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

Sprout Awards spring collaborative engineering research

From exploring the mechanics of early-stage bone metastasis to analyzing price formation policies in wholesale electricity markets, Cornell Engineering’s Sprout Awards are funding unique research projects with the potential to grow partnerships across Cornell. Read more

Kapil Gangwar awarded IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Fellowship

By: Ashley Bohn

Kapil Gangwar, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) received the 2023 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S) Fellowship. IEEE AP-S provides fellowships to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows worldwide who are pursuing research projects in areas of interest to the A-PS, in order to facilitate each student’s career goals in these fields. Gangwar, who is part of Professor Edwin Kan’s Group, is currently researching a near-field voxel forming microwave imaging system for dental diagnosis. The system will offer a safe, portable, cost-effective... Read more

Afridi featured in WSJ video on air charging

In this Wall Street Journal Video segment, Khurram Khan Afridi, associate professor in electrical and computer engineering discusses the risks of using infrared transmitters under FCC and FDA safety guidelines. "The general limit these days is about one watt of power, so it's very small. A standard light bulb is 60 watts, so even smaller than that," said Afridi. Companies offering air charging use one of three ways to remotely charge devices; radio waves, microwaves, or infrared light. Infrared light delivers significant power at a distance and while it is a slower charging process than... Read more

Cong Chen Wins Award at IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting

By: Ashley Bohn

Cong Chen, a Ph.D. candidate in Cornell Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), won the Prize Conference Paper Award at the 2023 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM). PESGM accepts over one thousand papers for presentation each year. After review, less than 90 papers are chosen in the Best Paper sessions, from these select few, the awards for Conference Prize Paper are determined. Chen's paper, "DSO-DERA Coordination for Wholesale Market Participation of Distributed Energy Resources," co-authored with Lang Tong, Professor at Cornell Engineering, and Subhonmesh Bose... Read more

Swarming microrobots self-organize into diverse patterns

A research collaboration has found an efficient way to expand the collective behavior of swarming microrobots: Mixing different sizes of the micron-scale ‘bots enables them to self-organize into diverse patterns that can be manipulated when a magnetic field is applied. Read more