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Sivasubramaniam named Association for Computing Machinery fellow
12/12/2017

Anand Sivasubramaniam, Distinguished Professor of computer science and engineering at Penn State, has been named a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for his contributions to power management of data centers and high-end computer systems.

Electrical Engineer pitches in after hurricane hits Puerto Rico
12/4/2017

The day after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, Angel Vazquez, the telescope operator of the Arecibo Observatory -- one of the most important radio telescopes in the world -- ventured out of his home to assess the damage at work. Driving his SUV behind a backhoe through flooded towns, maneuvering past downed trees and power lines, the normally 20-minute commute took Vazquez two hours.

Computer Scientist recognized for important work in computer processing power
11/21/2017

Computer scientist Xueqing Li, is being recognized for his work in enabling nonvolatile computer designs with high power efficiency and reliability using custom designed circuits in ferroelectric field-effect transistors.

Huang recognized for having best Ph.D. thesis at MIT
11/10/2017

An assistant professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science has been recognized for her outstanding Ph.D. thesis at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Narayanan recognized for excellence in teaching and education
11/1/2017

Ram Narayanan, a professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has been named the 2017 recipient of the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) Students’ Journal Award.

Electrical Engineer named 2017 Optical Society Fellow
10/6/2017

Doug Werner, John L. and Genevieve H. McCain Chair Professor of Electrical Engineering at Penn State, was named a Fellow of The Optical Society (OSA).

Breakall receives high honor from Radio Club of America
9/22/2017

James Breakall, professor of electrical engineering, has been awarded the Radio Club of America's (RCA) Sarnoff Citation, for 2017.

Computer scientist receives $1 million in grants for his research
9/22/2017

Gang Tan, associate professor of computer science and engineering, has recently been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAPA: Collaborative Research: Lightweight Abstract Memory Feature grant and the Office of Navy Research (ONR) grant: "Semantics-Directed Binary Reverse Engineering and Transformation Validation."

Computer science and engineering research team wins best paper award
9/13/2017

A paper that explores the possible computer performance breakthroughs by using the new computation paradigms enabled by new technologies has won the 2017 Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Transactions on Multi-Scale Computing Systems (TMSCS) Best Paper award.

NASA awards electrical engineer's work on a tiny spectrometer
9/13/2017

Xingjie Ni is in the process of creating a new, small-footprint, lightweight, versatile spectrometer that can be integrated into a photonic chip. Since NASA has been looking for "innovative, early-stage technology that addresses some high-priority needs of America's space program," they have awarded him with an Early Career Faculty for Space Technology Research Grant.

West Point EECS department head opens 2017 SHV
9/7/2017

Barry L. Shoop, department head of electrical engineering and computer science at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, is the keynote speaker for this year’s Silicon Happy Valley conference. This is the third year for the event, which will be held from 8 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3 at the Nittany Lion Inn.

CSE students win second place in Global Student Challenge
8/29/2017

A group of students in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science won second place for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Science (IEEE CS) Global Student Challenge for High-Impact Technology Solutions. They were awarded this honor for their work on the National Science Foundation Expeditions-in-Computing Project “Visual Cortex on Silicon.”

Computer Science and Engineering student wins in China Overseas Talent Innovation and Entrepreneur Award
8/22/2017

Kaisheng Ma, a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, won third prize in the China Overseas Talent and Innovation Entrepreneur competition.

Passonneau named Teaching and Learning with Technology Fellow
8/18/2017

Rebecca Passonneau, professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has been named a 2017 Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) fellow.

Five tenure-track faculty members join the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 2017-18
8/14/2017

The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science welcomes our new faculty.

McDaniel named Weiss Chair in Information and Communications Technology
7/21/2017

Patrick McDaniel, Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Engineering in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Penn State, has been named the William L. Weiss Chair in Information and Communications Technology.

More than $8M awarded to advance engineered metamaterial research
5/15/2017

Doug Werner, John L. and Genevieve H. McCain Chair Professor of Electrical Engineering at Penn State, has been awarded more than $8 million to continue his pioneering work in metamaterials development. The awards come from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), The United States Navy and Lockheed Martin.

EECS names student marshals for 2017 spring commencement
4/21/2017

Yu-Tse Lin, Jeffrey Miller, Omar Montasser, all from the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, have been selected to serve as student marshals for the College of Engineering's May 6 spring commencement.

Penn State students join international rocket research team
4/19/2017

When Alyssa Grube, a sophomore studying Engineering Science and Mechanics, got an email inviting her to enroll in an electrical engineering special topics course focused on The Grand Challenge Student Rocket -- G-Chaser, she was intrigued. The course engages engineering and science students of any academic year in a multi-year international sounding-rocket research project that will study the upper atmosphere in the cusp of the earth’s magnetic field.

