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Diane Souvaine *84 *86 elected vice chair of the National Science Board

Diane Souvaine  *84 *86, vice provost for research at Tufts University, has been elected vice chair of the National Science Board (NSB), the governing body of the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Ron Brachman ’71 is new director of Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute

Cornell Tech has appointed Rob Brachman its new director of the Joan & Irwin Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute.  The Jacobs Institute is the result of an academic partnership between Cornell University and the Technion Israel-Institute of Technology at Cornell Tech. It strives to be an institution with a non-traditional and multidisciplinary approach to research, education and entrepreneurship.

FirstEnergy Names Ketan K. Patel '92 Vice President, Corporate Secretary, and Chief Ethics Officer

The FirstEnergy Corp. Board of Directors has elected Ketan K. Patel vice president, Corporate Secretary and Chief Ethics Officer effective July 1, 2016.  In his new role he will serve as a primary liaison to the Board of Directors and oversee the Corporate, Real Estate and Records & Information Compliance departments.

The Department Celebrates its 2016 PhD Graduates

The Department honors 28 Ph.D. graduates during a breakfast reception and ceremony.

Department presents Class of 2016 with Awards

EE Class of 2016 receives departmental awards on Class Day.

Two EE Seniors receive SEAS Undergraduate Awards

Two seniors receive SEAS undergraduate awards on Class Day.

Chung-Chih Wu *97 receives distinguished award from The Society for Information Display

EE Alum received Distinguished Award.

Akil Word-Daniels Receives Graduate School Teaching Award

Graduate student, Akil Word-Daniels recognized with a Teaching Award from the Graduate School for his outstanding work as an assistant in instruction. 

Graduate Student Commencement May 30th – Dr. Anthony Ephremides *71 guest speaker

EE Alum Dr. Anthony Ephremides *71 is guest speaker for department's graduate program commencement on May 30th.

Sengupta receives DURIP grant

Prof. Kaushik Sengupta was awarded the Defense Research University Instrumentation Program (DURIP) grant from Office of Naval Research for his project “Universal Chip-scale mm-Wave and THz systems with Programmable Electromagnetic Fields for New Modalities in Sensing, Communication and Computation.”

Two EE Graduate Students Receive Honorific Fellowships

EE graduate students Neereja Sundaresan and Jingbo Liu have received Honorific Fellowships for the 2016-17 academic year.

Class of 2016 Thesis Presentations

36 Seniors present their thesis presentations.

Students Wow at Car Lab Demonstrations on May 6th.

Annual Car Lab Demos - huge success!

Students showcase their Independent Work during poster session

15 students presented posters during the Independent Work poster sessions on May 9th.

Mark Jung ’82 is chair of Accela board

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 will join faculty at Harvard

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".

HackPrinceton continues to be a huge success!

HackPrinceton draws 500 attendees!