News: ECE

Three new Tisch University Professors named

The Tisch University Professorships , one of Cornell’s highest faculty honors, were created in 2008 by Andrew H. Tisch ’71 and Ann Rubenstein Tisch to help attract and retain prominent scholars and midcareer faculty. Awarded at the discretion of the president and provost, the professorships are deployed to address critical recruitment and retention needs, give the university flexibility to pursue new initiatives, and help strengthen and fortify departments and emerging interdisciplinary fields. “The Tisch Professorships continue to be a tremendous asset for the university that supports... Read more

22 student entrepreneurs join W.E. Cornell

Cornell’s new entrepreneurship program, W.E. (women entrepreneurs) Cornell, recently announced its first cohort of students for the 2018-19 academic year. W.E. Cornell was created by Andrea Ippolito ’06, M.Eng. ’07, executive director of Cornell’s engineering management program and eLab instructor, to address persistent underrepresentation of women entrepreneurs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields and empower more women to found and lead tech startups. Read more here. Read more

Cornell Neurotech Symposium explores brain research

Three neuroscientists discussed how birds learn to sing, an RNA editing approach to potentially cure the autism spectrum disorder Rett Syndrome, and the latest progress in functional imaging of human brains at the third annual Cornell Neurotech Mong Family Foundation Symposium, Sept. 27 in the Biotechnology Building. Read more here. Read more

C. Richard Johnson

Intersection of art history and tech topic of Milstein lecture

C. Richard Johnson will speak about the field of computational art history and discuss preserving and authenticating the works of Vermeer and Rembrandt Friday, Nov. 9, at 5 p.m. in the Guerlac Room of A.D. White House, followed by a buffet dinner. His talk, “Studying Vermeer’s Canvases and Rembrandt’s Papers: Two Examples of Computational Art History,” is part of the Milstein Program in Technology & Humanity Speaker Series. Johnson, the Geoffrey S.M. Hedrick Senior Professor of Engineering at Cornell and the fellow in computational arts and humanities at the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute,... Read more

Air Force Young Investigator Award funds study of waves, topology

Francesco Monticone, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, will help push the scientific boundaries of topological systems – and help imagine new metamaterials with exotic properties, such as the ability to bend light and other electromagnetic waves – with a three-year, $450,000 Young Investigator Award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. The field of topological physics and its engineering applications have seen a surge of interest in recent years as researchers look for ways to design new materials and combine them to gain properties that are preserved... Read more

Zygmunt J. Haas

Haas delivers Distinguished Lecture at KTH

Emeritus Professor Zygmunt J. Haas recently delivered a talk at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden as part of the ACCESS Distinguished Lecture Series. The invited lecture, “Reconfigurable Distributed MIMO for Physical-layer Security in Mobile Networks,” was presented on September 13, 2018. In his talk, Haas discussed the model and performance of the distributed MIMO architecture for mobile networks, which is referred to as Reconfigurable Distributed MIMO (RD-MIMO). In RD-MIMO, the communicating mobile nodes temporarily recruit adjacent nodes to operate as distributed... Read more

Albonesi, Martinez, Skovira and Land

Cornell Engineering presents awards to four ECE instructors

Four ECE instructors were honored at the 2018 College of Engineering Excellence in Advising and Teaching Awards, hosted on Monday, Sept. 17. David Albonesi, Professor received the Kenneth A. Goldman '71 Excellence in Teaching Award José Martínez, Professor received the Dorothy and Fred Chau MS '74 Excellence in Teaching Award Joseph Skovira, Senior Lecturer received the Michael Tien '72 Excellence in Teaching Award Bruce Land, Senior Lecturer received the Michael Tien '72 Sustained Excellence and Innovation in Engineering Education Award The annual awards recognize distinguished teaching and... Read more

Kevin Tang

Kevin Tang receives 2018 IBM Faculty Award

A. Kevin Tang, associate professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering has received a 2018 IBM Faculty Award for his project, " Enabling Joint Transport Layer and Network Layer Optimization for Software-Defined Networks ." The IBM Faculty Awards is a competitive worldwide program intended to foster collaboration between researchers at leading universities worldwide and those in IBM research, development and services organizations; and promote curriculum innovation to stimulate growth in disciplines and geographies that are strategic to IBM. Tang’s project will examine the... Read more