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Read on to learn about the latest news and events in ECE. Check the Related Resources section in the column to the left for links to news and events campus-wide.

Mission Big Red Flag: Simulated flight, real sweat

October 22, 2014

Mission Big Red Flag: Simulated flight, real sweat

Flight simulators, programmed by a talented ROTC cadet, take Air Force One on a perilous mission. read more

Linear accelerator could improve X-rays, particle colliders

October 21, 2014

Linear accelerator could improve X-rays, particle colliders

Scientists at the Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based Sciences and Education have been working... read more

Faculty apprise alumni on solving global challenges

October 21, 2014

Faculty apprise alumni on solving global challenges

Six Cornell professors – each with distinctive areas of study – provided 10-minute presentations on... read more

Synchrotron upgrade to make X-rays even brighter

October 20, 2014

Synchrotron upgrade to make X-rays even brighter

A major upgrade to compact undulators will make the quality of the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron... read more

Deans Boor, Collins, Knuth reappointed to second terms

October 17, 2014

Deans Boor, Collins, Knuth reappointed to second terms

CALS Dean Kathryn Boor, Engineering Dean Lance Collins and Vice Provost and Graduate School Dean... read more

ECE senior selected as 2014-15 Frank and Rosa Rhodes Scholarship recipient

October 17, 2014

ECE senior selected as 2014-15 Frank and Rosa Rhodes Scholarship recipient

Brecken Blackburn was chosen to receive scholarships along with Jovana Andrejevic (AEP). read more

Alum urges students to drive clean tech revolution

October 16, 2014

Alum urges students to drive clean tech revolution

Venture capitalist Dan Miller '78 asked Cornell students to leverage their degrees in agriculture,... read more

Provost Kent Fuchs named president of University of Florida

October 16, 2014

Provost Kent Fuchs named president of University of Florida

Cornell Provost W. Kent Fuchs has been named the 12th president of the University of Florida, the... read more

Fuchs will excel as UF president, Skorton says

October 15, 2014

Fuchs will excel as UF president, Skorton says

President David Skorton offers congratulations to Provost Kent Fuchs on his being named the next... read more

Computer science times are a-changing

October 2, 2014

Computer science times are a-changing

A panel of Cornell computer science veterans recalled what it was like to pioneer a new discipline,... read more

Welcome new members of the Cornell faculty, 2014-15

October 2, 2014

Welcome new members of the Cornell faculty, 2014-15

To help introduce new members of the university's faculty to the Cornell community, the Cornell... read more

Philanthropist Bill Gates helps dedicate CIS's Gates Hall

October 1, 2014

Philanthropist Bill Gates helps dedicate CIS's Gates Hall

On Oct. 1 Microsoft's founder and Cornell leaders dedicated the new building for Computing and... read more

Jason Hoople, ECE Ph.D. Student wins Best Student Paper Award

September 26, 2014

Jason Hoople, ECE Ph.D. Student wins Best Student Paper Award

Cornell ECE Ph.D. student Jason Hoople received the Best Student Paper award at the 2014 IEEE... read more

Computer Science to mark 50 years with three-day symposium

September 25, 2014

Computer Science to mark 50 years with three-day symposium

Cornell's Department of Computer Science will celebrate its 50th year with a series of events Sept.... read more

ECE students Max Rothstein and Richard Speranza create real-time wireless laser tag system

September 25, 2014

ECE students Max Rothstein and Richard Speranza create real-time wireless laser tag system

Blasterworks is a new spin on laser tag with wireless real-time updates read more

Aerospace engineering professor Ephrahim Garcia dies

September 24, 2014

Aerospace engineering professor Ephrahim Garcia dies

Ephrahim Garcia, Cornell professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, died Sept. 10 at the... read more

Aerospace engineering professor Ephrahim Garcia dies

September 24, 2014

Aerospace engineering professor Ephrahim Garcia dies

Ephrahim Garcia, Cornell professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, died Sept. 10 at the... read more

Aerospace engineering professor Ephrahim Garcia dies

September 24, 2014

Aerospace engineering professor Ephrahim Garcia dies

Ephrahim Garcia, Cornell professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, died Sept. 10 at the... read more

