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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."

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

College of Engineering names student marshals for 2016 spring commencement
4/22/2016

Philip Graybill, Emma Roudabush, Christopher Roth, and Matthew Kiprovski, 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 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.

Urgaonkar wins SIGMETRICS Test of Time Award
4/18/2016

A paper co-authored by Bhuvan Urgaonkar, associate professor of computer science and engineering at Penn State, was recently selected as the winner of the 2016 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group for the computer systems evaluation community (SIGMETRICS) Test of Time Award.

Engineers use grant to study traffic data to determine causes of fatal accidents
4/13/2016

Traffic accidents are a leading cause of death in the U.S., especially for people under the age of 25. Computer scientist Kamesh Madduri and civil engineer Venky Shankar are developing a high performance computing (HPC)-based framework for the comparative evaluation of traffic safety on statewide transportation networks, which they hope will find patterns related to fatalities and severe injuries.

Jackson earns engineering alumni society's Diversity and Inclusion Award
4/11/2016

SherryDawn Jackson, manager of the Department Electrical Engineering Academic Affairs Office, has been awarded the 2016 Penn State Engineering Alumni Society Diversity and Inclusion Award.

Lydon-Rodgers named OEA for electrical engineering
4/8/2016

Jean Lydon-Rodgers ('85 B.S. EE), president and CEO of Military Systems at GE Aviation, has been named an Outstanding Engineering Alumna by Penn State's College of Engineering.

Xu named OEA for Computer Science and Engineering
4/8/2016

Wilson Xu (M.S. '99) executive vice president of engineering at Palo Alto Networks has been named an Outstanding Engineering Alumna by Penn State’s College of Engineering.

Electrical engineer's research in remote sensing and space systems earns him distinguished honor
04/05/2015

Pasko's success in atmospheric electrodynamics, atmospheric gravity waves, computational plasma physics and electromagnetics are lengthy and this year he is being honored with another accolade: The Penn State Engineering Alumni Society is recognizing him for his achievements by honoring him with the Outstanding Research Award. The award recognizes and rewards outstanding engineering researchers for accomplishments in advancing the frontiers of knowledge.

Computer science graduate student wins Google PhD fellowship
3/23/2016

Graduate student Nicolas Papernot was one of 39 recipients from North America, Europe and the Middle East honored as a 2016 Google PhD Fellow. Google created the PhD Fellowship program in 2009 to recognize and support outstanding graduate students doing exceptional research in computer science and related disciplines, according to the Google research blog. Now in its eighth year, the fellowship program has supported hundreds of future faculty, industry researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs.

Electrical engineers create device to diagnose patients more quickly
3/23/2016

Weihua Guan has created a device that will deliver a diagnosis to the patient in 30 minutes. The assistant professor of electrical engineering in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, with the help of his graduate student, Gihoon Choi, has created “AnyMDx: A Mobile Molecular Diagnostics Lab for Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime” for rapid diagnosis.

New major prepares next generation of data scientists
3/16/2016

As part of the Amazon Prime Air team, the drones-delivering-packages project, Brigid Smith sees the benefit of the data sciences classes she took as a graduate student in computer science and engineering. Smith was using graphs to correlate related objects during object recognition. That is, she was using data science to keep track of objects we tend to see in order to prioritize looking for them as we detect more and more objects.

Silicon Happy Valley: Back by popular demand
3/15/2016

After the success of last year's Silicon Happy Valley conference, the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Alumni Society is hosting their second annual event from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, April 18, at the Nittany Lion Inn.

Gorilla and human Y chromosomes are highly similar, new method reveals
3/2/2016

A new, less expensive, and faster method has been developed to determine the DNA sequence of the male-specific Y chromosome in the gorilla. The technique will allow better access to genetic information of the Y chromosome of any species and thus can be used to study male infertility disorders and male-specific mutations. It also can aid in conservation genetics efforts by helping to trace paternity and to track how males move within and between populations in endangered species, like gorillas.

