Mark Jung’82 has joined the board of directors of Accela, a provider of cloud-based productivity and civic engagement solutions for state and local government agencies worldwide. As chair, he will help guide the California-headquartered company on best practices and in planning strategies for future developments.
Cynthia Dwork’79, currently a distinguished scientist at Microsoft Research in Silicon Valley, will join the faculty at Harvard in January 2017. She will be the Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science at the Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) and also hold the Radcilffe Alumnae Professorship at Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
Prof. Sharad Malik, Pramod Subramanian and Sayak Ray receives Best Student Paper Award by HOST 2015
Prof. Sharad Malik, EE Graduate Student Pramod Subramanian and former EE Postdoc Sayak Ray have received the Best Student Paper Award by HOST (IEEE International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust) 2015 for their paper entitled “Evaluating the Security of Logic Encryption Algorithms”
Eric Schmidt ’76 to head Pentagon’s new advisory board
The Pentagon announced that Eric Schmidt, executive chair of Alphabet, will head its new Defense Innovation Advisory Board, formed to provide advice on technology and related innovation to Secretary of Defense Ash Carter.
Sengupta lab receives MURI grant from Department of Defense
Prof. Kaushik Sengupta’s lab along with collaborators at California Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University and University of Minnesota were one of 23 awardees of the Multi-University Research Initiative (MURI) grant from Department of Defense for their research entitled "Universal Electromagnetic Surface: Exploiting active electronics and active origami to generate a programmable electromagnectic response".
Prof. Prateek Mittal has received the Cisco Faculty Research Award for his work on "Enabling Privacy-preserving Data Analytics". The research objective is to develop a platform for protecting the privacy of network data while enabling network data analytics.
Stacey Huang '16 receives 2016 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Award
Senior EE undergraduate student Stacey Huang has received the 2016 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Award. Huang is currently working with Professor Gerard Wysocki on her Senior Thesis project focused on remote sensing of atmospheric methane using laser dispersion spectroscopy.
Fengnian Xia *05 receives early career award from National Science Foundation
Fengnian Xia *05 has received a 2016 Faculty Early Career Development Award from The National Science Foundation. Xia is the Barton L. Weller Assistant Professor in Engineering and Science at Yale’s School of Engineering and Applied Science.