Nanoscale facility 'open for business,' leaders say

September 22, 2014

Nanoscale facility 'open for business,' leaders say

The latest and greatest scientific achievements at the nanoscale were on display at the 2014... read more

Bill Gates to visit Oct. 1 for dedication and conversation

September 18, 2014

Bill Gates to visit Oct. 1 for dedication and conversation

Philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates will be on campus Oct. 1 to dedicate Bill &... read more

Hackathon showcases smart content search engine

September 15, 2014

Hackathon showcases smart content search engine

Participants in Big Red//Hacks Sept. 26-28 will get access to a new smart content search engine in... read more

Defying physics, engineers prove a magnetic field for light

September 11, 2014

Defying physics, engineers prove a magnetic field for light

Using an interferometer, Michal Lipson and colleagues have demonstrated an effective magnetic field... read more

Meeting for students, friends of Ephrahim Garcia set for 4:30

September 11, 2014

Meeting for students, friends of Ephrahim Garcia set for 4:30

A community support meeting will take place at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 11 in McManus Lounge, Hollister... read more

Cornell moves up a notch in 2015 U.S. News rankings

September 10, 2014

Cornell moves up a notch in 2015 U.S. News rankings

Cornell has moved up one spot in the annual college rankings from U.S. News and World Report, which... read more

Student video games score on the national scene

September 10, 2014

Student video games score on the national scene

Games created by students in the Game Design Initiative at Cornell are winning attention in... read more

Experiment makes energy savings a game

September 10, 2014

Experiment makes energy savings a game

An experiment in partnership with Con Edison this summer has shown that consumers might be willing... read more

Chen, Martinez, Molnar & Suh receive teaching awards

September 9, 2014

Chen, Martinez, Molnar & Suh receive teaching awards

Four ECE faculty members receive teaching awards from the College of Engineering. read more

Sunil Bhave receives Young Investigator Award

September 8, 2014

Sunil Bhave receives Young Investigator Award

Bhave was cited for his work in novel devices combining MEMS, solid-state electronics and photonics... read more

Hovering drones adapted for photo lighting

September 3, 2014

Hovering drones adapted for photo lighting

Small flying robots can replace light stands for a photo shoot, automatically adjusting their... read more

Skorton to new students: 'Discover what excites you'

August 26, 2014

Skorton to new students: 'Discover what excites you'

President David Skorton welcomed the Class of 2018 at the Convocation for New Students and Families... read more

'Robo Brain' mines the Internet to teach robots

August 25, 2014

'Robo Brain' mines the Internet to teach robots

A giant database gathered from the Internet will help robots function in the human world. read more

ECE students create handheld, self-stabilizing camera platform

August 25, 2014

ECE students create handheld, self-stabilizing camera platform

Project is publish in September 2014 Circuit Cellar Magazine read more

Amit Lal and team developing remote-control cyborg moths

August 22, 2014

Amit Lal and team developing remote-control cyborg moths

Remote-controlled moths or 'biobots' may be used in future search and rescue operations! read more

Cornell Tech's Manohar helps design IBM 'brain chip'

August 13, 2014

Cornell Tech's Manohar helps design IBM 'brain chip'

The design methodology of a new IBM computer chip inspired by the human brain was pioneered by... read more

Rajit Manohar's work on "the brain chip" on cover of Science

August 11, 2014

Rajit Manohar's work on "the brain chip" on cover of Science

Rajit Manohar, ECE Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Cornell Tech co-authors... read more

CUAUV again takes top spot at RoboSub competition

August 11, 2014

CUAUV again takes top spot at RoboSub competition

The Cornell University Autonomous Underwater Vehicle team took home the top prize at the 17th... read more

'HistoryMakers' includes work of ECE's Michael Spencer

August 11, 2014

'HistoryMakers' includes work of ECE's Michael Spencer

The life and work of Cornell University professor Michael G. Spencer will be included in the... read more

Grad student aims to improve particle accelerators

August 6, 2014

Grad student aims to improve particle accelerators

New interdisciplinary research on photocathodes by physics graduate student Siddharth Karkare has... read more

