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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 International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing on May 6, in Florence, Italy. 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 about non-academic jobs, is now available to all Cornell Ph.D. students and postdocs. 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, "Social Networks in the History of Innovation and Invention." 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 together graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and professors from varying disciplines interested in... 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 similar to what we see on the Ithaca campus, but with a novel approach, a Reunion audience was told June... 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 information about the world around us. 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 commercial use of personal data and security breaches. Read the article at http://econ.st/UqQ5W4 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 other incentives, announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo June 4. 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 messages. 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. Seniors assembled to hug, shed tears, share joy and walk in procession to Schoellkopf Stadium. 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 Engineering symposium. 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 in New York City at age 82. read more

May 21, 2014

ECE Innovation Award winners announced

Congratulations to our Spring 2014 winners, Pulso and saund! 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 Helms, who portrayed the fictional alumnus Andy Bernard '93 on TV's 'The Office,' and President David... 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 completely autonomous planes, will defend its world championship title at the Student Unmanned Air... 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. To see where the name comes from watch the video at 3:00. 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 attack were to happen, what countermeasures would we have? To develop answers to these questions,... 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 receive prestigious awards. 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 annually to outstanding ECE student scholars who, in their third year of study, have achieved the... 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 Chicago's Institute for Molecular Engineering, are embarking on an ambitious five-year, $6.75... 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 Award. 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 students this year, with Ruonan Han and Enrique Mallada sharing the honor. 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 commend all project teams for a job well done! After hours of difficult deliberation, the judges... 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 well as alter the relationships between government, citizens, businesses, and consumers, the White... 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 single biomolecules. But while these experiments yield a huge amount of valuable information, they can... 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 overall finish propelling them to the national competition in June. 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 researchers in the US. Based on a silicon chip, the traps are powered by a single laser and are much... 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 highlights the research achievements of Cornell undergraduates, several students discussed their research... read more

Engineering students prep for canoe, bridge contests

April 23, 2014

Engineering students prep for canoe, bridge contests

Fourteen schools will visit Ithaca April 24-26 for the 2014 American Society of Civil Engineers Regional Conference, which features the concrete canoe and steel bridge competitions. read more

Cornell's chemically engineered cars win again

April 22, 2014

Cornell's chemically engineered cars win again

Cornell engineering students won the Northeast Regional Chem-E-Car competition with model cars controlled entirely by chemical reactions. read more

ECE undergraduates win Big Idea Competition

April 18, 2014

ECE undergraduates win Big Idea Competition

ECE's Dong Ki Kim '17 and Moonyoung Lee '15 win first place in the annual Big Idea Competition with their product, Smart Horn. read more

Conference aims to hook girls on science, math

April 16, 2014

Conference aims to hook girls on science, math

The Expanding Your Horizons Conference April 12 brought middle school girls to campus to be exposed to science and math careers. read more

Professor Stephen Wicker briefs National Economic Council on big data, analytics, and privacy

April 15, 2014

Professor Stephen Wicker briefs National Economic Council on big data, analytics, and privacy

ECE Professor Stephen B. Wicker was recently invited, along with faculty from Princeton, MIT, and Carnegie Mellon, to brief the "Big Data" working group of the National Economic Council at the White... read more

Wicker advisee Stephanie Santoso interns with White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

April 14, 2014

Wicker advisee Stephanie Santoso interns with White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

ECE Professor Stephen Wicker’s Ph.D. advisee Stephanie Santoso is in Washington, D.C. interning with the Technology and Innovation Division of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy... read more

Big Red Googler and ECE Alum Sagar Kamdar '99 featured in Cornell Engineering Online Magazine

April 11, 2014

Big Red Googler and ECE Alum Sagar Kamdar '99 featured in Cornell Engineering Online Magazine

Kamdar, a director on Project Loon, Google’s ambitious plan for balloon-­powered Internet around the globe, is one of three alums who shares their experience working at Google. read more

ECE Ph.D. student Dipayan Ghosh interns with the National Economic Council at the White House

April 10, 2014

ECE Ph.D. student Dipayan Ghosh interns with the National Economic Council at the White House

Dipayan Ghosh, a Ph.D. student in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering will take his research expertise to Washington, D.C. this semester, as he interns with the National Economic... read more

ExxonMobil Foundation gives $467,000 to Cornell

April 7, 2014

ExxonMobil Foundation gives $467,000 to Cornell

The ExxonMobil Foundation has given Cornell $466,555 through its Educational Matching Gifts Program. read more

Illustrations that Inspire: Cornell ECE and Big Data

April 4, 2014

Illustrations that Inspire: Cornell ECE and Big Data

ECE Connections magazine cover showcased on Illustration blog. read more

Multimode Fiber-Optic Components: Multimode silicon photonics gains WDM-compatible multiplexer

