Assistant Professor Wenfeng Zhao joined the faculty in spring 2020. His research interests include neural engineering, compressed sensing, ultra-low power VLSI and in-memory computing.
Associate Professor Seokheun (Sean) Choi has been awarded the 2019-2020 Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities.
Three ECE students are awarded Graduate Student Excellence Awards for 2019-20: Yang Gao and Seyed Nikouei for research; and Deeraj Nagothu for teaching.
- The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department welcomes Jian Li as a new assistant professor in computer engineering starting fall 2019. His current research interests include machine learning, online algorithms, data analytics, economics and game theory, with applications to computer networks and systems, edge and cloud computing systems, and Internet of Things.
- Professor Pritam Das has been appointed a session chair at the 2019 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE 2019) Conference, which takes place in Baltimore, Maryland, in September 2019.
- Assistant professor Tara P. Dhakal is working on a new type of solar cell that could one day replace silicon-based solar panels with a natural and flexible material. He was recently awarded an NSF CAREER grant for his work.
- Graduate student Mehdi Boroumand received a Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Research for his novel combination of artificial intelligence, steganalysis and forensic analysis.