ECE ILLINOIS News http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/ News about what happens in ECE ILLINOIS Thu 24 Jul 2014 00:00 CST 5 SELECT top 20 keyPost, datePost, strTitle, strAuthor, strDescription FROM blog.dbo.posts WHERE keyBlog = 1 AND blnApproved = 1 AND blnActive = 1 ORDER BY datePost DESC Onyeama Osuagwu invited to, attends Google I/O http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=8733 ECE ILLINOIS doctoral student Onyeama Osuagwu was invited by a Google recruiter to attend Google I/O in June. Ashish Valentine, ECE ILLINOIS Thu 24 Jul 2014 00:00 CST Gilbert receives NSF CAREER Award to study topological nanosystems http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=8731 ECE Assistant Professor Matthew Gilbert received a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation to determine the potential of topological materials to make information processing systems. Mark Pajor, ECE ILLINOIS Wed 23 Jul 2014 00:00 CST Researchers receive Best Paper Award, Carter Award for RnS monitoring research http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=8719 For their work creating a framework that addresses both reliability and security in computer systems, an Illinois team earned the Best Paper Award at DSN 2014. One ECE student on the team also received the William C. Carter Award. Katie Carr, CSL Mon 21 Jul 2014 00:00 CST Beckman team places in top three in Alan Alda Flame Challenge http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=8477 A team from the Beckman Institute, including ECE Associate Professor Scott Carney, was a finalist in the Alan Alda Flame Challenge for answering the question “What is color?” in a way that made sense to an 11-year-old. August Cassens, Beckman Institute Fri 18 Jul 2014 00:00 CST K-12 teachers gain experience with nanotechnology research http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=8703 This summer four area high-school teachers are participating in the first nano@illinois Research Experience for Teachers. Jonathan Damery, ECE ILLINOIS Thu 17 Jul 2014 00:00 CST Xiong receives Gold Award from MRS http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=8700 Alumnus Feng Xiong (MSEE '10, PhD '14) received the Materials Research Society’s Gold Graduate Student Award. Jonathan Damery, ECE ILLINOIS Wed 16 Jul 2014 00:00 CST Mitra develops verification tool for trustworthy cyber-physical systems http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=8662 ECE Assistant Professor Sayan Mitra is working on a tool that formally guarantees the safety and reliability of software by using novel physics-based algorithms and applying them to cyber systems. Kim Gudeman, Coordinated Science Laboratory Fri 11 Jul 2014 00:00 CST Tangül Başar retires as chief adviser http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=8661 Tangül Başar retired as chief adviser at ECE ILLINOIS, but will continue to teach. Lecturer David Varodayan will be joining the advising office in addition to teaching introductory freshman courses. Ashish Valentine, ECE ILLINOIS Thu 10 Jul 2014 00:00 CST Vasudevan wins Best Paper Award at top conference in design automation http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=8646 ECE Assistant Professor Shobha Vasudevan received the Best Paper Award at the 2014 Design Automation Conference for her research in code coverage of assertions using register transfer level (RTL) source code analysis. Katie Carr, CSL Wed 9 Jul 2014 00:00 CST ECE brings home Engineering at Illinois awards http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=8560 Several ECE faculty were honored at the 50th-annual faculty award ceremony for Engineering at Illinois. Mark Pajor, ECE ILLINOIS Tue 8 Jul 2014 00:00 CST Sanders named ECE ILLINOIS department head http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=8652 Professor William H. Sanders is ECE ILLINOIS' new department head, Engineering at Illinois Dean Andreas C. Cangellaris announced Thursday. Mon 7 Jul 2014 00:00 CST DCEO grant brings building closer to net-zero goal http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=8516 The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity has awarded a grant of about $250,000 to the Electrical and Computer Engineering Building Solar Panels Project. The DCEO grant brings the project’s funding to its goal of $900,000. Mark Pajor, ECE ILLINOIS Wed 2 Jul 2014 00:00 CST Pilawa earns PELS young engineer award http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=8518 Assistant Professor Robert Pilawa-Podgurski has received the Richard M. Bass Outstanding Young Power Electronics Engineer Award. Jonathan Damery, ECE ILLINOIS Tue 1 Jul 2014 00:00 CST Dominguez-Garcia invited to attend NAE's U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=8573 ECE Assistant Professor Alejandro Dominguez-Garcia has been selected by the National Academy of Engineering to attend the U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium. Ashish Valentine, ECE ILLINOIS Mon 30 Jun 2014 00:00 CST Blahut retires after 20 years with ECE ILLINOIS http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=8580 Professor Richard Blahut, a former department head of ECE ILLINOIS, has retired after 20 years with the department. Jonathan Damery, ECE ILLINOIS Fri 27 Jun 2014 00:00 CST Alum's invention gives radiator owners chance to control heat remotely http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=8562 Recent ECE ILLINOIS alumnus Christopher Moy (BSEE '14) and a team of engineers are creating a system called MyHome which aims to allow users to remotely control their home radiators and save energy. Mike Koon, Engineering Communications Office Thu 26 Jun 2014 00:00 CST National Science Foundation fellows pursue research at ECE ILLINOIS http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=8557 A number of National Science Foundation fellows are engaged in graduate research at ECE ILLINOIS, working in areas from using nanotechnology to imaging cancer cells to developing more efficient algorithms to DNA sequences. Ashish Valentine, ECE ILLINOIS Tue 24 Jun 2014 00:00 CST An innovative approach for image-completion software http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=8485 A new image-completion algorithm from ECE and Microsoft researchers could help with deleting photobombers without a trace. Jonathan Damery, ECE ILLINOIS Mon 23 Jun 2014 00:00 CST Varshney demonstrates novel crowdsourcing approach http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=8543 ECE Assistant Professor Lav Varshney and collaborators have demonstrated an algorithmic solution to crowdsourcing tasks. Jonathan Damery, ECE ILLINOIS Mon 23 Jun 2014 00:00 CST Intel donation to provide undergrads a chance to work in groundbreaking nanofabrication lab http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=8032 Nanofabrication is a popular concept in the tech industry right now, but the typical undergraduate student doesn't have a chance to try it. That's about to change at ECE ILLINOIS. Meg Dickinson, ECE ILLINOIS Thu 19 Jun 2014 00:00 CST