News: ECE

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Cornell research drives NYSEG electric car charging pilot

By: Melanie Lefkowitz

NYSEG, in collaboration with Eilyan Bitar, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, is piloting a new approach to coordinate electric vehicle power use by encouraging owners to delay charging times in exchange for lower prices. The project, OptimizEV, will engage 35 participants in Tompkins County for a year to better understand consumer charging preferences, and how these might align with the overall power grid. Read more

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ECE Professors Alyssa Apsel and Aaron Wagner Named IEEE Fellows

We learned today that the IEEE Board of Directors elevated Professors Alyssa Apsel and Aaron Wagner to IEEE Fellows. Alyssa Apsel was recognized for her contributions to radio frequency and optical communications circuits and systems, while Aaron Wagner was recognized for contributions to distributed data compression. Alyssa Apsel, director of Cornell ECE, focuses her research ion power-aware mixed signal circuits and design for highly scaled CMOS and modern electronic systems. She is currently working on low power radio for IoT and reconfigurable multi-standard radio to extend the reach of... Read more

Spira Award Recipients Announced

The Ruth and Joel Spira Award for Excellence in Teaching is presented annually to an individual faculty member who has excelled in teaching and inspiring students during a particular academic year. Today the following award recipients were announced. Clifford Pollock, 2018-19 Zhiru Zhang, 2017-18 David Albonesi, 2016-17 These faculty members represent the exceptional value placed on academic instruction within Cornell ECE. We congratulate our esteemed teachers on their awards and are grateful for their continued dedication to our students. Read more

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 for... 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