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DevPSU Summit to take place April 2 at University Park


DevPSU, a student-run program created by the Penn State student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery, will host the first DevPSU Summit on April 2 from 7-9 p.m. in the Business Building Atrium to showcase the work of students from the DevPSU Startup Program.

School of EECS to host engineering summer camps for girls


Building on last year’s success, the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science will host two week-long summer camps designed to introduce girls to engineering.

Researchers look for successful end to power grid failures


Anyone who has experienced an extended power outage knows that the effects can go well beyond inconvenient and become outright dangerous. Luckily, with the help of a $999,000 NSF Cyber Physical Systems grant, Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri, assistant professor in electrical engineering and principal investigator on the project, is working to prevent failures in the power grid and enable a quick recovery when they do occur.

Jiayu Chen receives Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award


Jiayu Chen, (’93 electrical engineering) has been named a recipient of a 2019 Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award.

Tim Kowalski receives Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award


Tim Kowalski (’82 computer science) has been named a recipient of a 2019 Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award.

$1M bequest to support Multi-Campus Research Experience for Undergraduates


A Penn State electrical engineering alumnus has made an estate commitment of $1 million to create the “Pogoda Excellence Fund in the College of Engineering” to support the College’s Multi-Campus Research Experience for Undergraduates (MC REU).

Firefly-inspired surfaces improve efficiency of LED lightbulbs


A new type of light-emitting diode lightbulb could one day light homes and reduce power bills, according to Penn State researchers who suggest that LEDs made with firefly-mimicking structures could improve efficiency.

Yener named Distinguished Professor


Aylin Yener, professor of electrical engineering, has been named Distinguished Professor, the highest professorial distinction at Penn State.

Penn State faculty named as senior members of the National Academy of Inventors


Six Penn State researchers have been named National Academy of Inventors senior members.

Electrical engineering alumna wins Engineering Emmy Award


Diane Miller, Penn State electrical engineering alumna and senior embedded firmware engineer at Production Resource Group, received an Engineering Emmy Award for her work on the GroundControl project at Production Resource Group.

Antireflection coating makes plastic invisible


Researchers at Penn State have developed an antireflection coating that improves on existing coatings to the extent that it can make transparent plastics, such as Plexiglas, virtually invisible.

"Perspective is everything."


Penn State football player and engineering student John Reid, Jr. finds success in viewing adversity as opportunity.

Challenge Accepted


Penn State has been chosen by the Department of Energy to help modernize the national power grid.

Safety in numbers: mobile robots could save lives during emergency evacuations


To address the unique challenges that emergency evacuation scenarios present, Alan Wagner, assistant professor of aerospace engineering, Minghui Zhu, assistant professor of electrical engineering at Penn State, and a team of researchers propose to use a coordinated collection of mobile robots as authority figures to direct evacuees for rapid, orderly and safe evacuations.

A new twist on an old antenna


Groundbreaking innovations on antenna technology, based on a collaboration between Lockheed Martin Space and Penn State, are now under consideration for use in the next generation of GPS satellite payloads.

Yener tapped to lead IEEE Information Theory Society


Aylin Yener, professor of electrical engineering, has been tapped to lead the IEEE Information Theory Society.

National experts collaborate at Penn State to ensure election security


On December 3, dozens of experts from across the country met at the Penn Stater for the first Penn State Symposium on Election Security.

ELD and DESIGN graduate programs explored through case competition


In October, the Engineering Leadership Development (ELD) program collaborated with the Engineering-Consulting Collaborative (E-CC) to design a case competition to introduce students to the graduate degrees offered in Engineering Leadership and Innovation Management (ELIM) and Engineering Design (DESIGN).

Visualizing vitals through video


Researchers receive funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to capture vital signs via video.

Phillips named fall student marshal for the College of Engineering


Aidan Phillips has been named the College of Engineering’s student marshal for Penn State’s fall commencement ceremony on December 15. Phillips will receive a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering with a minor in math.

Penn State researchers develop new technology to advance ultrasound neuromodulation


Existing methods for recording and modulating neurons in the brain are either highly invasive or yield results with low spatiotemporal resolution. Mehdi Kiani, Dorothy Quiggle Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, is working to change that.

U.S. Naval Research Lab, engineering students partner for workforce development


Researchers met with representatives of the Student Space Programs Lab to discuss mentorship, internship and career opportunities

Kifer, Zhang receive Outstanding Paper Award


Daniel Kifer, associate professor of computer science and engineering, and Danfeng Zhang, assistant professor of computer science and engineering, received an Outstanding Paper Award at the Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS) hosted by the Association for Computer Machinery (ACM).

IBM joins Engineering/EECS Affiliates Program


This fall, IBM became the newest participant in Penn State’s Engineering/EECS Affiliates Program, a collaborative effort between the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) and the College of Engineering’s Career Resources and Employer Relations.

NSF selects Penn State to establish, lead Center for Trustworthy Machine Learning


Patrick McDaniel, William L. Weiss Chair in Information and Communications Technology, Penn State College of Engineering, has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Frontier grant to establish and lead the Center for Trustworthy Machine Learning.

School of EECS Day provides important networking opportunity for students, employers


On October 1, the Penn State School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) held their sixth annual School of EECS Day, a networking event designed to connect EECS students with potential employers. The event was held at the Nittany Lion Inn and attracted more than 450 EECS students and representatives from 43 companies.

Engineering leadership discusses plans for achieving gender equity


In the fall of 2017, Justin Schwartz, Harold and Inge Marcus Dean of Engineering, Penn State, announced a bold goal: for the Penn State College of Engineering to achieve gender equity among the undergraduate student population within seven years. A year later, he and the College remain fully committed to that goal.

Fighting new disease outbreaks before they can spread


Effective proactive virus discovery to help prevent future catastrophic disease outbreaks is the focus of a four year, $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. Receiving the grant is Siyang Zheng, associate professor of biomedical engineering and electrical engineering.

New non-invasive biopsy method for cancer diagnosis focus of $2.3M NIH grant


Development of a non-invasive liquid biopsy that enables cancer detection and monitoring even when tissue samples are scant or unavailable is the focus of a five-year, $2.3 million National Institutes of Health grant.

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science holds engineering camps for girls


The Penn State School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) hosted two back-to-back camps over the summer to introduce girls to technical topics and careers in electrical engineering, computer engineering and computer science, and to foster their interest so that they seriously consider pursuing high school classes and college degrees in these areas.

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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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