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Poor elected as Foreign Member of CAS

Prof. Vincent Poor has been elected as Foreign Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) for his scientific achievements and contributions to the promotion of the development of science and technology in China.

Sengupta awarded 2017 Bell Labs Prize

Prof. Kaushik Sengupta was awarded the 2017 Bell Labs Prize for his invention of a radical new transceiver chip technology that could power a truly universal software-defined reconfigurable radio.  More details can be found here.

Thompson receives Young Investigator Program award

Prof. Jeff Thompson has received a Young Investigator Program (YIP) award from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) for his proposal "Scalable Quantum Networks and Devices using Erbium Ions Integrated with Silicon Nanophotonics". 

Ross Kerner selected as 2018 Siebel Scholar in Energy Science

EE Graduate Student Ross Kerner has been selected as a 2018 Siebel Scholar in energy science.

Phones vulnerable to location tracking even when GPS services off

Princeton researchers (Prof. Prateek Mittal, Prof. Niraj Jha, EE Grad Students Arsalan Mosenia and Xiaoliang Dai) have found that smartphone data can be used to track users even when the phone’s GPS is off. 

Liu receives 2018 IEEE Jack S. Kilby Signal Processing Medal

Prof. Bede Liu is the recipient of the 2018 IEEE Jack S. Kilby Signal Processing Medal “for sustained contributions to the analysis and the development of low-complexity realizations of digital signal processing algorithms".

Breakthrough could launch organic electronics beyond cellphone screens

An international team of researchers including Princeton (Prof. Antoine Kahn, graduate students Xin Lin, Kyung Min Lee, Michael A. Fusella, and Fengyu Zhang) have used ultraviolet light to split molecules that had been added to a semiconductor. The reaction involves transferring an electron from the added molecule to the semiconductor. This process, called doping, results in a surprisingly stable structure and improves the conductivity of the semiconductor dramatically. The discovery points the way to more widespread use of an advanced technology generally known as organic electronics.

Biosensor Chip developed by Sengupta Featured in Celebrate Princeton Invention

Low-cost silicon-based biosensor chip for medical diagnostics has been developed by Prof. Kaushik Sengupta and his team.  It has been featured among eight inventions for this year’s Celebrate Princeton Invention. 

Martonosi and Lyon awarded 2017 ACM SenSys Test of Time award

Prof. Margaret Martonosi (CS) and Prof. Steve Lyon (EE) along with EE PhD alums Pei Zhang and Chris Sadler were awarded the 2017 ACM SenSys Test of Time award for their 2004 paper entitled “Hardware Design Experiences in ZebraNet”. 

Wagner receives David Turnbull Lectureship Award

Emeritus Prof. Sigurd Wagner is the recipient the David Turnbull Lectureship Award.  He is honored “for groundbreaking contributions to the science and technology of thin film photovoltaics, amorphous silicon and flexible large-area electronics.”

Old phones get new life in high-powered computer servers

Prof. David Wentzlaff and graduate student Mohammad Shahrad demonstrated that it is possible to build servers out of ranks of old smartphones.

Neuromorphic Photonics co-authored by Prucnal published

Book entitled "Neuromorphic Photonics" co-authored by Prof. Paul Prucnal and Bhavin Shastri has been published.  The book explores candidate interconnection architectures and devices for integrated neuromorphic networks, along with key functionality such as learning.

ELE 297 Project receives Best Presentation Award at HotPETs 2017

Henry Birge-Lee’s  ELE 297 Project with graduate students Yixin Sun and Annie Edmundson received the best presentation award at the Workshop on Hot Topics in Privacy Enhancing Technologies (HotPETs 2017). The students were advised by Prof. Prateek Mittal and Prof. Jennifer Rexford.

EE & CS Alum Jeff Bezos '86 elected to Logistics Hall of Fame

EE & CS Alum elected to Logistics Hall of Fame

Rand contributes to Andlinger Center for Energy & the Environment's Energy Technology Distillate

Prof. Barry Rand contributes to report published by the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

Chen developing systems for drones to auto-charge

Prof. Minjie Chen together with undergraduate researchers are developing a system that would allow drones to automatically recharge their batteries at solar-powered charging stations.

Mason Rocca '00 receives Knowles Teaching Fellowship

Mason Rocca *00 was chosen by the Knowles Teacher Initiative as a member of its 2017 Cohort of Teaching Fellows.
 

Graduate Student Yifang Chen, one of five recipients of the Walbridge Fund

Graduate student receives funding to support docotoral research.

Abbe receives fellowship from Institute for Advanced Study

Abee awarded fellowship.

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