News: ECE

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Video: Cornell Maker Club empowers cross-disciplinary learning

In a new video, members of the Cornell Maker Club describe how having access to a space stocked with state-of-the-art equipment enhances their educational experience in Cornell Engineering. Thanks to Michael Xiao ‘19, Emma Vedock-Gross ‘20 and Akugbe Imudia ‘22 for speaking with us about how they utilize the maker spaces in Phillips Hall. Special thanks to David H. Ahl '60 and the Hui Family whose gifts and support helped create these valuable spaces for students. Read more

Students demonstrate magnetism concepts

Graduate student projects demonstrate magnetism concepts to visiting high-schoolers

The fair was organized by El-Ghazaly along with Kurt Sarsfield, Assistant Director of Cornell’s Science & Technology Entry Program (STEP), a program of the NYS Department of Education designed to promote postsecondary degree programs in scientific, technical, health-related fields, and the licensed professions to middle and high school students. The event, which took place Saturday December 7 in Duffield Hall Atrium, invited curious and eager students to experience magnetism concepts through working magnetics demonstrations built by Cornell graduate students. El-Ghazaly had challenged her... Read more

Crowds watch ECE students compete at Robotics Day

ECE robotics teams thrill crowds at annual event

More than 100 engineering students let off some end-of-semester steam and tried not to blow any gaskets at the annual Robotics Day competition Dec. 10 in Duffield Hall atrium. The day kicked off with the “Robotic Maze Runners” morning competition. Each round featured four robots equipped with sensors and navigation algorithms that were placed in a 9-by-9-foot  maze. Over the course of six minutes, the robots attempted to map the maze by following a grid of white lines while avoiding walls and other robots. The information each robot recorded was then transmitted wirelessly to a base station... Read more

ECE faculty members receive Research Excellence Awards

Since 2015, the awards have recognized the importance of leadership in innovative research in the categories of assistant, associate, and full professors. The 2020 recipients included two ECE faculty members: Assistant Professor Mert Sabuncu and David E. Burr Professor of Engineering Debdeep Jena (nominated as an MSE faculty member). Mert directs a research program that is situated at the intersection of image processing and machine learning, with an application focus in healthcare and neuroscience. He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award (2018) and the NIH Early Career Development Award... Read more

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Professor Edward Suh Named IEEE Fellow

We are excited to announce that the IEEE Board of Directors named Professor Edward Suh an IEEE Fellow, recognized for contributions to the development of secure hardware circuits and processors. Ed Suh joined the faculty of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2007. His research is focused on computer architecture, including parallel and reconfigurable computer architecture for security and reliability, embedded cyber-physical systems, and on-chip network design and management. He combines architectural techniques with low-level software to enhance various aspects of computing... Read more

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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