Huili Grace Xing

Huili Grace Xing elevated to IEEE Fellow

The IEEE Board of Directors has named Professor Huili Grace Xing an IEEE Fellow, recognized for contributions to GaN high-electron-mobility transistors. Xing is the William L. Quackenbush Professor of Engineering and Associate Dean on Research and Graduate Studies. Xing’s research is focused on fundamental work toward next generation electronic materials and devices. “We are currently engaged in doping science in polar semiconductors, ultrawide bandgap semiconductors for energy-efficient and agile power electronics, deep UV light emitters, quantum materials and technologies for secure... Read more

quantum superconductor junction

Collaboration gets quantum view of superconductor junction

By: David Nutt

A crystal structure that combines a semiconductor and superconductor is a tantalizing prospect to create energy-efficient computers, or quantum computers, which leverage the unique quantum mechanical properties of superconductors. Superconductors carry current with little to no energy loss, while semiconductors offer the control and versatility that has made them an essential feature of transistor technology. Read more

Francesco Monticone

Francesco Monticone honored among Italian researchers working in the US

Celebrating the bond between Italy and the United States, the Italian Scientists and Scholars in North America Foundation (ISSNAF), presented Cornell ECE’s Francesco Monticone with the Franco Strazzabosco Young Investigator Award at their annual event honoring the best young Italian Researchers in the US. ISSNAF is a foundation that brings together thousands of Italian scientists and academics working in laboratories, universities and research centers in North America. Founded in 2007 by prominent Italian scientists and scholars in North America, ISSNAF promotes cooperation between Italian... Read more

Hsiao-Dong Chiang

Chiang’s team excels in ARPA-E Grid Optimization challenge

Professor Hsiao-Dong Chiang is leading a research and development team through a series of energy grid optimization challenges set up by ARPA-E, the Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy. So far, they are ranked #2. ARPA-E is the U.S. government agency tasked with funding research into advanced energy technologies, and its Grid Optimization (GO) Competition is aimed at developing software management solutions to address challenging power grid problems. The ultimate goal is to create a more reliable, resilient and secure American electricity grid. Optimizing the nation’s power grid could... Read more

The Panorama project team includes Cornell faculty members (L-R) Zhiru Zhang (ECE), Christopher Batten (ECE), Adrian Sampson (CS) and Ed Suh (ECE, not pictured).

$5M grant will tackle pangenomics computing challenge

By: Eric Laine

Sometimes to create a breakthrough, researchers need a problem complex enough to demand a fundamentally new approach. A team led by Christopher Batten, associate professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, found a truly big one: graph-based pangenomics. As scientists continue to catalogue genomic variations in everything from plants to people, today's computers are struggling to provide the power needed to find the secrets hidden within mass amounts of genomic data. Batten’s team is responding with the Panorama project, a five-year, $5 million NSF-funded effort to create... Read more