ECE students create a safe and quick way to measure heart rate

August 5, 2014

ECE students create a safe and quick way to measure heart rate

Project is publish in August 2014 Circuit Cellar Magazine read more

ECE Professor Christopher Batten guides high school girls in exploring computer engineering through CURIE Academy

July 28, 2014

ECE Professor Christopher Batten guides high school girls in exploring computer engineering through CURIE Academy

Dozens of high school girls recently came to Cornell from July 13-19 for the 2014 CURIE Academy,... read more

Stephanie Hansen receives DOE Early Career award

July 9, 2014

Stephanie Hansen receives DOE Early Career award

ECE Visiting Prof. Stephanie Hansen has received a $2.5 million, five-year Early Career Research... read more

David Albonesi receives Ruth and Joel Spira Award for Excellence in Teaching

July 7, 2014

David Albonesi receives Ruth and Joel Spira Award for Excellence in Teaching

David Albonesi was recently honored as the 2014 recipient of the Ruth and Joel Spira Award for... read more

Move over, silicon? New transistor material tested

June 27, 2014

Move over, silicon? New transistor material tested

For the ever-shrinking transistor, there may be a new game in town. Cornell researchers have... read more

CUAir scores big at autonomous flight competition

June 26, 2014

CUAir scores big at autonomous flight competition

CUAir took first in flight/mission and second place overall at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle... read more

BEST program gives Ph.D.s insights into nonacademic jobs

June 25, 2014

BEST program gives Ph.D.s insights into nonacademic jobs

The Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) program, which offers career resources... read more

Cornell ECE Professor C. Richard Johnson, Jr. combines ECE and fine art to develop new digital signal processing applications

June 25, 2014

Cornell ECE Professor C. Richard Johnson, Jr. combines ECE and fine art to develop new digital signal processing applications

Cornell ECE’s C. Richard Johnson, Jr. was honored as the opening plenary speaker at the 2014 IEEE... read more

Francis Moon publishes history of innovation book

June 23, 2014

Francis Moon publishes history of innovation book

Francis Moon, the Joseph C. Ford Professor of Engineering Emeritus, has published his ninth book,... read more

Conference for women converges at Cornell ECE to discuss cybersecurity, privacy and data protection

June 20, 2014

Conference for women converges at Cornell ECE to discuss cybersecurity, privacy and data protection

Cornell ECE was the 2014 host of the Women’s Institute in Summer Enrichment (WISE), bringing... read more

Cornell Tech will be 'land grant' school for NYC

June 13, 2014

Cornell Tech will be 'land grant' school for NYC

The growth of Cornell Tech over the next few years will be exciting to watch and in many ways... read more

ECE's Steve Wicker quoted in article in The Economist

June 10, 2014

ECE's Steve Wicker quoted in article in The Economist

The article, "Hiding from Big Data" discusses the cost of privacy in the age of increasing... read more

Cornell ECE researchers win Best Paper Award for flexible light field sensor architecture to help develop cameras of the future

June 10, 2014

Cornell ECE researchers win Best Paper Award for flexible light field sensor architecture to help develop cameras of the future

Researchers at Cornell ECE are changing the idea of a traditional camera in order to capture more... read more

Cornell partners with Incodema3D for START-UP NY

June 4, 2014

Cornell partners with Incodema3D for START-UP NY

Ithaca-based Incodema3D is among the first companies approved for START-UP NY tax benefits and... read more

Making a covert channel on the Internet

June 3, 2014

Making a covert channel on the Internet

By modifying timing on the picosecond level, Cornell researchers send undetectable high-bandwidth... read more

Two student teams win ECE innovation awards

June 3, 2014

Two student teams win ECE innovation awards

Teams Pulso and Saund were the spring semester's ECE Innovation Award winners. read more

Cornell Tech grads solve problems large and small

May 27, 2014

Cornell Tech grads solve problems large and small

Six exploratory startup projects were showcased May 16 during Cornell Tech's third Open Studio. read more

Students relish waning hours of Graduation Weekend

May 25, 2014

Students relish waning hours of Graduation Weekend

On a blissfully perfect, cloudless Sunday, Cornell University graduated its 146th class May 25.... read more