April 2, 2014

Multimode Fiber-Optic Components: Multimode silicon photonics gains WDM-compatible multiplexer

While high-bandwidth optical communications as well as chip-based integrated silicon photonics architectures typically comprise single-mode fibers working in concert with single-mode... read more

A rite of spring takes wing

March 28, 2014

A rite of spring takes wing

Cornell celebrated Dragon Day, a project by first-year architecture students preceding the exodus from the Hill for spring break, with a minimalist silver-and-green dragon in a parade across campus. read more

BOOM offers a glimpse of computing future

March 27, 2014

BOOM offers a glimpse of computing future

The 17th annual Bits On Our Minds exhibition shows off student computing projects from games to robotics, as faculty and potential employers look on with interest. read more

One team from ECE takes home two awards during the 17th Annual BOOM showcase

March 27, 2014

One team from ECE takes home two awards during the 17th Annual BOOM showcase

This original student project is Pulso, a hand-mounted mobility device that allows visually impaired individuals to navigate their surroundings and perform day-to-day tasks by “feeling” their way... read more

Girl Scouts explore science, earn badges on campus

March 24, 2014

Girl Scouts explore science, earn badges on campus

At a March 22 workshop aimed to encourage grade-school girls to pursue science and technology, Girl Scouts decoded secret messages and investigated a scene to earn scouting detective badges, among... read more

Bill Gates to attend dedication of Bill & Melinda Gates Hall

March 19, 2014

Bill Gates to attend dedication of Bill & Melinda Gates Hall

William H. “Bill” Gates, co-founder of Microsoft Corp. and trustee of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will be on campus for the Oct. 1 dedication of Bill & Melinda Gates Hall. read more

Ethics contest revolves around Twitter and privacy

March 13, 2014

Ethics contest revolves around Twitter and privacy

A student team that devised a plan to sell certain public tweets to Google and Microsoft has won first prize in the university’s second annual Stephen S. J. Hall Ethics Case Competition held March 7... read more

BEST program will train Ph.D.s for nonacademic careers

March 13, 2014

BEST program will train Ph.D.s for nonacademic careers

With so few available academic jobs, Cornell will start a NIH-funded pilot program to help train life sciences graduate students and postdocs for nonacademic positions. A kickoff event is March 18. read more

Cornell ECE researchers win Outstanding Paper Award for silicon tweezer to aid in surgical operations

March 7, 2014

Cornell ECE researchers win Outstanding Paper Award for silicon tweezer to aid in surgical operations

Cornell researchers have developed a multi-function silicon tweezer for characterizing the electromechanical properties of tissue during surgical procedures. read more

Tiny tool measures heat at the nanoscale

February 26, 2014

Tiny tool measures heat at the nanoscale

Cornell researchers have developed a new way to precisely measure the extremely subtle movement of heat in nanostructures. read more

Recent ECE Ph.D. Graduate Enrique Mallada spoke at conference as a "bright mind"

February 24, 2014

Recent ECE Ph.D. Graduate Enrique Mallada spoke at conference as a "bright mind"

Enrique Mallada was invited to give a talk in the "bright mind" session at the KAUST-NSF Conference on Electronic Materials, Devices and Systems for a sustainable future. read more

Jacobs Institute at Cornell Tech launches postdoc program

February 24, 2014

Jacobs Institute at Cornell Tech launches postdoc program

The Joan and Irwin Jacobs Technion-Cornell Innovation Institute at Cornell Tech has announced that six postdocs are joining the campus for the first Runway Program, a new model for technology... read more

New Faculty: Christoph Studer

February 21, 2014

New Faculty: Christoph Studer

Christoph Studer possesses a diverse background in theory of signal and image processing, wireless communications, algorithm design, and digital systems. read more

The ECE graduate organization (ECE GO) is an important part of the Ph.D. student experience

February 18, 2014

The ECE graduate organization (ECE GO) is an important part of the Ph.D. student experience

An essential element of graduate work is social interaction outside of research and academic pursuits. To ensure this element is in place and to foster a sense of community, between not only the... read more

Think to act: Brain signals move paralyzed limbs

February 18, 2014

Think to act: Brain signals move paralyzed limbs

Maryam Shanechi is bringing brain-machine interfaces to the next level: Instead of signals directing a device, she hopes to help paralyzed people move their own limb, just by thinking about it. read more

Ph.D. Student Ruonan Han Awarded IEEE MTT-S Graduate Fellowship

February 18, 2014

Ph.D. Student Ruonan Han Awarded IEEE MTT-S Graduate Fellowship

Ph.D. student Ruonan Han has been awarded an IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Graduate Fellowship for 2014. read more

