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Sophia Rocco: Hoping to make the world a better place through a potential renewable energy source

When she was looking at graduate schools, physics major Sophia Rocco, thought she would be in a materials science program bridging her interests in electricity and magnetism and novel materials for solar cells. More

Welcome Francesco Monticone

If you want to realize a cloak that would be able to make something invisible, that is theoretically possible, at least for a single color More

Welcome Jayadev Acharya

You don’t want to ask SIRI a question and then have to wait a day for the perfect answer More

Welcome Vikram Krishnamurthy

The typical 18-year old spends up to six hours a day on social media. All those interactions have an effect. And we can use mathematical analytical tools to help explain some of the effects. More

Ope Oladipo '17: Bridging fields to create something new

Ope Oladipo’s (ECE B.S. ’17) interest in electronics started at a young age, but it wasn’t until he moved to New York City from Nigeria as a sophomore in high school that he really started working with Arduinos, microcontrollers, and other devices, which cemented his interest in electrical and computer engineering. More

Mikayla Diesch ’16, M.Eng ’17: Solving problems to make life better

As a high school sophomore, Mikayla Diesch and her younger sister competed in a competition to create an energy bar for NASA—and won. More

Hazal Yüksel: Pushing boundaries through curiosity

Hazal Yüksel is working to create a chip that aggregates multiple functionalities onto a single chip, making it smaller and cheaper, and potentially creating a paradigm shift in wireless communications. More

Welcome Kirstin Petersen

When Kirstin Petersen was a high school student, she had the opportunity to spend some time at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena. More

Welcome Christina Delimitrou

Christina Delimitrou, assistant professor in Cornell’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), did not have a computer until she was 17. 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

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

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

Christoph Studer: Doing things differently to improve wireless communications

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