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New class of materials could power memory devices

July 24, 2014

New class of materials could power memory devices

A new phase of matter known as topological insulators, until recently known only for esoteric... read more

Researchers answer 'provocative question' on breast cancer

July 22, 2014

Researchers answer 'provocative question' on breast cancer

Researchers at Cornell and Weill Cornell Medical College have received a $1.34 million grant to... read more

North Atlantic right whale's prospects tied to climate

July 22, 2014

North Atlantic right whale's prospects tied to climate

A pleasant scientific surprise: The North Atlantic right whale population – once projected for... read more

Global warming culprit-nations likely to change by 2030

July 16, 2014

Global warming culprit-nations likely to change by 2030

While developed countries have long been blamed for Earth’s rising greenhouse gas emissions,... read more

4-H youth sample careers, college life at conference

July 9, 2014

4-H youth sample careers, college life at conference

Hundreds of New York state high school students came to campus to explore college and specific... 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

Wastewater injection induces Oklahoma earthquakes

July 8, 2014

Wastewater injection induces Oklahoma earthquakes

The dramatic increase in earthquakes in central Oklahoma since 2009 is likely attributable to... 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

For cancer patients, sugar-coated cells are deadly

June 25, 2014

For cancer patients, sugar-coated cells are deadly

A Cornell researcher has found that a cancer cell's sugar coating causes physical changes in the... 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

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

Atkinson Center awards $1.4 million to new projects

June 10, 2014

Atkinson Center awards $1.4 million to new projects

Cornell’s Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future gives $1.4 million from their Academic Venture... 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

National panel urges 'putting human boots' on Mars

June 10, 2014

National panel urges 'putting human boots' on Mars

After 18 months of deliberation, the Committee on Human Spaceflight – co-led by a Cornell professor... read more

Geothermal heat pumps keep cell tower cool

June 9, 2014

Geothermal heat pumps keep cell tower cool

In collaboration with Verizon Wireless, Cornell engineers are testing a geothermal heat pump system... 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

'Critical zone' study expands with $1.4M NSF award

June 3, 2014

'Critical zone' study expands with $1.4M NSF award

The study of what earth scientists call the “critical zone” – the area where rock, water soil,... 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

Greg Fuchs receives DOE early career award

June 2, 2014

Greg Fuchs receives DOE early career award

Greg Fuchs, assistant professor of applied and engineering physics, has received a Department of... read more

Nanoscale short course offered June 3-6

May 28, 2014

Nanoscale short course offered June 3-6

The Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility will offer a comprehensive, three-day course... 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

Top seniors honored as 2014 Merrill scholars

May 27, 2014

Top seniors honored as 2014 Merrill scholars

On May 21, the Cornell Merrill Presidential Scholars Program honored 33 outstanding graduating... 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

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

New device isolates most aggressive cancer cells

May 22, 2014

New device isolates most aggressive cancer cells

A Cornell cancer research team has invented a microfluidic device that isolates only the most... 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

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

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 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

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

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

Engaged Learning + Research Faculty Fellows named

May 15, 2014

Engaged Learning + Research Faculty Fellows named

Eleven faculty members from nine Cornell departments have been named Engaged Learning + Research... 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

CCMR symposium to explore nanoscale spin

May 14, 2014

CCMR symposium to explore nanoscale spin

Recent advances in measuring and controlling nanoscale spin systems is the theme of this year’s... read more

X-rays, computer simulations reveal crystal growth

May 14, 2014

X-rays, computer simulations reveal crystal growth

Cornell scientists used a very tiny, extremely bright X-ray beam to make high-speed movies of how... read more

Control methane now, greenhouse gas expert warns

May 13, 2014

Control methane now, greenhouse gas expert warns

As the shale gas boom continues, the atmosphere receives more methane, adding to Earth’s greenhouse... 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

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

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

New battery test center adds zip to New York economy

May 7, 2014

New battery test center adds zip to New York economy

Replacing the gasoline economy with better batteries may be accelerated thanks to unique battery... 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

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

Student-developed water monitor gets EPA support

May 5, 2014

Student-developed water monitor gets EPA support

A proposal to develop a portable, affordable turbidimeter, a tool for measuring water quality, has... 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

