was named a D3soccer.com 1st Team All-American and was selected as the Division III Midfielder of the Year. Read more here.

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Congratulations to Professor Engin Ipek and PhD student, Benjamin Feinberg

January 28, 2019

Congratulations to Engin Ipek, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Benjamin Feinberg, a PhD student in Engin’s lab. Their paper, “Making Memristive Neural Network Accelerators Reliable,” has been designated as an Honorable Mention by the IEEE Micro Top Picks 2019 selection committee. Each year, IEEE MICRO selects the most significant papers among articles published at the top computer architecture conferences of that year based on novelty and potential for long term impact. Of the 123 submissions this year, the committee selected 12 Top Picks and 11 Honorable Mentions. The original paper was published at HPCA 2018 — the International Symposium on High Performance Computer Architecture.

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