Panelists discuss paths to success for women in academia

May 22, 2014

Panelists discuss paths to success for women in academia

Panelists offered advice on pathways to success during the May 20 Empowering Women in Science and... read more

Physicist Richard L. Liboff dies at 82

May 22, 2014

Physicist Richard L. Liboff dies at 82

Richard L. Liboff, Cornell professor emeritus of electrical and computer engineering, died March 9... read more

May 21, 2014

ECE Innovation Award winners announced

Congratulations to our Spring 2014 winners, Pulso and saund! read more

Undergrad-built aircraft to defend world title June 18

May 20, 2014

Undergrad-built aircraft to defend world title June 18

Cornell Unmanned Air Systems, an undergraduate project team that designs, builds and programs... read more

Actor Ed Helms to help celebrate Cornell graduation

May 20, 2014

Actor Ed Helms to help celebrate Cornell graduation

Cornell's 146th Graduation Weekend highlights include the Senior Convocation Address by actor Ed... read more

ECE 5760 class project highlighted on blog, Hacked Gadgets.com

May 16, 2014

ECE 5760 class project highlighted on blog, Hacked Gadgets.com

Julie Wang developed the Bruce in a Box Augmented Reality Project for her ECE 5760 final project.... read more

Eilyan Bitar receives NSF CAREER Award to secure the U.S. electricity grid and markets against cyber attacks

May 16, 2014

Eilyan Bitar receives NSF CAREER Award to secure the U.S. electricity grid and markets against cyber attacks

How can we secure our nation’s electric power infrastructure against malicious cyber attacks? If an... read more

Graduating seniors receive 2014 ECE Awards for academics and service

May 16, 2014

Graduating seniors receive 2014 ECE Awards for academics and service

Members of the Cornell ECE Class of 2014, Julie Wang and Matthew Stern have been selected to... read more

ECE Juniors receive 2014 John F. Pertsch Prize for outstanding scholarship

May 16, 2014

ECE Juniors receive 2014 John F. Pertsch Prize for outstanding scholarship

Currently juniors, Isaac and Ian excel in ECE, receiving 2014 John G. Pertsch Prizes, presented... read more

ECE Alum Engin Ipek, Ph.D. ‘08 receives Young Computer Architect Award

May 15, 2014

ECE Alum Engin Ipek, Ph.D. ‘08 receives Young Computer Architect Award

Computer Systems Lab's alumnus Engin Ipek honored with the 2014 IEEE TCCA Young Computer Architect... read more

Sunil Bhave and a team from five universities to create a new class of quantum devices

May 15, 2014

Sunil Bhave and a team from five universities to create a new class of quantum devices

ECE's Sunil Bhave and an multidisciplinary team from five universities, lead by the University of... read more

ECE Day 2014 Poster Session Award Winners

May 8, 2014

ECE Day 2014 Poster Session Award Winners

ECE Day 2014 highlighted the innovative and compelling work done by M.Eng students and teams. We... read more

White House references Wicker, Thomas work in new report on big data and privacy

May 8, 2014

White House references Wicker, Thomas work in new report on big data and privacy

After 90 days of scrutinizing how big data will inevitably transform the way we live and work as... read more

Two ECE graduate students receive award, push boundaries in research areas

May 8, 2014

Two ECE graduate students receive award, push boundaries in research areas

Not one, but two Director's Thesis Research Awards were presented to exceptional ECE graduate... read more

Multiple optical traps economize on laser power

May 6, 2014

Multiple optical traps economize on laser power

Optical traps provide the dexterity to manipulate and monitor specimens as tiny and delicate as... read more

Impressive finishes for steel bridge, concrete canoe teams

May 6, 2014

Impressive finishes for steel bridge, concrete canoe teams

Both Cornell teams showed major improvement over last year, with the canoe team's second place... read more

Student magazine reports on undergrad research

May 1, 2014

Student magazine reports on undergrad research

At the 13th annual release party April 30 for The Research Paper, a student-run magazine that... read more

Chip-based optical traps shed light on DNA

May 1, 2014

Chip-based optical traps shed light on DNA

Arrays of optical traps that can hold tiny objects with nanometre precision have been created by... read more