ECE ILLINOIS News http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/ News about what happens in ECE ILLINOIS Fri 12 Sep 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 Boppart reviews optical imaging technologies for point-of-care http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=9481 Published in Science Translational Medicine, ECE Professor Stephen Boppart, reviews the benefits of low-cost, portable optical imaging technologies and what steps need to be taken to get these technologies to doctors in both developed and developing countries. Fri 12 Sep 2014 00:00 CST New ECE class gives students an in-depth look at the engineering process http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=9431 Starting this semester, ECE ILLINOIS will offer students an opportunity to study the engineering design process and possibly get a head start on their Senior Design projects with a new class called ECE 398, Special Topics in ECE. Daniel Dexter, ECE Illinois Fri 5 Sep 2014 00:00 CST Banked blood grows stiffer with age, study finds http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=9427 The longer blood is stored, the less it can carry oxygen into the tiny microcapillaries of the body, says a new study from ECE Associate Professor Gabriel Popescu. Liz Ahlberg, U of I News Bureau Fri 5 Sep 2014 00:00 CST PURE returns this semester, offers more for undergrads http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=9408 The Promoting Undergraduate Research in Engineering (PURE) program has been designed to give freshmen and sophomores a chance to work as mentee on a research project with a graduate student. Daniel Dexter, ECE ILLINOIS Thu 4 Sep 2014 00:00 CST Haran wins $2M NASA Fixed Wing Project http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=9373 ECE ILLINOIS Associate Professor Kiruba Haran is working with NASA on a $2 million project to design aircraft propulsion systems that are more efficient, powerful, and clean-burning. Ashish Valentine, ECE ILLINOIS Tue 2 Sep 2014 00:00 CST Allison Winter joins ECE ILLINOIS staff as associate director of advancement http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=9351 Allison Winter has joined ECE ILLINOIS as the department's new associate director of advancement. Meg Dickinson, ECE ILLINOIS Wed 27 Aug 2014 00:00 CST Symphony of nanoplasmonic and optical resonators leads to magnificent laser-like light emission http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=9361 By combining plasmonics and optical microresonators, ECE ILLINOIS researchers have created a new optical amplifier (or laser) design, paving the way for power-on-a-chip applications. Rick Kubetz, Engineering Communications Office Tue 26 Aug 2014 00:00 CST Texas Instruments pledges $3.2 million gift for ECE ILLINOIS lab and student meeting space http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=9181 Texas Instruments (TI), the global semiconductor company, has pledged a $3.2 million gift to ECE ILLINOIS to name two spaces in the new Electrical and Computer Engineering Building. Jonathan Damery, ECE ILLINOIS Mon 25 Aug 2014 00:00 CST Viswanath searches for solution to interference in wireless networks http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=9157 Professor Pramod Viswanath was recently awarded a three-year, $360,000 grant from the Army for his project to address interference in wireless networks and how to manage that interference in a distributed way. Katie Carr, CSL Fri 22 Aug 2014 00:00 CST iRobotics gears up for the school year http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=9156 iRobotics, a student organization supported in part by the ECE ILLINOIS annual fund, is preparing for a new year of competition and community outreach. Mark Pajor, ECE ILLINOIS Sun 17 Aug 2014 00:00 CST Introducing Lab Coordinator Casey Smith http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=9137 Casey Smith (MSEE '01), ECE ILLINOIS' new instructional lab coordinator, is working hard to get instructional labs ready for students' return. Jonathan Damery, ECE ILLINOIS Tue 12 Aug 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 11 Aug 2014 00:00 CST Multi-university team works on edge-cloud to help scale big data http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=9131 With $1.2 million from the National Science Foundation, a multi-institutional research team aims to develop a comprehensive theory for the design and analysis of content distribution networks. Katie Carr, Coordinated Science Laboratory Mon 11 Aug 2014 00:00 CST From Illinois to Comillas and beyond http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=9089 ECE ILLINOIS students are encouraged to study abroad, and likewise, the department welcomes students from around the world. Jonathan Damery, ECE ILLINOIS Wed 6 Aug 2014 00:00 CST More than six decades in Everitt Lab http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=9081 For more than 65 years, Everitt Lab has been the center of ECE ILLINOIS. Jonathan Damery, ECE ILLINOIS Thu 31 Jul 2014 00:00 CST Student's internship at NASA leads to co-op http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=8735 Mechanical engineering major and ECE minor Madison Heimerdinger is joining NASA for a co-op in the spring after working an internship there this spring. Ashish Valentine, ECE ILLINOIS Mon 28 Jul 2014 00:00 CST 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