A dozen new majors. A seven-course foundation. A new undergraduate experience. The ECE department is reformulating every level of its curriculum.
ECE undergraduates now have access to 12 new majors. This new undergraduate experience reflects how ECEs create technology that is transforming modern life.
Michael Douglas Sherburne, a senior studying electrical engineering, was named the College of Engineering??s 2018 Outstanding Senior.
Vassilis Kekatos is using smart metering and grid sensing, combined with a novel technique called grid probing, to develop a comprehensive data analytics framework for distribution grids.
Pursuing his vision of smart, connected cities of the future, Walid Saad is working to integrate smart, resilient components into existing urban infrastructure.
Guoqiang Yu is forging new computational tools to shed light on the role of astrocytes—little-understood but vitally important cells in the human brain.
Wei Zhou has been awarded a Young Investigator award from the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research to develop a nanoscale multimodal transducer to further understand the biological processes within a cell.
In the summer of 2017, the ECE department hosted two GenCyber camps to improve cybersecurity awareness and understanding among high school teachers.
Adam Barnes uses his industry experiences interacting with customers to engage students in the classroom.
As power electronics transitions from silicon semiconductors to next-generation wide bandgap electronics, Mona Ghassemi's work will inform design and implementation changes.
Wei-Jer (Peter) Han is helping undergraduate students gain more hands-on experience by creating opportunities for them to apply what they learn in class.
By improving spectrum efficiency, tapping unoccupied channels, and establishing protocols for sharing previously restricted bands, Lingjia Liu is exploring new ways to meet the skyrocketing demand for wireless spectrum.
When teaching complex or theoretical topics, Jeff Mayer draws on a background in power systems, power electronics, and controls, and incorporates his talent for creating visualizations and models.
Changwoo Min is looking for ways to retrofit operating systems as hardware and applications evolve.
Yang (Cindy) Yi received a National Science Foundation CAREER award to design three-dimensional neuromorphic integrated circuits—ICs that mimic the human brain.
Chuck Bunting (MSEE '92, Ph.D. '94), was named IEEE Fellow for his contributions to electromagnetic compatibility and reverberation chambers. Throughout his career, Bunting has studied interacting signals??both in a reverberation chamber and in the classroom.
Matthew Valenti (BSEE '92, Ph.D. '99), was named IEEE Fellow for his contributions to cooperative diversity and the development of distributed turbo codes. Valenti's research and dedication to the field evolved in part from his work at ECE.