Lecturer Ivan Sekyonda received the 2017 Outstanding Faculty Instructor award (by student vote) and professor Matthias Kirchner received the 2017 Outstanding Faculty Researcher Award.
The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department welcomed three new faculty members in 2017. Emrah Akyol specializes in game theory, controls and communications. Miao Hu researches machine learning software and AI. Pritam Das focuses on LED drivers, power converters and smart grids.
Associate professor Zhanpeng Jin received a $900,000 NSF grant for his study "Brain Hacking: Assessing Psychological and Computational Vulnerabilities in Brain-based Biometrics." It was also featured as one of the 22 ideas about to change the world.
Assistant professor Tara Dhakal published an article titled "Getting more energy from the sun: how to make better solar cells" on The Conversation.
Associate professor David Klotzkin received the 2016 Outstanding Faculty Instructor award (by student vote) and professor Stephen Zahorian received the 2016 Outstanding Faculty Researcher Award.
A quartet of graduate students from the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science came in second place in the nation-wide 2016 Institute of Industrial and System Engineers CIS Division Mobile App Competition.
A team of 13 students from the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science at Binghamton University and Broome Community College known as SUNY Bearcat Motorsports won the Electric Division of the national Formula Hybrid 2016 Competition at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H.
Associate professor David Klotzkin received the 2015 Outstanding Faculty Instructor award (by student vote) and associate professor Zhanpeng Jin received the 2015 Outstanding Faculty Researcher Award.
Jessica Fridrich was promoted to distinguished professor and Mark Fowler was promoted to distinguished teaching professor by the SUNY Board of Trustees.
Assistant professor Tara Dhakal has been appointed an interim director of the Center for Autonomous Solar Power (CASP), part of Binghamton University's Center of Excellence.
Distinguished professor Jessica Fridrich was elevated to IEEE Fellow for "contributions to digital media forensics, steganography, and steganalysis."