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Cornell Neurotech Symposium explores brain research

Three neuroscientists discussed how birds learn to sing, an RNA editing approach to potentially cure the autism spectrum disorder Rett Syndrome, and the latest progress in functional imaging of human brains at the third annual Cornell Neurotech Mong Family Foundation Symposium, Sept. 27 in the Biotechnology Building. Read more here.

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C. Richard Johnson

Intersection of art history and tech topic of Milstein lecture

C. Richard Johnson will speak about the field of computational art history and discuss preserving and authenticating the works of Vermeer and Rembrandt Friday, Nov. 9, at 5 p.m. in the Guerlac Room of A.D. White House, followed by a buffet dinner. His talk, “Studying Vermeer’s Canvases and Rembrandt’s Papers: Two Examples of Computational Art History,” is part of the Milstein Program in Technology & Humanity Speaker Series. Johnson, the Geoffrey S.M. Hedrick Senior Professor of Engineering at Cornell and the fellow in computational arts and humanities at the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute,...

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Francesco Monticone

Air Force Young Investigator Award funds study of waves, topology

Francesco Monticone, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, will help push the scientific boundaries of topological systems – and help imagine new metamaterials with exotic properties, such as the ability to bend light and other electromagnetic waves – with a three-year, $450,000 Young Investigator Award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.

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Zygmunt J. Haas

Haas delivers Distinguished Lecture at KTH

Emeritus Professor Zygmunt J. Haas recently delivered a talk at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden as part of the ACCESS Distinguished Lecture Series. The invited lecture, “Reconfigurable Distributed MIMO for Physical-layer Security in Mobile Networks,” was presented on September 13, 2018. In his talk, Haas discussed the model and performance of the distributed MIMO architecture for mobile networks, which is referred to as Reconfigurable Distributed MIMO (RD-MIMO). In RD-MIMO, the communicating mobile nodes temporarily recruit adjacent nodes to operate as distributed...

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Albonesi, Martinez, Skovira and Land

Cornell Engineering presents awards to four ECE instructors

Four ECE instructors were honored at the 2018 College of Engineering Excellence in Advising and Teaching Awards, hosted on Monday, Sept. 17. David Albonesi, Professor received the Kenneth A. Goldman '71 Excellence in Teaching Award José Martínez, Professor received the Dorothy and Fred Chau MS '74 Excellence in Teaching Award Joseph Skovira, Senior Lecturer received the Michael Tien '72 Excellence in Teaching Award Bruce Land, Senior Lecturer received the Michael Tien '72 Sustained Excellence and Innovation in Engineering Education Award The annual awards recognize distinguished teaching and...

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Kevin Tang

Kevin Tang receives 2018 IBM Faculty Award

A. Kevin Tang, associate professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering has received a 2018 IBM Faculty Award for his project, " Enabling Joint Transport Layer and Network Layer Optimization for Software-Defined Networks ." The IBM Faculty Awards is a competitive worldwide program intended to foster collaboration between researchers at leading universities worldwide and those in IBM research, development and services organizations; and promote curriculum innovation to stimulate growth in disciplines and geographies that are strategic to IBM. Tang’s project will examine the...

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Francesco Monticone

Francesco Monticone receives Air Force's Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) Award

ECE Assistant Professor Francesco Monticone has been selected to receive a 2018 Air Force Young Investigator Research award for his proposal, Robust Topological Scattering and Radiating Structures: Bridging Free-Space Propagation and Surface Waves on Complex Objects. The Air Force Office of Scientific Research will award approximately $13.9 million in grants to 31 scientists and engineers from 24 research institutions and businesses who submitted winning research proposals through the Air Force's Young Investigator Research Program (YIP). Over 290 proposals were received by the program this...

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Mert Sabuncu

Sabuncu receives NSF CAREER Award

Mert Sabuncu, Assistant Professor at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering, recently received a U.S. NSF CAREER Award from the Division of Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS). The award supports his research proposal on “New Learning-based Algorithms for the Analysis of Very-Large-Scale Neuroimaging Data” for a five-year period from 2018 through 2023 with a total amount of $581,438. Artificial intelligence, fueled by recent advances in machine learning algorithms, progress in hardware technologies, and rapid growth of datasets, is...

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