Brenna D. Argall, Assistant Professor and EECS students Siddarth Jain (PhD), Seth McCammon (undergrad) and Taiwon Chung (undergrad) participated in the Robot Block Party as part of the fifth annual National Robotics Week event held at the Museum of Science & Industry (MSI) on April 5-13, 2014.
On March 19-20, 2014, Team Wildcats of Northwestern University advanced to the final event of the DARPA Spectrum Challenge--a national competition to develop advanced radio techniques capable of communicating in congested and contested electromagnetic environments without direct coordination or spectrum preplanning.
Applied Physics Graduate Student Samantha Nowierski (Ph.D. 17') has been selected to receive a 2014 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship.
As part of MOOCS Winter 2014, the Coursera hosted course, taught by Prof. Aggelos K. Katsaggelos, AT&T Chair and his team, titled, "Fundamentals of Digital Image and Video Processing", was launched on Monday, March 31, 2014.
The 12-week course, which is the 1st MOOC's course to be offered by EECS, examines how to master the processing of image and video signals that is useful for engineering/science students, software developers, and practicing scientists, among others.
4C, a social intelligence and advertising platform, founded by Prof. Alok Choudhary, John G. Searle Professor in partnership with Facebook has conducted a study to show the relationship between public Facebook behavioral data and television broadcast programming.
By analyzing public Facebook data, 4C is helping networks make intelligent programming decisions and enabling brands to more strategically place relevant advertisements both on television and on Facebook.
EECS hosted the program committee meeting for the 23rd ACM Symposium on High-performance Parallel and Distributed Computing (HPDC 14') on March 20-21, 2014 in the Norris Center.
HPDC is the premier annual symposium for presenting the latest research on the design, implementation, evaluation, and the use of parallel and distributed systems for high-end computing. Of the 50 internationally recognized experts on the program committee, over 30 traveled to Evanston to attend in person, with the remainder attending by teleconferencing.
The goal of the app is to measure the DNS performance provided by your phone company, and compare it with other options not currently available on your mobile device due to cellular company policy.
EECS Professor Larry Henschen organized and hosted a special gathering featuring twelve Deans of Engineering from Midwest universities held at Northwestern University on Thursday, March 13, 2014.
Goce Trajcevski, Assistant Chairman & Senior Lecturer is the General Co-Chair of the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), which will be held in Chicago, IL on March 31-April 4.
Other EECS faculty members appointed to the Organizing Committee of the conference, include Nikos Hardavellas being Finance Chair and Peter Scheuermann being Tutorial Co-Chair and Xin Chen as Local Chair.
During the event, attendees were invited to listen to student poster/project presentations on a variety of EECS related topics, including:
- viewing exciting, futuristic demos made by EECS students.
- asking questions and receiving information about EECS Department and what it has to offer.
- talk to faculty, staff, Deans, EECS graduate/undergraduate students and other distinguished guests.
Congratulations to EECS alumna, Jamesina Simpson (BSEE 03', PH.D. 07'), Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Utah, on her election as Vice-Chair (2015-17) and as Chair (2018-20) of Commission B (Fields and Waves) of the U.S. National Committee (USNC) of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI).
EECS PHD Students Francois Callewaert and Erdem Cicek have won awards for "Breakthrough in Human-Oriented Applications," at the SPIE WEST 2014 Conference, which was held February 4-6, 2014 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California.
Manijeh Razeghi, Walter P. Murphy Professor; Director of Center for Quantum Devices presented a keynote talk at SPIE WEST 2014 Conference on Wednesday February 5, 2014 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California.
As part of the morning Keynote Session, Prof. Razeghi's talk was titled, "III-V semiconductor optoelectronic devices from UV to THz: recent advances and future trends," (please see abstract below).
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Prof. Alok Choudhary gave a plenary talk, titled, "Big Data + Big Compute = An Extreme Scale Marriage for Smarter Science?", at SC13 (Supercomputing Conference) on Thursday, Nov 21, 2013, at the Denver Convention Center
Foundations and Trends in Signal Processing has published a book co-authored by Dongning Guo, Associate Professor, Shlomo Shamai, Distinguished Professor, Israel Institute of Technology, and Sergio Verdu, Faculty, Princeton, titled "The Interplay Between Information and Estimation Measures."
Manijeh Razeghi, Walter P. Murphy Professor, Director, Center for Quantum Devices (CQD) wrote a featured technical article, titled, "Quantum Cascade Lasers for IR and THz Spectroscopy," that was published December 16, 2013, on the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) website for her recent research on demonstrating increased power, spectral coverage, and tunability of quantum cascade lasers.
Manijeh Razeghi, Walter P. Murphy Professor, Director, Center for Quantum Devices (CQD) and her team, have authored a newly published article, on Friday, December 6, 2013 in Applied Physics Letters (Vol.103, Issue 23).
Students from the EECS 354 class- Network Penetration and Security, mentored by Prof. Yan Chen and three additional EECS students (Srinivas Balusu, Andrew Kahn, and Xitao Wen) participated in the annual UCSB International Capture The Flag (also known as the iCTF) on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, with over 89 school teams and 1300 individual participants from around the world.
Professor Randall (Randy) Berry has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He is joining a prestigious list of 2014 Newly Elevated Fellows, for contributions to resource allocation and interference management in wireless networks.
Goce Trajcevski received the Best Short Paper Award in the 16th ACM International Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems (MSWiM 2013) on November 3-8, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.
The Electrical Engineering Undergraduate Teaching Labs (EE Labs) rolled out their new MakerBot 2X 3D Printer in the 24/7 and MG22 Labs on Monday, November 4, 2013.
A group of distinguished delegates from the College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at National Taiwan University, Taipei, will visit McCormick for international academic collaboration on Thursday, November 7, 2013.
Brent Hecht (PhD, 2013, Advisor Prof. Darren Gergle) was selected to receive the 2013 Yahoo! Academic Career Enhancement (ACE) Award.
Five young professors conducting academic research at leading research universities around the world were selected for the honor. Hecht will receive a $10,000 unrestricted gift.
Ankit Agrawal (EECS Postdoctoral Fellow 09'-10'), Research Associate Professor and Alok Choudhary, John G. Searle Professor in EECS, Professor, Kellogg School of Management and Director - CUCIS, mined the recently released Medicare data for US hospitals containing hospital billing and Medicare payments.
The Wildcats, a Northwestern University team consisting of EECS students Ed Kim, Zeyu Wang and Siyuan Cai, won 1st place in the 2013 ACM ICPC Mid-Central USA Programming Contest held at the University of Chicago on Saturday, November 2, 2013.
Fabián E Bustamante, Associate Professor has authored an invited editorial on broadband networks, titled "Broadly Available Broadband," that was published in the IEEE Internet Computing issue of Sep-Oct 2013.
We are very pleased to announce that Prof. Manijeh Razeghi has won the IBM Faculty Award for 2013! The IBM Faculty Award is a monetary award to university faculty members to foster collaboration between researchers at leading universities and those in IBM research, development and services organizations.