Board approves new major in data sciences
2/26/2016

In today's information society, there is growing demand for data-savvy professionals in business, government and the nonprofit sector. Penn State is capitalizing on the big data movement by offering a new data sciences undergraduate major as part of an inter-college initiative with the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST), the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in the College of Engineering, and the Department of Statistics in the Eberly College of Science.

Undergraduate Advisory Board's town hall meetings give students a voice
2/19/2016

Emma Roudabush, a senior computer science student who will graduate in May, wants to influence change before leaving Penn State. By joining the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) Undergraduate Advisory Board, the Murrysville, Pennsylvania native hopes to help make the electrical engineering and computer science and engineering departments' transition into a school easier for undergraduate students.

McDaniel Named Distinguished Professor
2/16/2016

Patrick McDaniel, 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 in the college.

Cadambe to study new data storage techniques with NSF CAREER Award
2/15/2016

Electrical engineer Viveck Cadambe has received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his proposal "An Information Theoretic Perspective of Consistent Distributed Storage Systems."

Brubaker wins scholarship to study in Japan
12/8/2016

Tim Brubaker of Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, an electrical engineering Ph.D. candidate, was named a recipient of a Monbukagakusho Scholarship from the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT).

Kang wins best dissertation award
2/5/2016

Bosung Kang, an electrical engineering postdoctoral researcher at Penn State, has won the Robert T. Hill Memorial Best Dissertation Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Aerospace and Electronics Systems Society (AESS).

Collins and Giebink honored for teaching excellence
1/20/2016

Robert Collins, associate professor of computer science and engineering at Penn State, and Chris Giebink, Charles K. Etner Early Career Professor of Electrical Engineering at Penn State, were recently selected to receive the Joel and Ruth Spira Excellence in Teaching Award.

Smith wins Test of Time award for paper
1/18/2016

A paper co-authored by Adam Smith, associate professor of computer science and engineering at Penn State, was recently selected as the winner of the Theory of Cryptography Conference (TCC) 2016 Test of Time award.

Metamaterial-enabled antennas help improve satellite communications systems
1/14/2016

Smaller, lighter weight, better performing and more multifunctional miniature antennas with increased performance may be possible using smart materials, according to Penn State engineers. One particularly promising application of this technology is for satellite communications systems.

Shiny Fish Skin Inspires Nanoscale Light Reflectors
1/13/2016

A nature-inspired method to model the reflection of light from the skin of silvery fish and other organisms may be possible, according to Penn State researchers.

Alumnus Sheldon Kennedy named IEEE Fellow
1/12/2016

Sheldon Kennedy, a 1975 electrical engineering alumnus has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the organization's highest honor.

Kavehrad selected as IEEE Distinguished Lecturer
1/6/2016

Mohsen Kavehrad, W.L. Weiss Chair Professor of Electrical Engineering, has been selected as an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer for 2016 and 2017.

Kandemir named Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers fellow
12/8/2015

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has named Mahmut Kandemir, professor of computer science and engineering, a fellow.

McDaniel named Association for Computing Machinery fellow
12/8/2015

Patrick McDaniel, professor of computer science and engineering, has been named a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), for his contributions to computer and mobile systems security.

Gegelia combines automotive passion with energy efficiency in EcoCAR competition
12/7/2015

Tengiz Gegelia, a senior electrical engineering student, said he always had a talent for math and physics that drove him to become an engineer, but at Penn State he found his passion for combining his studies with innovation in the automotive industry.

Thakur awarded prestigious fellowship for Ph.D. students in electrical engineering
12/7/2015

Yash Thakur, an electrical engineering Ph.D. student from Himachal Pradesh, India, has been awarded a $5,000 fellowship from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society (IEEE DEIS). He is one of only three recipients in the world to receive this honor for the 2015-16 academic year.

 
 

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