News: ECE

SonicMEMS, a New Edge for Electronics

For decades, electronics have become smaller and faster year by year. This size reduction and concurrent power increase have been dependent on the electronics industry consistently finding ways to increase the number of microcomponents carried by an average microchip. Lately the pace of optimization has slowed so much that some experts think we may have reached the limit of scaling down devices. This would mean the end of the hotly anticipated, ultra-expensive, new product iteration. “If you’re in the integrated circuit business and you don’t have a better technology in three years, then... Read more

Steve Dai receives 2019 ECE Outstanding Thesis Research Award

Steve Dai from Professor Zhiru Zhang’s group has won the prestigious ECE Outstanding Thesis Research Award for 2019. The annual award is given to one graduating Ph.D. student from the Cornell University School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, based on the significance of their doctoral research. Steve Dai and Professor Zhiru Zhang in the Computer Systems Laboratory's Hardware Lab Steve recently joined NVIDIA Research as a Research Scientist, after successfully defending his PhD thesis titled “Coordinated Static and Dynamic Scheduling for High-Quality High-Level Synthesis”. Steve's... Read more

Ars longa: Rembrandt catalog receives three honors

Museum exhibitions have lives lasting well past their public display – in artistic inspiration, viewers’ memories, online portals and print catalogs. David O. Brown/Johnson Museum of Art One such catalog, produced by the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art in 2017, is now a multiple award winner. “ Lines of Inquiry: Learning from Rembrandt’s Etchings ” most recently was honored with the College Art Association’s 2019 Alfred H. Barr Jr. Book Award for Smaller Museums, Libraries, Collections and Exhibitions. Award winners will be presented during the CAA’s 107th Annual Conference, Feb. 13-16 in New... Read more

Seyler appointed Emeritus Professor

Professor Charles Eugene Seyler has recently been appointed as Emeritus Professor. On the faculty of the School of Electrical and Computer since 1981, Seyler has graduated more than 15 Ph.D. students, taught over 17 courses, developed six new courses, and supervised both Master of Engineering students and student project teams. He was Associate Director of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering from 2002 to 2007 and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs for the College of Engineering from 2011 to 2013. “Charlie is widely considered one of the best Associate Directors to have... Read more

Margaret Martonosi ’86 visits as A.D. White Professor-at-Large

Computer scientist Margaret Martonosi '86 , a leader in promoting and nurturing diversity in STEM fields, will be at Cornell Jan. 21-25 as an Andrew Dickson White Professor-at-Large for a series of talks, seminars, classroom visits and informal events with students and faculty in Computing and Information Sciences and Cornell Engineering. Margaret Martonosi Martonosi is the Hugh Trumbull Adams ’35 Professor of Computer Science at Princeton University and director of Princeton’s Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education. An inventor with six U.S. patents, her work includes the... Read more

Alum William Johnson receives Naval Submarine League Distinguished Civilian Award

On November 8, 2018, William (Bill) Johnson B.S. EE '70, M.Eng. EE '75 was awarded the Naval Submarine League’s Distinguished Civilian Award at the NSL 36th Annual Symposium. The Distinguished Civilian award is presented annually to select individuals whose work has been of significant importance to the Submarine Force. Awardees accomplishments must result in a clearly identifiable contribution to the submarine program which must represent a breakthrough directed at, and important to, one or more aspects of the submarine program. Mr. Johnson is widely recognized as the “Father” and Chief... Read more

Jayadev Acharya

Acharya receives NSF CAREER Award

Jayadev Acharya, 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 on “Statistical Inference Under Information Constraints: Efficient Algorithms and Fundamental Limits” for a five-year period from 2019 through 2024 with a total amount of $552,654. “Consider an app on a mobile device,” says Acharya. “We would like it to be small in size (takes... Read more

G. Edward Sue

G. Edward Suh promoted to Full Professor

ECE’s Gookwon Edward Suh has been promoted to the rank of Full Professor following approval from the Cornell University Board of Trustees, effective January 1, 2019. Suh joined the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University as an assistant professor in 2007. His research group works on all aspects of computer architecture with a focus on the design of efficient (high-performance, low-energy) and secure computing systems. The group is part of the Computer Systems Laboratory at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering . Suh is interested in combining... Read more

Opinion: Kids Shouldn’t Have to Sacrifice Privacy for Education

Dipayan Ghosh is a fellow at the Shorenstein Center at the Harvard Kennedy School. Jim Steyer is the chief executive and founder of Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization devoted to improving media and entertainment for families. "This year, the media has exposed — and the government, including through guidance issued by the F.B.I. has begun to address — a string of harms to individual privacy by the technology sector’s leading firms. But policymakers must intervene specifically to protect the most precious and vulnerable people in our society: children. Their behavioral data is... Read more

Students gather around the six playing fields during the "Cube Craze" competition in Duffield Hall.

Robotics Day attracts scores to Duffield atrium

By Tom Fleischman, Cornell Chronicle With the addition this year of a few twists and turns, the end-of-semester robotics competition grew into a daylong showcase in Duffield Hall atrium. “I love that we have reached critical mass in robotics at Cornell to host such events, and we hope to make it a bigger communitywide event moving forward,” said Kirstin Petersen, assistant professor in electrical and computer engineering (ECE), whose Intelligent Physical Systems course held a maze exploration competition as part of Robotics Day, Dec. 4. Petersen’s class held its competition in the morning and... Read more