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Gmachl, Sengupta awarded E-Council teaching honors

Faculty research team awarded Schmidt fund to identify materials for quantum systems

Mittal wins Navy award to make machine learning more secure

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering Prateek Mittal has received a 2018 Young Investigators Award from the United States Office of Naval Research.

Wearable devices could diagnose illness as it emerges

In a paper in the journal IEEE Transactions on Multi-Scale Computing Systems, researchers led by Niraj Jha reported that their system, the Hierarchical Health Decision Support System (HDSS), used biomedical data to successfully detect five diseases in simulations created from an amalgamation of patient data. The paper, published in the journal’s Oct.-Dec. issue, states that the system diagnosed type-2 diabetes with 78 percent accuracy, arrhythmia with 86 percent accuracy, urinary bladder disorder with 99 percent accuracy, hypothyroid with 95 percent accuracy and renal pelvis nephritis with 94 percent accuracy.

Wei-Han Lee was awarded the Best Paper Award at 2018 ICISSP

EE Graduate Student Wei-Han Lee was awarded the Best Paper Award at the 2018 International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy (ICISSP) for his paper entitled, "Inferring Smartphone Users’ Handwritten Patterns by using Motion Sensors”. 

Anna Broome awarded IEEE Microwave Theory and Technique Undergraduate Fellowship Award

EE senior Anna Broome has been awarded the IEEE Microwave Theory and Technique undergraduate fellowship award for her work on her senior thesis on THz chipscale video cameras in Prof. Kaushik Sengupta’s lab

Henry Birge-Lee's project protects against internet threat

Princeton Undergraduate Henry Birge-Lee is part of a research team that has pioneered a protection against potential cyberattacks that a major internet security firm has already begun rolling out.  The project focuses on “digital certificates.” In their project, Birge-Lee and colleagues demonstrated a new and harder-to-detect form of this subterfuge; and then they demonstrated new countermeasures to protect against it. 

Mittal and Chiang win funding from IP Accelerator Fund

EE Prof. Prateek Mittal and Prof. Mung Chiang (Dean of the College of Engineering, Perdue University) have won funding from the Intellectual Property Accelerator Fund for their proposal entitled, " ProCMotive: Bringing Programmability and Connectivity into Isolated Vehicles ".

M.A. Mueed awarded the 2018 Richard L. Greene Dissertation Award in Experimental Condensed Matter or Materials Physics

M.A. Mueed, a former PhD student of Prof. Mansour Shayegan, has been awarded the 2018 Richard L. Greene Dissertation Award in Experimental Condensed Matter or Materials Physics, recognizing doctoral thesis research of exceptional quality and importance in experimental condensed matter or experimental materials physics.

Mittal awarded 2017 IBM Faculty Award

Prof. Prateek Mittal has been awarded the 2017 IBM Faculty Award for his research on privacy-enhancing technologies.

Chandrakanth Reddy Chappidi receives the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Pre-doctoral Achievement Award

EE Graduate Student Chandrakanth Reddy Chappidi was awarded the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Pre-doctoral Achievement award for 2017-18 for his work on network synthesis approach to reconfigurable wireless front-ends.

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.

Three Graduate Students received Yan Huo *94 Fellowship

Three graduate students have been awarded the Yan Huo *94 Graduate Fellowship in Electrical Engineering: Yushan Liu, advised by Prateek Mittal, Prashanth Venkataram, advised by Alejandro Rodriguez, and Ross Kerner, advised by Barry Rand.  The fellowship is for the 2017 - 2018 academic year and is used to support post-general exam PhD students.

Prucnal named National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Prof. Paul Prucnal has been named a 2017 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

Hanley ‘18 was named Sachs Scholar at Oxford’s Worcester College

EE Senior Hans Hanley ’18 was named Sachs Scholar at Oxford’s Worcester College.

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 Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) 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.