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Christoph Studer: Doing things differently to improve wireless communications

The most exciting and interesting research problems come from working in multiple disciplines. More

Rick Johnson: Breaking rules to create a new field of study

Rick Johnson’s field of expertise did not exist until he helped created it. More

José Martínez: Breaking the rules to reimagine computer architecture

It’s critical to realize that disruption and incremental improvement are both absolutely necessary for progress, and that as a researcher one should be willing to embrace both. More

Joe Skovira: Embedding systems to make things work better

Integration is growing so much and processors are getting more complicated—students need to work with them to see what they can do. More

Shiva Rajagopal: Breaking rules to make life better

I want to be where I can have a direct effect on the world and make things that help the people around me. More

Cornell ECE Faculty Profile: Professor Stephen Wicker

Stephen Wicker works in the area of information networks, with an emphasis on the application of game theory, mechanism design, and other technologies that enhance privacy and expression rights for those using large-scale information systems. More

Alumni Spotlight: Sarah Fischell

"Cornell totally prepared me to ask the right questions, to absorb new technical knowledge and to work with a group to define problems and find solutions to those problems,” said Fischell. “These skills were key to success in my engineering career.” More

Q&A with Clif Pollock and Michael Spencer

Professor Michael Spencer recently met with ECE Director Clif Pollock to discuss the devaluation of hardware and how a software-focused generation is changing the way students learn. They also discussed the ways in which the department can contribute to research improving high voltage electronics. More

ECE Teaching Snapshot: Carl Poitras

In the spring 2015 semester, Senior Research Associate and Lecturer Carl Poitras implemented changes to the syllabus of ECE 3400: ECE Practice and Design to include engineering design contests and teamwork components. More

Q&A with Rick Johnson and Clif Pollock

Professor C. Richard Johnson, Jr. has changed his career focus several times by bridging gaps and figuring out what people need—and then making it happen. He met with ECE Director Clif Pollock to explain how he has progressed from adaptive control to telecommunications to art history, and how he succeeds as an electrical engineer in the art world. More