Announcing the 2023 ECE Student Award Winners

Cornell electrical and computer engineering students are known for their academic excellence and dedication to service, and this year’s student award winners are no exception. Join us in congratulating them! Ph.D. Student Awards Cornell ECE Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis Research Award Winner: Weizhe Hua Cornell ECE Outstanding Ph.D. Teaching Assistant Award Winner: Yixiao Du M.Eng. Poster Session Winners The ECE M.Eng. Poster Session was held in the Duffield Atrium on Tuesday May 2, 2023. Nine winning posters were selected from 47 posters presented. See the list of winners. Undergraduate Student... Read more

What’s Up with Electric Vehicles?

By: Beth Saulnier

In their latest "Ask the Expert" story, Cornellians tapped Khurram Afridi, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, whose areas of expertise include electronic power systems. All-electric vehicles are growing in popularity. But what are their advantages and drawbacks—and how close are we to kicking the gasoline habit for good? Read more

How millions of electric vehicles can help—not hurt—the grid

Eilyan Bitar, ECE associate professor and David Croll Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow, has published an op-ed in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists arguing "How millions of electric vehicles can help—not hurt—the grid." This week, the Biden Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency unveiled groundbreaking climate regulations aimed at clamping down on tailpipe emissions in the US transportation sector. The proposed rules will effectively force automakers to ensure that 67 percent of new passenger cars and 25 percent of new heavy-duty trucks sold in the United States are zero... Read more