ECE ILLINOIS News http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/ News about what happens in ECE ILLINOIS Fri 19 Dec 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 Cunningham's team wins $300,000 NSF grant to turn smartphones into standalone biodetectors http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=9980 Professors Brian Cunningham, Steven Lumetta, and John Dallesasse have been awarded a $300,000 National Science Foundation grant to further pursue research on turning smartphones into mobile biodetection equipment. Ashish Valentine, ECE ILLINOIS Fri 19 Dec 2014 00:00 CST Supercomputing speeds advances in deep neural networks http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=9852 Professor Thomas Huang's team is developing algorithms for image recognition for those unlabeled images with research spilling over to multimedia. Mike Koon, Engineering Communications Office Thu 18 Dec 2014 00:00 CST Başar named director of the Center for Advanced Study http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=10318 At the beginning of this academic year, Professor Tamer Başar was named the director of the Center for Advanced Study (CAS). Daniel Dexter, ECE ILLINOIS Mon 15 Dec 2014 00:00 CST Vasudevan wins IEEE CEDA Early Career Award http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=9941 The IEEE Council of Electronic Design Automation (CEDA) presented Assistant Professor Shobha Vasudevan with the Early Career Award “for outstanding contributions to design verification including assertion generation and coverage analysis." Daniel Dexter, ECE ILLINOIS Wed 10 Dec 2014 00:00 CST Loui, Huang, and Polychronopoulos retire from teaching at ECE ILLINOIS http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=10165 Professors Michael Loui, Thomas Huang, and Constantine Polychronopoulos have retired from teaching at ECE ILLINOIS, but all three continue to pursue research. Ashish Valentine, ECE ILLINOIS Fri 5 Dec 2014 00:00 CST IEEE selects Dallesasse as Fellow http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=10166 Associate Professor John Dallesasse has been selected as a 2015 Fellow by the IEEE for contributions to the oxidation of III-V semiconductors used in photonic device manufacturing. Laura Schmitt, MNTL Thu 4 Dec 2014 00:00 CST SWE Illinois brings home hardware at national conference http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=10141 The Illinois chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) picked up several honors at the recent SWE National Conference in Los Angeles. Mike Koon, Engineering Communications Office Tue 2 Dec 2014 00:00 CST Sanders, Lyding elected AAAS Fellows http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=10129 Department Head William H. Sanders and Professor Joseph W. Lyding are among six Illinois faculty members who have been elected 2014 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Liz Ahlberg, U of I News Bureau Mon 1 Dec 2014 00:00 CST Professor Don Bitzer: Father of PLATO discusses his work http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=9931 Alumnus and Professor Emeritus Don Bitzer is renowned for developing PLATO, which he talked about during a recent visit to campus. Ashish Valentine, ECE ILLINOIS Wed 26 Nov 2014 00:00 CST ECE students involved in work on prosthetic hand with sensory feedback http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=9949 A team of students, including four ECE undergrads, are developing an affordable prosthetic hand that can return both motor and sensory functions to its user. Daniel Dexter, ECE ILLINOIS Fri 21 Nov 2014 00:00 CST New paradigm enables more secure, reliable control networks for power grid http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=9948 Several ECE faculty members are working on a $4.9 million Department of Energy project that will monitor, configure, and maintain safe, reliable network traffic flows in energy system control networks. Katie Carr, CSL Thu 20 Nov 2014 00:00 CST Alumnus Bob Johnson: brigadier general, electrical engineer and polo player at 89 http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=9800 Alumnus Bob Johnson (BSEE '38) served in the pacific theatre of the Second World War, reached the rank of brigadier general, worked as an electrical engineer, and played competitive polo until the age of 87. Ashish Valentine, ECE ILLINOIS Wed 19 Nov 2014 00:00 CST Hwu's MulticoreWare ranks in top 110 fastest-growing private companies http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=9855 Wen-Mei Hwu's company, MulticoreWare, was recently recognized by Inc.com as one of the fastest-growing, privately held companies in America. Katie Carr, CSL Tue 18 Nov 2014 00:00 CST Microtubes create cozy space for neurons to grow, and grow fast http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=9851 A team of researchers from Illinois and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, co-led by ECE professor Xiuling Li, has developed a method for studying the growth of neurons by ushering them into microtubes that simulate the conditions of neuron growth in the human brain. Liz Ahlberg, U. of I. News Bureau Fri 14 Nov 2014 00:00 CST ECE alums crowdfunding the first artificially intelligent cat toy http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=9840 Three ECE ILLINOIS alumni are on their way to crowdfunding the first artificially intelligent cat toy. Meg Dickinson, ECE ILLINOIS Wed 12 Nov 2014 00:00 CST Choquette elected president of IEEE Photonics Society http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=9824 Professor Kent Choquette will soon take on the position of president of the IEEE Photonics Society. Daniel Dexter, ECE ILLINOIS Tue 11 Nov 2014 00:00 CST Hwu wins 2014 B. Ramakrishna Rau Award http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=9812 Professor Wen-mei Hwu has won the 2014 B. Ramakrishna Rau Award from the IEEE Computer Society. Meg Dickinson, ECE ILLINOIS Fri 7 Nov 2014 00:00 CST New research looks at how online information can be manipulated http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=9791 Associate Professor Michael Bailey has received a $225,000 NSF grant to study whether personalized information services on the Internet may be a new feeding ground for cyberattackers. Katie Carr, CSL Wed 5 Nov 2014 00:00 CST Seven new faculty members join ECE ILLINOIS http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=9771 Seven new faculty members - four of them tenure-track, three who are lecturers - joined the ECE ILLINOIS faculty this fall. Daniel Dexter, ECE ILLINOIS Tue 4 Nov 2014 00:00 CST Lyding wins AVS achievement award http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=9745 Professor Joseph Lyding has won the 2014 Award for Outstanding Research from the Prairie Chapter of the American Vacuum Society "For pioneering developments in scanning tunneling microscopy instrumentation and their applications to nanotechnology." Ashish Valentine, ECE ILLINOIS Fri 31 Oct 2014 00:00 CST