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Five new faculty join the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science


Five new faculty members joined the Penn State School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) this fall.

Electrical engineering professor named Invent Penn State's 2019 Inventor of the Year


Penn State student and faculty research innovations and discoveries with potential to have a significant impact on the world might begin in the lab or a classroom, but they don't stay there. The work continues to advance and be strengthened by Invent Penn State's unyielding commitment to a robust startup ecosystem that helps move their ideas to market.

Nanoporous Antireflection Coatings secures $75,000 in tech tournament


Twelve early-stage startups and inventors took the stage for the 2019 Invent Penn State Venture and IP Conference Tech Tournament to make their pitch for up to $75,000 in cash to help their organizations take the next step to commercialization.

Engineers Without Borders partners with Namutamba community in Uganda


Undergraduate students from the Penn State chapter of Engineers Without Borders have launched a collaboration with the Namutamba community in Uganda to improve the community’s access to potable water.

Magana overcomes odds to succeed after emigrating from Mexico


Gabriela “Gabby” Gonzalez Magana, a Penn State senior majoring in computer engineering with a concentration in robotics, has traveled a long and winding road — today she serves as an mentor for girls studying STEM related subjects.

Eight College of Engineering programs rise in U.S. News undergraduate rankings


In the recently released 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Undergraduate Schools rankings, eight Penn State engineering specialty disciplines rose from last year’s rankings, with five of the eight disciplines making significant jumps.

Engineering faculty, staff, alumni to be honored for exceptional contributions


Faculty, staff and alumni of the Penn State College of Engineering will be recognized for their outstanding teaching, research, advising and service at a ceremony on October 21 at 2:00 p.m. at Penn State University Park’s Hintz Family Alumni Center.

Five Penn State researchers awarded grants by Kaufman Foundation


The Charles E. Kaufman Foundation -- a supporting organization of The Pittsburgh Foundation, which works to improve the quality of life in the Pittsburgh region -- has selected two projects led by Penn State researchers to receive New Initiatives grants.

Electrical engineering professor receives NSF CAREER Award


Minghui Zhu, associate professor of electrical engineering, has been awarded a five-year, $500,000 NSF CAREER Award to develop solutions that promote privacy while allowing cyber-physical systems to successfully accomplish control tasks.

Electrical engineering alumnus named Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellow


When an unexpected change in jobs gave Kwesi Vincent, a 1999 Penn State graduate in electrical engineering, a chance to help students from underserved areas meet college math requirements, he quickly realized that he had a gift for teaching.

Engineering symposium highlights undergraduate research experiences


Undergraduate students from across Penn State and the world capped off their Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs with a research symposium on July 30.

Former faculty member and spouse commit $4 million to electrical engineering


Building on a long history of philanthropic dedication to engineering, former Penn State faculty member Raj Mittra and his wife, Jeannette Mittra, recently committed $4 million to Penn State’s Department of Electrical Engineering.

Research team receives grant to commercialize 3D-printed concrete system


Researchers at Penn State believe that using 3D-printing technologies to transform concrete construction processes and add new capabilities may radically transform the construction industry and reduce its carbon footprint.

From fire safety to lending money, FastTrack startup teams pursue solutions


Several new startups launched by community and student entrepreneurs, including one run by computer science and engineering students, recently graduated from the Happy Valley LaunchBox powered by PNC Bank FastTrack Accelerator.

Electrical engineering professor wins distinguished educator award


Douglas Werner, John L. and Genevieve H. McCain Chair Professor of Electrical Engineering, was recently presented with the 2019 Chen-To Tai Distinguished Educator Award by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S).

Barn owls may hold key to navigation and location


The way barn owl brains use sound to locate prey may be a template for electronic directional navigation devices, according to a team of Penn State engineers who are recreating owl brain circuitry in electronics.

Sophomore represents Penn State at innovation challenge in Israel


A Penn State entrepreneurship student majoring in computer science was part of a team that took third place at an Intel AI innovation challenge organized and hosted by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Penn State celebrates Apollo 11 anniversary with rocket launch, family event


NASA took “one giant leap” 50 years ago with the Apollo 11 mission that landed the first astronauts on the moon. To celebrate the anniversary of the mission’s launch, on Tuesday, July 16, Penn State will support an attempt by the U.S. Space and Rocket Center to break the Guinness World Record for most model rockets launched simultaneously.