Department of Computer Science offers summer camp for girls
4/14/2017

Computer science is a fundamental gateway to influence our software-driven society, yet according to the National Center for Education Statistics, only 18 percent of undergraduate computer science degrees in the U.S. are awarded to women. The Penn State Department of Computer Science and Engineering, in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, wants to see this percentage increase. This summer, the department is hosting its first-ever computer science camp for girls.

Computer scientist Adam Smith wins 2017 Godel Prize
4/11/2017

Adam Smith, a computer science and engineering professor for the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Penn State, has been awarded the 2017 Godel Prize for his 2006 paper, "Calibrating noise to sensitivity in private data analysis," which introduced the concept of differential privacy. Smith shares the award with co-authors Cynthia Dwork, Frank McSherry and Kobi Nissim.

Electrical engineering professor honored for contributions to radar engineering
4/6/2017

Ram M. Narayanan, professor of electrical engineering in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has been selected by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Aerospace & Electronics Systems Society, as the recipient of the 2017 Warren D. White Award. The award is given for outstanding achievements due to a major technical advance (or series of advances) in the art of radar engineering.

Stahre named 2017 computer science and engineering OEA
3/27/2017

Eric Stahre ('82, B.S. CS), president and CEO of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) at GE Healthcare, has been named an Outstanding Engineering Alumnus by Penn State's College of Engineering.

Gaitonde named 2017 electrical engineering OEA
3/23/2017

Girish Gaitonde ('84 M.S. EE), founder and CEO of Xoriant Corporation, has been named an Outstanding Engineering Alumna by Penn State's College of Engineering.

Consortium brings together researchers and local industry
3/10/2017

Penn State researchers are collaborating with local radio-frequency and wireless-technology companies to help enhance each others' work and find more internship and employment opportunities for Penn State students.

Department of Defense awards electrical engineer $3M for laser research
3/2/2017

Stuart (Shizhuo) Yin has received $3 million in funding from the Department of Defense for his multidisciplinary research initiative (MRI) proposal on a high-energy, solid-state laser.

Computer Science and Engineering student receives ASP-DAC 2017 best paper award
2/23/2017

Research about harvesting energy for The Internet of Things (IoTs) and wearable devices, in non-traditional ways, won the best paper award at this year's Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASP-DAC 2017).

Electrical engineers create tiny but powerful medical devices
2/20/2017

Battery-operated medical devices implanted in human bodies have saved countless lives. A common implant, the cardioverter defibrillator, sends a jolt of electricity to the heart when needed, preventing a heart attack or heart failure. While patients' lives are improved by this technology, if the device causes an infection or the battery needs to be replaced, more invasive procedures are necessary.

Giebink to explore new optical materials using NSF CAREER Award
1/25/2017

Electrical engineer Chris Giebink has received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his project, "Non-Hermitian Organic Photonics."

Student-built satellite aims to provide insight on effects of solar storms
6/22/2017

This summer, astronauts on the International Space Station will launch a Penn State student-built satellite into orbit that will help learn more about space weather.

Student group promotes interdisciplinary collaboration to build drones
1/23/2017

After hours of battling a tenacious wildfire, fueled by wind and dry climate, a firefighter takes a moment to rehydrate, then suddenly realizes he has lost his way in the forest the fire has taken over. He sends a radio signal and after just a few moments, a small drone flies overhead, drops a bottle of water down to him and shows the search and rescue team where he is located.

Sivasubramaniam named Distinguished Professor
1/11/2016

Anand Sivasubramaniam, professor of computer science and engineering, has been conferred the status of Distinguished Professor in Penn State's College of Engineering, the highest professorial distinction at the University.

In memory of L. Eric Cross
1/4/2017

L. Eric Cross (1923-2016) passed away peacefully on the 29th of December. He was an Evan Pugh Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering, Penn State, a member of the US National Academy of Engineering and a founding member of the Penn State Materials Research Laboratory. He was a world leader in the field of ferroelectrics from a fundamental perspective, as an inventor of new characterization techniques and in materials applications. He was beloved for his intelligence, vision, wit and humanity, as well as the charm with which he shared his fascination with ferroelectrics and his newest ideas. He was also an excellent mentor, and many of his students and postdoctoral researchers went on to scientific leadership positions themselves.

Researchers continue to improve consumer privacy protection
1/3/2017

As a graduate student researching cryptography, Adam Smith wanted to study problems that required new theoretical insights, but whose solutions would actually affect people's lives in a positive way. The issue of privacy and data collecting particularly piqued his interest.

Penn State joins alliance with U.S., UK governments, industry and academia
11/7/2016

A new collaboration between IBM, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL), the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defense, and leading industry and academic partners, including Penn State, has been formed in the area of Distributed Analytics and Information Science, or DAIS.

