ECE ILLINOIS - In the Media http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/inthemedia.asp Media appearances for ECE ILLINOIS Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 CDT 5 Engineering department gets twice the space of former home (WCIA) http://www.illinoishomepage.net/story/d/story/engineering-department-gets-twice-the-space-of-for/39495/oSddwjQU2UaP0D3XT1nxvg It's been two years, but the UI's electrical and computer engineering department has a new home. WCIA Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 CDT New ECE Building on UI Campus (The News-Gazette) http://www.news-gazette.com/video/2014-08-25/new-ece-building-ui-campus-2014.html Video from The News-Gazette features the new ECE Building and interviews with students. Heather Coit, The News-Gazette Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 CDT Students find lots to like in new ECE building (The News-Gazette) http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2014-08-26/students-find-lots-new-ece-building.html The "Daily Byte" cafe isn't open yet. There are still a few holes instead of trees outside. Equipment is piled up in some rooms, and one entrance reads "Keep Out." None of that seemed to matter Monday to University of Illinois students enjoying their first day of classes in the $95 million Electrical and Computer Engineering building, decades in the making and just about complete. Julie Wurth, The News-Gazette Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 CDT U of I Opens New Electrical-Computer Engineering Building (Illinois Public Media) http://www.will.illinois.edu/news/story/u-of-i-opens-new-electrical-computer-engineering-building The University of Illinois's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering began the fall semester Monday in a brand-new building. Jim Meadows (WILL) Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:00:00 CDT AUDIO: new UI engineering building opens doors (WDWS) http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2014-08-25/audio-new-ui-engineering-building-opens-doors.html The new Electrical and computer engineering building at the University of Illinois already has staff and students excited, and it's only the first day of classes. Phillip Kisubika toured the building and has this report. Phillip Kisubika, WDWS Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:00:00 CDT Professor Emeritus Ahuja describes robots in 25 years (The News-Gazette) http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2014-08-24/big-10-jeff-dalessio-aug-24-2014.html Professor Emeritus Narendra Ahuja describes how robots will function in 25 years. Jeff D'Alessio, The News-Gazette Sun, 24 Aug 2014 00:00:00 CDT Smartphone Based Biosensors?Just What the mDiagnostician Ordered (Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News) http://www.genengnews.com/insight-and-intelligence/smartphone-based-biosensors-just-what-the-mdiagnostician-ordered/77900222/ A wedge-shaped cradle and app for the iPhone that uses the phone's built-in camera and processing power a biosensor to detect toxins, proteins, bacteria, viruses, and various target molecules. ECE Professor Brian Cunningham led the team that developed it. Kevin Mayer Wed, 6 Aug 2014 00:00:00 CDT Boppart's device spots bacteria behind eardrum (Science 360 News Service) http://news.science360.gov/archives/20140722 This video explains technology developed by Professor Stephen Boppart that detects bacteria behind the eardrum. Inside Science TV Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:00:00 CDT Nanotech Taught To Area Teachers (WICD) http://www.wicd15.com/news/top-stories/stories/nanotech-taught-area-teachers-10837.shtml Local high-school science teachers are learning about nanotechnology on the Illinois campus this summer, with help from several ECE faculty members. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:00:00 CDT Big projects on pace on campus (The News-Gazette) http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2014-07-18/big-projects-pace-campus.html Story about construction on campus mentions the Electrical and Computer Engineering Building. Julie Wurth, The News-Gazette Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:00:00 CDT University of Illinois researchers demonstrate novel, tunable nanoantennas (Science Codex) http://www.sciencecodex.com/university_of_illinois_researchers_demonstrate_novel_tunable_nanoantennas-137460 An ECE alumnus, student, and post-doc are involved in an Illinois research team that developed a novel, tunable nanoantenna that paves the way for new kinds of plasmonic-based optomechanical systems. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:00:00 CDT Stephen Boppart: Developing new optical imaging techniques for clinical use (SPIE) http://spie.org/x108282.xml Professor Stephen Boppart and his work are featured in this SPIE video. SPIE Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:00:00 CDT The Hacker (Elle) http://www.elle.com/life-love/society-career/google-parisa-tabriz-profile-3 ECE Associate Professor Nikita Borisov describes his student, Google's top hacker Parisa Tabriz, as "highly motivated and driven," as well as someone who can connect with others. Clare Malone (Elle) Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:00:00 CDT IBM's Watson Is Out With Its Own Barbecue Sauce (NPR) http://engineering.illinois.edu/news/article/http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/07/01/327204491/ibms-watson-is-out-with-its-own-barbecue-sauce ECE Assistant Professor Lav Varshney is mentioned in a story on NPR's website, about IBM Watson's barbecue sauce. Tue, 1 Jul 2014 00:00:00 CDT Top of the Morning: Beckman Institute (The News-Gazette) http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2014-06-30/top-morning-june-30-2014-archives.html ECE Professor Stephen E. Levinson and Associate Professor Gabriel Popescu were mentioned in The News-Gazette for their innovative work at The Beckman Institute. Michael Howie, The News-Gazette Mon, 30 Jun 2014 00:00:00 CDT Construction's in high gear on campus (The News-Gazette) http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2014-06-23/constructions-high-gear-campus.html The Electrical and Computer Engineering Building is mentioned as one of several on-campus construction projects this summer. Christine Des Garennes, The News-Gazette Mon, 23 Jun 2014 00:00:00 CDT Professor Sanjay Patel quoted in story about Amazon's Fire Phone (CBS) http://www.cbsnews.com/news/amazon-unveils-3d-fire-phone-with-3d-display/ How does (Amazon's Fire Phone) work? "Amazon is doing two things that are different," Sanjay Patel, professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and CEO at Personify, an immersive video technology company, told CBS News. CBS News Thu, 19 Jun 2014 00:00:00 CDT New PostiPhone biosensor does the work of a $50,000 lab-based machine (Gizmag) http://www.gizmag.com/iphone-photonic-biosensor/27654/ We already know that smartphones can perform many of the same features as more expensive computers, cameras and other devices. Now, a portable iPhone cradle made up of about $200 worth of electronics is claimed to be as accurate of a biosensor as a $50,000 spectrophotometer that remains stuck in a lab. The device was developed at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, by a team led by Prof. Brian Cunningham. Ben Coxworth Sat, 24 May 2014 00:00:00 CDT U of I gets NSA grant to improve cyber-security (WCIA) http://www.illinoishomepage.net/story/d/story/ui-gets-nsa-grant-to-improve-cyber-security/20914/3sCIziDw4kqEGELBN6D_FA ECE Interim Department Head Bill Sanders explains a $2.1 million grant the University of Illinois has received from the National Security Agency to research cybersecurity. Gary Brode (WCIA) Wed, 21 May 2014 00:00:00 CDT Biosensors in your pocket (Spark with Nora Young) http://www.cbc.ca/spark/blog/2014/05/18/biosensors-in-your-pocket/ ECE Professor Brian Cunningham explains the next-generation of biosensors. They're able to detect small amounts of viruses, pathogens, and other contaminants in you and the world around you, all with the help of your smartphone. Nora Young (CBC Radio) Sun, 18 May 2014 00:00:00 CDT