Engineering professor awarded $1.1M grant to increase efficiency of organic LEDs


Chris Giebink, associate professor of electrical engineering at Penn State, has been awarded a two-year, $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy for his research in organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs).

Electrical engineering student receives Erickson Discovery Grant


Electrical engineering student Lindsey Goodnight has always known she wanted to contribute to the medical field. Now, with the help of a 2019 Erickson Discovery Grant, she is on her way to conducting research that will do just that. 

Assistant professor receives Outstanding Young Author Award


Abhronil Sengupta, assistant professor of electrical engineering, has received the 2019 Outstanding Young Author Award from the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Circuits and Systems Society (CASS).

Penn State takes first, second place in international image-dehazing challenge


A team of Penn State graduate students, led by Vishal Monga, associate professor of electrical engineering, won first place in a worldwide image dehazing challenge, with another Penn State team placing second in the competition.

Computer science and engineering graduate wins award for doctoral dissertation


Kaisheng Ma, a 2018 Penn State alumnus of the doctoral computer science and engineering program, recently received the European Design and Automation Association's (EDAA) Ph.D. Outstanding Dissertation Award.

From teacher to engineer and back again


When Philip Graybill received his degree in music education in 2005, he never could have predicted that his career path would lead him to a doctorate in engineering. But 14 years later, as a doctoral candidate in Penn State’s electrical engineering department, Graybill has found a new application for his education background, as his passion for and experience in teaching have led him to receive the 2019 Harold F. Martin Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Award.

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science names first professorship


A gift from Penn State alumnus Roger Liang and Annie Kuo, his spouse, will establish the first named professorship within Penn State’s School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS).

Werner receives ACES Computational Electromagnetics Award


Douglas Werner, the John L. and Genevieve H. McCain Chair Professor of Electrical Engineering, recently received the Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES) Computational Electromagnetics Award.

Penn State is a Google AI Impact Grantee


Google announced today that Penn State is one of 20 organizations that will share $25 million in grants from, credit and consulting from Google Cloud and coaching by Google’s AI experts as a grantee of the Google AI Impact Challenge.

Zhang wins Humboldt Research Award


Qiming Zhang, distinguished professor of electrical engineering, has been named the recipient of a 2019 Humboldt Research Award. Zhang will use the resources provided by the award to develop a new cooling method known as high-efficiency solid-state electrocaloric (EC) cooling.

Computer engineering student and partners code inventive solution at HackPSU 2019


Computer engineering major Muayyad Safri and project teammates Taksh Anand and Michael Maslakowski claimed HackPSU 2019's top overall prize and also won top honors in the DragonBoard competition for their machine learning project called “Draw Assist,” which converts human speech into written text via machine language code.

Huang wins Johnson & Johnson Women in STEM2D Scholars Award


Shengxi Huang, assistant professor of electrical engineering, recently was named a winner of the Johnson & Johnson Women in STEM2D (WiSTEM2D) Scholars Award. She will receive $150,000 in funding and three years of mentorship from Johnson & Johnson toward her research on ubiquitous biosensing platforms.

Hofman named computer engineering student marshal for spring commencement


The department of computer science and engineering has named Daniel Hofman, a dual major in computer engineering and mathematics, as the student marshal for computer engineering.

Reed named data science student marshal for spring commencement


The department of computer science and engineering has named Jordan Reed, a data science major and dual mathematics and French minor, as the student marshal for data science.

Murphy named electrical engineering student marshal for spring commencement


Erica Murphy has been named the department of electrical engineering’s student marshal for Penn State’s spring commencement ceremony on May 3.

Sowers named computer science student marshal for spring commencement


The department of computer science and engineering has named Rosalie Sowers, a dual computer science and biochemistry and molecular biology major, as the student marshal for computer science.

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The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science was created in the spring of 2015 to allow greater access to courses offered by both departments for undergraduate and graduate students in exciting collaborative research in fields.

We offer B.S. degrees in electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering and data science and graduate degrees (master's degrees and Ph.D.'s) in electrical engineering and computer science and engineering. EECS focuses on the convergence of technologies and disciplines to meet today’s industrial demands.

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