Engineering professor named one of five inaugural Moore Inventor Fellows
11/2/2016

Xingjie Ni, the Charles H. Fetter Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, has been named a Moore Inventor Fellow by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. This is the first year for the Moore Inventor Fellowships program, which recognizes early-career innovators at U.S. universities with a high potential to accelerate progress in scientific research, environmental conservation and patient care.

Leading the way in security and networking research at Penn State
11/2/2016

During its 13-year history, the Institute for Networking and Security Research (INSR), formerly the Networking and Security Center until 2013, has been incredibly successful.

Researchers find way to increase scanning speed
10/28/2016

A major technological advance in the field of high-speed beam-scanning devices has increased the speed of 2D and 3D printing by up to 1000 times, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Engineering.

Sumeet Gupta from EECS receives DARPA Young Faculty Award
10/28/2016

Sumeet Kumar Gupta, Monkowski Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has received a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award (YFA).

Patrick McDaniel named director of Institute for Networking and Security Research
9/16/2016

Patrick McDaniel has been named the director of the Institute for Networking and Security Research (INSR) in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Computer scientist selected to attend prestigious conference for women
8/23/2016

Hana Khamfroush, a computer science and engineering research associate in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science , has been selected to attend 2016 The Rising Stars in EECS workshop at Carnegie Mellon University in October.

Four tenure-track faculty members join the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 2016-17
8/23/2016

Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri, Swaroop Ghosh, Ting He and Jing Yang are the newest faculty members in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Penn State and Taiwan SPIE student chapters meet to enhance their organizations
8/1/2016

Students from the National Sun Yat-sen University in Taiwan recently traveled to University Park to meet their peers in SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. The two groups shared experiences, discussed membership and compared notes on their mutual area of research: optics.

Computer Scientist's "Musical Minds" earns him fellowship
7/26/2016

Alex Patin, a rising Penn State junior studying computer science and engineering, was recently selected for the Slavin Fellowship, which offers support, mentorship and a scholarship to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing potentially world-changing entrepreneurial projects, according to the Slavin Family Foundation website.

Electrical engineering's Uchino receives prestigious International Ceramic Prize
7/14/2016

Kenji Uchino, professor of electrical engineering and director of the International Center for Actuators and Transducers at Penn State, was recently selected as the recipient of the 2016 International Ceramic Prize.

Two electrical engineering students win SPIE scholarships for their research
7/12/2016

Joe Chen and Aaron Long, doctoral students in electrical engineering in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, have been named recipients of 2016 SPIE scholarships.

John Hannan and Vishal Monga honored for teaching excellence
6/10/2016

John Hannan and Vishal Monga have been named recipients of the 2016 Joel and Ruth Spira Excellence in Teaching Award.

Engineering student to be included in IEEE Micro's Top Picks
6/7/2016

With one of the most significant computer architecture papers of 2015, computer science and engineering graduate student Kaishang Ma is being recognized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Micro's Top Picks.

Acharya accepts dean's appointment at Indiana University
5/20/2016

Raj Acharya, director of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and former head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), will be leaving Penn State in July to become the dean of the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University, where he will start new engineering programs in the school, offering degrees in computer engineering, cyber physical systems, neural engineering, molecular engineering, bioengineering, nanotechnology and environmental engineering.

Ma accepts faculty appointment at Carnegie Mellon University
5/19/2016

Jian Ma, a 2006 doctoral graduate of Penn State's Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has joined the faculty at Carnegie Mellon University. Ma is an associate professor of computational biology in the university’s School of Computer Science.

Penn Staters influence new Apple privacy policy
5/18/2016

Researchers at Penn State have had a positive impact on the privacy protections Apple is putting in place for its hundreds of millions of users.

Visual Cortex on Silicon visits Capitol Hill
5/20/2016

Vijay Narayanan, Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Engineering in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and his research group were invited to demonstrate their project, Visual Cortex on Silicon, at the 22nd annual Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) Capitol Hill Exhibition.

How did the giraffe get its long neck?
5/17/2016

For the first time, the genomes of the giraffe and its closest living relative, the reclusive okapi of the African rainforest, have been sequenced — revealing the first clues about the genetic changes that led to the evolution of the giraffe's exceptionally long neck and its record-holding ranking as the world's tallest land species. The research will be published in the scientific journal Nature Communications on May 17, 2016.

La Porta named director of School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
5/4/2016

Thomas La Porta, the William E. Leonhard Chair Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, has been appointed as the director of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), effective June 1, after a national search.

Computer Science and Engineering's La Porta named Evan Pugh University Professor
5/2/2016

Thomas La Porta, the William E. Leonhard Chair Professor of Computer Science and Engineering in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has been named an Evan Pugh University Professor. This recognition is the highest honor the institution can give to a member of its faculty.

 
 

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