Abdelfattah receives NSF CAREER Award

Mohamed Abdelfattah , Assistant Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University recently received a U.S. National Science Foundation Early Career Development (NSF CAREER) Award from the Division of Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF) . The award supports his research proposal, "Efficient Large Language Model Inference Through Codesign: Adaptable Software Partitioning and FPGA-based Distributed Hardware" for a five-year period from 2024 through 2029 with a total amount of $883,082.00. According to the NSF, “The Faculty Early Career Development... Read more

Engineers win Air Force awards to study networks, spintronics

A novel way to analyze complex network contagion and a new material to improve quantum computers, among other devices, is what two Cornell Engineering faculty members will be working toward, respectively, as recipients of 2024 Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Research Program grants. Read more

Matteo Ciabattoni wins IEEE AP-S Doctoral Research Grant

Ph.D. student, Matteo Ciabattoni received the IEEE 2023 Antennas & Propagation Society Doctoral Research Grant for his research "Overcoming Conventional Electromagnetic Performance Bounds with Temporally Modulated Microwave Circuits." Ciabattoni's research is sponsored by associate professor and IEEE AP-S member, Francesco Monticone . "I am very happy to be a recipient of the IEEE AP-S Doctoral Research Grant. This grant will support our future experiments with time-varying RF Metasurfaces and circuits, in which we will continue to probe and challenge conventional electromagnetic performance... Read more

Theodoros Koutserimpas awarded the Stamatis Mantzavinos Postdoctoral Scholarship

The Bodossaki Foundation “Stamatis G. Mantzavinos” Postdoctoral Scholarship is awarded to only four early-stage researchers per year. This highly-selective award provides support to exceptional postdoctoral researchers of Hellenic origin, enabling them to pursue their research in a variety of fields, e.g., molecular medicine, artificial intelligence, material science, etc. “I am delighted to receive this award from Bodossaki Foundation. This scholarship will support my research and collaboration with Prof. Monticone to find fundamental limits and establish design guidelines to maximize... Read more

Ph.D. candidate wins the Best Student Paper award at IEEE CDC 2023

Electrical and Computer Engineering PhD Candidate Feras Al Taha was awarded the Best Student Paper Award at the 2023 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC) for his paper titled “A Distributionally Robust Approach to Regret Optimal Control using the Wasserstein Distance” . According to the IEEE Control Systems Society, the Best Student Paper Award “recognizes excellence in a single conference paper based on its originality, clarity and potential impact on practical applications or theoretical foundations of control.” Co-authored with faculty advisor Eilyan Bitar , this paper introduces a... Read more

44 student teams were given RP2040s to create anything. Here’s what they made

By: Syl Kacapyr

A smart baton for conducting an imaginary orchestra, a gesture-controller kitchen carousel, an autonomous luggage following system, and lots of video games. Forty-four student teams were given Raspberry Pi 2040 microcontroller chips to design and engineer their own projects as part of the fall ECE4760 course Digital Systems Design Using Microcontrollers. The course is instructed by Hunter Adams, lecturer in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, who said the course produced more projects in the fall semester than it has in nearly two decades. “Every year, I’m blown away by the... Read more

Fall 2023 ECE M.Eng. Poster Session Winners

The ECE M.Eng. Poster Session was held in the Duffield Atrium on Monday, December 4, 2023. All posters were evaluated by a combination of ECE faculty members and ECE Ph.D. students. The judges selected winners in seven individual categories, as well as Best Overall Poster. Category: AI / Pattern Recognition (Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Robotics) Poster Title: Autonomous Wave Robot for Digging and Building Project Field Advisor: Kirstin Petersen M.Eng. Student: Ryan Chan Category: Bio-Signals (Neural, controls, Imaging, Bioinformatics) Poster Title: Calf Health, Sickness Prediction... Read more

Mehta receives NSF CAREER Award

By: Ashley Bohn

Karan Mehta , Assistant Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University recently received a U.S. National Science Foundation Early Career Development (NSF CAREER) Award from the Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems (ECCS). The award supports his research proposal, “Fast coherent and incoherent control of atomic ions in scalable platforms” for a five-year period from 2024 through 2029 with a total amount of $550,000. According to the NSF, “The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the... Read more

Student-made robot featured on the cover of Servo Magazine

By: Ashley Bohn

In an iconic scene in “Squid Game,” a wildly popular South Korean television series that debuted in 2021, a robot that looks like a larger-than-life doll leads a lethal game of “Red Light, Green Light.” A recreation of this doll designed by Katherine Fernandes ’24 and Tiffany Guo ’24 landed on the latest cover of Servo Magazine , which bills itself as a publication “for the robot innovator.” Fernandes and Guo decided to recreate the fully functional Squid Game doll for their final project in Digital Systems Design Using Microcontrollers, a course taught by lecturer Hunter Adams that tasks... Read more