News: ECE

Announcing ECE Faculty Promotions

The Cornell University Board of Trustees has made the following appointments in ECE faculty, effective November 1, 2019. Khurram Afridi was promoted to associate professor with indefinite tenure. Daniel Lee was promoted to professor with indefinite tenure. Christoph Studer was promoted to associate professor with indefinite tenure. A. Kevin Tang was promoted to professor with indefinite tenure. We congratulate our colleagues on this well-deserved recognition of their contributions to ECE and the University community. Our faculty has always represented the best the field has to offer–engineers,... Read more

ECE Ph.D. Student Awards

Brandon Regensburger, ECE Ph.D. ( Afridi Lab ), was awarded the Best Presentation Award at APEC 2019 on March 21. The presentation was on his paper "High-Efficiency High-Power-Transfer-Density Capacitive Wireless Power Transfer System for Electric Vehicle Charging Utilizing Semi-Toroidal Interleaved-Foil Coupled Inductors." Kevin Lee, ECE Ph.D. ( Jena Lab ), received the best student poster award at the 77th Device Research Conference held at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in June. Jeff Miller, ECE Ph.D. ( Xing Lab ), was selected as one of the Ph.D. students to minor in entrepreneurship,... Read more

Professor David Albonesi Wins MICRO Test of Time Award

ECE Professor David Albonesi’s 1999 paper entitled “ Selective Cache Ways: On-Demand Cache Resource Allocation ” has been recognized as one of MICRO’s most influential publications of the last half century. The MICRO Test of Time (ToT) award is presented during the International Symposium on Microarchitecture to an exclusive selection of publications which have had significant impact in the field. This year, only two papers are deemed to have stood the test of time. Since 1968, fewer than 20 papers have been so recognized. “It’s a great honor to be chosen for this award and I’m very grateful... Read more

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Kirstin Petersen wins Packard Foundation fellowship

By: Melanie Lefkowitz

Kirstin Petersen , assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, is among 22 early-career researchers honored with a Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering, from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Read more

Lang Tong Again Among Best Conference Paper Winners at IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting

A paper co-authored by Mariola Ndrio, Subhonmesh Bose, Ye Guo, and Lang Tong (ECE) won one of the Prize Conference Paper awards at the 2019 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM), the society’s flagship conference. The award was given to the best papers selected from the Best Conference Paper sessions, which Tong has now won two years in a row. Entitled “Coordinated Transaction Scheduling in Multi-Area Power Systems with Strategic Participants,” the paper addresses market challenges arising from operating the interface between independent system operators. Using game-theoretic... Read more

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NSF Awards Cyber-Physical Systems Grants to ECE Professors Lang Tong and Ed Suh

ECE Professors Lang Tong and Edward Suh are the co-principal investigators of a $1.2m award from the National Science Foundation under the Cyber-Physical Systems program. Titled “High-Fidelity High-Resolution and Secure Monitoring and Control of Future Grids: a synergy of AI, data science, and hardware security,” this multidisciplinary project also includes Professors Meng Wang and Joe Chow from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute which shares the award . This research develops new hardware and software solutions for high-fidelity, high-resolution, and secure monitoring and control of the... Read more

ECE Alumna to Lead NSF Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected Margaret Martonosi to serve as head of the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE). Martonosi received her bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University in 1986. “I am honored to have been selected to take this CISE leadership role. My time as an undergraduate at Cornell ECE helped me see the excitement and importance of deep, curiosity-driven explorations of computer systems and of the broader world,” said Martonosi. “I look forward to working at NSF and with the community to catalyze... Read more

American Physical Society Fellowship Awarded to Huili Grace Xing

Huili Grace Xing, the William L. Quackenbush Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) by the APS Council of Representatives at its September meeting upon the recommendation of the APS Division of Condensed Matter Physics (DCMP). The APS Fellowship Program was created to recognize members who may have made advances in physics through original research and publication, or made significant innovative contributions in the application of physics to science and technology. The criteria for election include outstanding physics... Read more

Two ECE Professors Receive College of Engineering Teaching Awards

Assistant Professor Christina Delimitrou and Associate Professor Alyosha Molnar were honored recently for their exceptional teaching at the New Faculty Reception on Tuesday, September 17. We are proud to share details of their awards, including comments from some of their students. Christina Delimitrou received the Douglas Whitney '61 Award. While only being at Cornell for 3 years, Christina has become a tremendous educator within ECE, including teaching the senior computer architecture class twice since she arrived. Starting from 71 students, she has grown the class to 115, the second largest... Read more