Cracker-sized satellites launch into orbit

April 24, 2014

Cracker-sized satellites launch into orbit

After years of planning and several last-minute delays, about 100 Cornell-developed mini satellites... 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... 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... read more

Cornell synchrotron receives $100M in NSF support

April 21, 2014

Cornell synchrotron receives $100M in NSF support

Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source has received its requested National Science Foundation grant... 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... read more

See spots glow: Camera system aids cancer clinical trial

April 17, 2014

See spots glow: Camera system aids cancer clinical trial

An optical camera system integrated with Cornell-developed fluorescent nanoparticles called C dots... 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... read more

Ninth AguaClara water plant in Honduras opens

April 15, 2014

Ninth AguaClara water plant in Honduras opens

With the inauguration of another student-designed AguaClara water treatment plant in Honduras,... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... read more

The 'bricycle' dilemma - to steer or balance?

March 27, 2014

The 'bricycle' dilemma - to steer or balance?

Cornell's three-wheeled vehicle shows what it would be like to ride a bike in zero gravity and... read more

One team from ECE takes home two awards during the 17th Annual BOOM showcase on Wednesday, March 27

March 27, 2014

One team from ECE takes home two awards during the 17th Annual BOOM showcase on Wednesday, March 27

This original student project is Pulso, a hand-mounted mobility device that allows visually... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... read more

Peck receives NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal

March 11, 2014

Peck receives NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal

Mason Peck, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, who served as NASA’s chief... 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... read more

'Neurodinners' offer smorgasbord of research ideas

March 6, 2014

'Neurodinners' offer smorgasbord of research ideas

Two neuroscience graduate students have created regular cross-campus events at which to share and... read more

Engineered molecules tag proteins for destruction

March 5, 2014

Engineered molecules tag proteins for destruction

Engineered molecules called ubiquibodies can mark specific proteins inside a cell for destruction,... read more

Nanoparticle networks' design enhanced by theory

February 26, 2014

Nanoparticle networks' design enhanced by theory

A new study provides a deeper understanding of block copolymer nanoparticle self-assembly... 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... 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... 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... read more

Sun powers complex cancer test for remote regions

February 20, 2014

Sun powers complex cancer test for remote regions

From the sun, a solution: Cornell University and Weill Cornell Medical College researchers have... read more

Hi-tech fixes for climate change, fish tracking

February 20, 2014

Hi-tech fixes for climate change, fish tracking

Cornell oceanographer Charles Greene will give two presentations at the Ocean Sciences Meeting,... read more

Cornell researchers share insights at AAAS

February 19, 2014

Cornell researchers share insights at AAAS

Several Cornell researchers shared findings and insights from their respective fields at 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... 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... 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... read more

Lipson talks about the future of 3-D printing

February 17, 2014

Lipson talks about the future of 3-D printing

The promise and peril of 3-D printing, and particularly, the printing of electronics and other... read more

Scientists jump start New York businesses

February 17, 2014

Scientists jump start New York businesses

Supported by New York state, the National Science Foundation and Cornell, the CCMR Industrial... 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... read more

Jon Kleinberg receives Technion's Harvey Prize

February 14, 2014

Jon Kleinberg receives Technion's Harvey Prize

The Technion - Israel Institute of Technology has awarded the Harvey Prize for outstanding efforts... read more

Professor Roger Spanswick dies at 74

February 13, 2014

Professor Roger Spanswick dies at 74

Roger Morgan Spanswick, professor of biological and environmental engineering in the College of... 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... read more

Facebook tells the computer who you love

February 12, 2014

Facebook tells the computer who you love

Computer analysis of Facebook connections can identify which friend is the romantic partner. read more

Strogatz wins AAAS public engagement award

February 5, 2014

Strogatz wins AAAS public engagement award

The American Association for the Advancement of Science has named Cornell's Steven Strogatz the... 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... 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... 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... read more

Two studies look to improve hurricane warnings

February 3, 2014

Two studies look to improve hurricane warnings

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Sea Grant has funded two Cornell projects... 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”... 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... 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

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... read more