Kids tackle natural disasters at Cornell LEGO Expo

February 14, 2014

Kids tackle natural disasters at Cornell LEGO Expo

More than 120 kids ages six to nine took part in Cornell's 2014 Junior FIRST LEGO League Expo held Jan. 25 in Duffield Hall. 24 teams from the Ithaca, NY area presented "Disaster Blaster"-themed Lego... read more

Engineering saves $15,000 in energy competition

February 13, 2014

Engineering saves $15,000 in energy competition

The College of Engineering avoided $15,000 in energy costs through an energy-saving competition held last semester. read more

Dates Announced! ECE Innovation Award Competition Spring 2014

February 5, 2014

Dates Announced! ECE Innovation Award Competition Spring 2014

STUDENTS! Need seed money for your original, innovative technology? Submit your proposal by Wednesday, March 5! read more

Chats in the Stacks with ECE's Stephen B. Wicker

February 4, 2014

Chats in the Stacks with ECE's Stephen B. Wicker

Olin Library Book Talk features Stephen B. Wicker and his new book Cellular Convergence and the Death of Privacy on February 12 read more

Hip-hop engineer talks tech careers at STEM event

February 3, 2014

Hip-hop engineer talks tech careers at STEM event

Sound engineer for highly successful recording artists Gimel “Young Guru” Keaton spoke Feb. 1 at the STEM Men of Color “Access to Knowledge and Empowerment” Symposium. read more

Students invent 'Aura' musical instrument

January 30, 2014

Students invent 'Aura' musical instrument

Engineering students build an electronic instrument that lets them shape music with their hands. read more

New smartphone app helps keep students safe

January 30, 2014

New smartphone app helps keep students safe

A free smartphone app, ResCUer, connects users to police, taxis, friends and other safety resources with just a few taps on a smartphones. read more

Minor planet named after the late Paul Kintner, ECE Professor

January 30, 2014

Minor planet named after the late Paul Kintner, ECE Professor

The International Astronomical Union Minor Planets Center has named minor planet 15358 “Kintner” after the late Paul Kintner, professor of electrical and computer engineering and head of the Cornell... read more

Thermostat setbacks over holiday lead to fiscal bonus

January 28, 2014

Thermostat setbacks over holiday lead to fiscal bonus

By turning down temperatures and unplugging electric devices over the holidays, the Cornell campus combined to save 1,200 metric tons of carbon dioxide from getting pumped into the atmosphere. read more

JanFab gives student-engineering teams a leg up

January 23, 2014

JanFab gives student-engineering teams a leg up

Combine 80 Cornell students from five engineering project teams. Blend in the frenetic vibrancy of Santa’s workshop, sift in esprit de corps of Slope Day and simmer in the serenity of the winter... read more

Cornell's new Gates Hall is not what it seems

January 23, 2014

Cornell's new Gates Hall is not what it seems

Cornell's Bill and Melinda Gates Hall, home of Computing and Information Science, opened for business this week. The building features "curved lines intersecting with linear angles, lots of glass and... read more

ECE Custodian Kay Danby Receives 2013 Bartels Award for Service Excellence

January 16, 2014

ECE Custodian Kay Danby Receives 2013 Bartels Award for Service Excellence

The seventh annual Bartels Awards for Custodial Service Excellence, held Dec. 16 in Bartels Hall, presented ECE’s Kay Danby and five other housekeeping and custodial staff members Bartels Awards. read more

Campus mourns death of Milica Mandic '14

January 15, 2014

Campus mourns death of Milica Mandic '14

Susan Murphy, vice president for student and academic services, issued a statement to the Cornell community on the death of Milica Mandic '14. read more

Bruce Land’s ECE 4760 channel ranks in top 1% on Youtube

January 9, 2014

Bruce Land’s ECE 4760 channel ranks in top 1% on Youtube

Bruce Land’s Cornell University Electrical and Computer Engineering courses (4760, 5760, 5030) boast a significant Youtube subscriber ranking of approximately 48,100 and a view number rank of just... read more

ECE Professor Emeritus Simpson (Sam) Linke Dies at 96

January 7, 2014

ECE Professor Emeritus Simpson (Sam) Linke Dies at 96

­­ECE Professor Emeritus Simpson (Sam) Linke passed away on Friday, December 27, 2013 at the age of 96. read more

G. Edward Suh Wins ASPLOS Most Influential Paper Award

January 3, 2014

G. Edward Suh Wins ASPLOS Most Influential Paper Award

G. Edward Suh, Associate Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering has been selected as the 2014 winner for the ASPLOS Most Influential Paper Award. read more

ECE Director Tsuhan Chen Presents Keynote at International Conference

January 2, 2014

ECE Director Tsuhan Chen Presents Keynote at International Conference

ECE Director Tsuhan Chen recently delivered a keynote speech at the International Conference on Information, Communications and Signal Processing (ICICS). read more